ROCHDALE will resist demands from Championship rivals York for the two points from Sunday's postponed fixture.

Hornets say the match at the Crown Oil Arena was called off with both teams ready to take part in the warm-up because high winds meant it was dangerous to remove the protective covers and erect the rugby posts.

It was the second postponement so far this season for Hornets at a Spotland stadium owned by League One football club Rochdale AFC, who had a home game on Saturday and have another on Tuesday night.

York chairman Jon Flatman says his club's players and fans were let down and has called on the Rugby Football League to award them the points.

Rochdale said in a statement: "The club have already submitted reports to the RFL operational department and will continue to assist them with their investigation into the circumstances around Sunday's cancellation.

"We do, however, strongly disagree that the match points should be awarded to York City Knights.

"Rochdale Hornets believe the correct course of action would be to rearrange the game.

"Two points should always be won or lost over the course of 80 minutes and we believe there is sufficient time remaining in the season to work together and play the game that the supporters were excited to be a part of.

"Finally, Rochdale Hornets will continue to work closely with the stadium management company to ensure we never have a repeat of Sunday and positive discussions have already begun."