IT was a blank weekend in the BSF Over-35s Football League due to the adverse weather conditions.

With pitches buried in snow and more forecast, the games were called off before the weekend to avoid players making fruitless journeys.

There is just one week of the league season remaining, according to the fixtures list, but there are still 120 matches outstanding and Sunday’s list comprised nine rearranged cup games and a couple of league matches.

The league tables reflect the sorry situation and the bottom two teams in Division One could leap to the top.

They have played just six games and have 10 outstanding. Bamford Arms, Salford Victoria and Manor Vets are joint top with 16 points, but Bamford have seven games to play and the others six.

However, fourth-placed Barr Hill are just a point behind and have 11 games outstanding.

Division Three is particularly unbalanced with only two teams having played eight of their 16 fixtures, and Ainsworth A having played just three.

Division Four looks in a much healthier state with 10 games played by Heaton Casuals and seven by the bottom pair who have lost all their games.

The match secretary plans to concentrate on rearranging cup matches to get them up to date and fit in league games as far as possible.

As in previous seasons, midweek games will be essential to clear the massive backlog.