Wet weather hits football fixtures in Lancaster and Morecambe


The recent wet weather decimated the weekend’s football across the Lancaster and Morecambe district.

Morecambe’s League 2 game at Rochdale beat the bad weather but elsewhere it was a different story.

Lancaster City’s Evo-Stik First Division North game at Darlington was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

The Heritage Park pitch was deemed unfit for play after an early morning pitch inspection.

The cancellation means Darren Peacock’s Dolly Blues have played just one away game in the last seven weeks.

Both Slyne-with-Hest and Garstang saw their Richardson Cup First Round ties called off.

The postponements mean both West Lancashire Premier Division sides have not played since the middle of December.

In the Baines Bagguley Penhale North Lancashire and District Football League only three games survived the weather on Saturday.

In the Premier Division, leaders Carnforth Rangers cemented their place at the top - Daniel Syson’s goal handing them a 1-0 win over College AFC.

Elsewhere, Bowerham beat Highgrove 2-1 thanks to goals from Tim Dagliesh and Alastair Laird.

Russell Mitchell scored from the penalty spot for the visitors.

In Division Four Cartmel and District’s A team held their Carnforth Rangers counterparts to a 2-2 draw.

Cameron Young scored twice for the hosts with Barry Bush and Ben Sharpe on target for the visitors.