BRIGHOUSE Town Women will try and play their FA Women's National League League Cup quarter-final again next Wednesday at the second time of asking, after Sunday’s match was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

Heavy rain left huge areas of the playing surface at the Yorkshire Payments Stadium under water, meaning the officials had no option but to call the game off.

It means they’ll try again next week, having initially sought to force the postponement of their planned FA Women's National League Northern Premier Division match with Stoke City this Sunday in order to play the cup game.

Speaking on Sunday after the cup clash was called off, Brighouse manager Rob Mitchell said: “The rain just never let up and forced the postponement of the men’s game on Saturday so we feared the worst.

“There was standing water all over the place, so with more rain forecast after the 9am pitch inspection, the right decision was made.

“Hopefully, we can get the game played this Sunday. I don’t mind where it’s played because it’s just important to get the match done.”

The eventual winner of the Brighouse vs Huddersfield quarter final will join Liverpool Feds, Southampton and Crawley Wasps in the semi-finals.

Mitchell also explained why he’d allowed Monique Watson and Molly Havard to join Harrogate Town on loan.

The duo both made goal-scoring debuts for their new club on Sunday against South Shields.

Mitchell said: “It’s all about what’s in the best interests of the players and both Monique and Molly will benefit from getting regular playing time.

“It’s a dual signing so we have the option of bringing them back, but I wouldn’t want to do that because getting minutes will benefit them more than sitting on the bench.”

He said he agreed to send the pair out on loan partly because of the form of reserve team striker Imogen Williams, who has been called into the first team squad on a permanent basis.

Mitchell said: “Imogen has been scoring goals for fun in the reserves and she’s done well for us when she’s played for the first team.

“She’s 19 and we can see so much room for her to develop and improve into a top striker.”

Meanwhile, the club have brought back Bethanie Davies, after time away in America, as well as with Leeds United and Harrogate.