FOR the third time in this topsy turvy, stop-start season, Widnes RUFC found themselves without a game again because of a waterlogged pitch.
The fixture was called off on the morning of the game after torrential rain on Friday night left pools of standing water all over the pitch.
They were fortunate enough to get one of those games out of the way last week at Fleetwood and have a new date of December 1 for the second of those games away at Vale of Lune. However, if the bad weather continues, Lee McDermott’s side could find themselves having to play catch up after Xmas. They also have a Lancashire Cup semi-final to fit in somewhere against Sedgely Park to give the Fixture Secretary an extra headache.
And so, on to Saturday’s game away at Liverpool St Helens which is the game of the round in North One West.
Widnes supporters will be immediately reminded of last season’s outstanding performance at Moss Lane, when on the face of it, the newly promoted ‘young pretenders’ were given no chance.
But, they went on to defy all the odds and condemn their loftier opponents to their heaviest home defeat for four years with a 34–17 win.
That won’t count for anything though, and the men from Heath Road will have to do it all again against a team who are currently the form team in the competition.
Once again though, the week off will give a chance for some of the players to rest their aching limbs and shake off any niggling bumps and bruises picked up at Fleetwood. For the likes of Paul Borg, it will be another week closer to full fitness after his long absence and subsequent return to the side.