BIRKENHEAD PARK’S National Three North derby against Chester was a casualty of the weather with a waterlogged pitch causing a postponement on Saturday morning.
The next scheduled match is at Bradford & Bingley on January 7 and it will be a tricky opener to 2012 for Park.
Director of rugby John McNally said: “We will have to work hard to keep in shape during the festive break as it will be a big match at Bradford.
“They defeated leaders Darlington Mowden Park in their last outing and we will do well to repeat the victory we secured in the home match back in September.”
Park can look back with relative satisfaction on the first half of the season as they remain in fourth spot. A feature of the senior team has been the number of young players now making their mark – flanker Sean Mooney is the latest to make an impact joining his former youth team-mates Danny Rich, Jack Ashcroft and Joe Spencer in the side.
Ben Shepherd was the only member of the starting pack in Park’s last match against Lymm not to have played youth rugby at the club.
Club president Mark McNally said: “It is proving a memorable season to mark our 140th anniversary. We have had some good celebrations and we are currently fourth in the league.
“The Wanderers are top of University of Salford Division One and the Panthers are also top of their division.
“Hopefully we will continue the good work on and off the pitch in the New Year.”