ALBION Sports thought they would have the chance to move out of the NCEL Premier Division relegation zone last night, but it wasn't to be.

But it was not a seventh league defeat in a row that kept them in the bottom two, but instead Storm Dudley.

Howling wind and driving rain in West Yorkshire was always going to make the clash at home to Handsworth unlikely to go ahead, and a waterlogged pitch was the official reason for the game at the Citadel being called off at around 3pm.

The game has already been given a re-arranged date, and will take place on Wednesday, March 30, with a 7:45pm kick-off.

Campion might not be in as dire straits as Albion, but they are still only four points clear of the bottom three in the NWCFL First Division North, all of whom are liable to be relegated.

They would have been hoping for a home win over Nelson last night at Scotchman Road to put some daylight between themselves and the drop zone.

But sadly, their game went the same way as Albion's, with a waterlogged pitch putting paid to the fixture at just before 2:30pm.

Brighouse Town Women were due to play last night too, in their FA Women's National League Cup quarter-final at home to rivals Huddersfield Town.

And although the game passed an initial pitch inspection at 12pm, further downpours waterlogged the pitch at the Yorkshire Payments Stadium, with the game called off just after 3pm.

As for Brighouse's men, their West Riding County Cup semi-final at Farsley Celtic has been arranged for Tuesday, March 15.

The other last-four clash, between Albion Sports and Liversedge, has not yet been given a date.