Leeds football clubs desperate to beat weather

The big freeze will be followed by the big thaw this week with the Leeds area's football clubs desperately hoping to get back on the pitch this weekend.

Every single game from the area's local football leagues fell foul to the cold snap last weekend with all grounds under a covering of thick snow and ice.

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However, temperatures are finally set to rise to around three degrees tomorrow and the area's fixture secretaries have their fingers crossed action can resume this weekend, albeit aware of the new threat of melted snow causing waterlogging instead.

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Jon Scargill, results secretary for the Wakefield Sunday League said: "The snow has not fallen for a couple of days, and actually appears to be thawing where it still remains, however, this can only lead to waterlogging and further missed games.

"If your pitch is prone to waterlogging, it may be an idea to get out with the forks as soon as you can see the grass again. This could lead to games being played this coming weekend and help to avoid the irritating, but entirely necessary, midweek games toward the end of the season."

Weather permitting, the West Riding County FA Challenge Cup and Trophy matches as well as the Sunday Cup and Sunday Trophy matches – originally scheduled for last weekend – will take place on Saturday and Sunday.

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