ONLY three games in the Baines Bagguley North Lancashire and District Football League managed to beat the frost making it just 11 games played in the last three weeks with a total of 263 games cancelled so far.
At this stage last season there had been 247 games cancelled.
In the Fisher/Howson Remembrance Cup second round, Division One side Marsh United Reserves came within 60 seconds of a shock exit when they played Caton United Reserves from Division Three.
Both sides fielded much weakened teams due to some players being cup-tied after playing in the Senior Challenge Cup.
The game was far closer than anyone could have thought, but it was Caton who went into a 2-1 lead with a brilliant goal scored by Jeremy Richards and Jonathon Pink, in reply Liam Beaton scored for Marsh.
See the Lancaster Guardian (04-02-11) for full story.