Local football leagues are kicked into touch by heavy snowfall

NON-LEAGUE football in North Yorkshire was hit by the weekend whiteout.

The entire Northern Counties East League programme fell foul of the snow, while there was only one game played in Blue Square Bet North and one in the Evo-Stik League.

Pickering Town’s home game against Armthorpe Welfare in the NCEL premier division will now be played on Tuesday, February 12, while Tadcaster Albion will go to Retford United on Tuesday, March 12.

Title-chasing Scarborough Athletic will host Barton Town Old Boys on Tuesday, March 5, while Selby Town’s division one clash at home to Shirebrook Town has been relisted for Tuesday, March 12.

Knaresborough Town’s game at Teversal will now be played on Tuesday, February 26.

Meanwhile, Pickering have signed Barton Town Old Boys goalkeeper David Bramley.

Harrogate Town’s Blue Square Bet North trip to Solihull was postponed, as was Harrogate Railway Athletic’s game at Salford City in Evo-Stik League division one north.

Railway are due to travel to Guiseley tomorrow (7.45pm) in the semi-finals of the West Riding Senior Cup, while Harrogate Town are due to host Corby in the league (7.45pm).

There were no games played in the York Minster Engineering League or the newitts.com Beckett League on Saturday.

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