THE bad weather decimated the non-league football programme at the weekend, but several teams from the Bradford District were glad to get their games on.

Bradford (Park Avenue) and Guiseley saw their FA Trophy matches against Marine and Ashton United respectively postponed.

If Avenue win the re-arranged fixture on Wednesday, they face a mouthwatering home derby with FC Halifax Town in the third round.

A Guiseley victory would see them travel to Chesterfield.

Liversedge will visit Morpeth Town in the FA Trophy third round if they can win their rearranged clash at home to Lancaster City.

Eccleshill United and Albion Sports saw their NCEL Premier Division games called off by the weather too.

It transpired that Thackley and Silsden were involved in the only two games to be completed on Saturday in that division, and both of them won.

The former romped to a fine 4-1 victory at Goole, while the latter beat visiting Handsworth 4-2 in a wintry thriller.

Thackley took the lead in their match after 16 minutes.

A dreadful pass by the Goole goalkeeper was latched on to by Frankie Sinfield, and he squared the ball to Dennyboys team-mate Lewis Waddington, who tapped the ball home.

That same combination worked wonders once again 15 minutes later, with Sinfield’s cross from the left wing slammed home by Waddington.

Waddington almost returned the favour for Sinfield moments later, but the latter saw his shot saved.

It mattered little though, as the ball broke to Ben Grech-Brooksbank, who fired the rebound into the empty net.

Goole pulled a goal back early in the second half, after a shot from the edge of the box bounced awkwardly and snuck past Thackley goalkeeper Luke Wilson.

The snow came flying down after the break, but the Dennyboys continued to dominate, with Sinfield and Ras Diamond both unlucky not to score in the same move.

Will Jackson then shot wide for Thackley when he was through one-on-one, but Diamond did make it four with five minutes to go, sliding a shot home after the Goole stopper had taken a heavy touch.

The big win moved Thackley up to 11th.

Silsden are just a point and place behind them, albeit with three games in hand, after their win over Handsworth.

After an even start, Silsden went 2-0 up after 15 minutes, courtesy of a fearsome strike from Brad Riley and a clever chip from Jack Normanton.

After Josimar Bradshaw went close for the Cobbydalers, Riley did make it three before the break, heading home a corner.

Bradshaw got his goal just after the interval, and while both he and Mo Qasim came close to extending the lead, Handsworth netted twice late on to give the scoreline an air of respectability.

Campion conceded early in the NWCFL First Division North at South Liverpool, but they hit back to win 3-1 courtesy of a Daniel Keane goal and a Mark Ferguson brace.

That kept them 10th, while Steeton stayed 14th after losing 2-0 at home to Nelson.

Brighouse Town were 3-0 up in the NPL East Division at home to Yorkshire Amateur, but a floodlight failure on the hour mark meant the game had to be abandoned.