Ponte Colls aim to get back in action after month off

Pontefract Collieries
Pontefract Collieries

Having not played a game since December 5 Pontefract Collieries have found themselves dropping dangerously close to the relegation zone in the Premier Division of the Toolstation NCE League.

After their latest game at home against Tadcaster Albion fell victim to the weather last weekend and will now be played on Wednesday, February 3, Colls are down in 17th place.

They do, however, remain nine points above bottom two Parkgate and Liversedge and have at least two games in hand on the other three teams below them.

It has all been frustrating for new manager Craig Parry who is still awaiting his first game officially in charge following his appointment on a permanent basis.

If the weather relents, Ponte are due to be in action away at Armthorpe Welfare this Saturday (kick-off 3pm). They also arranged a friendly at home to Harrogate Railway, which was due to take place last night, in a bid to shake off any ring rust after such a long gap without a match.

The rest of the month promises to be a busy one for Colls as they are also set to be action a further five times after this weekend.

Next Tuesday they travel to play a Thackley side currently just one place above them (7.45pm) then the following Saturday third from bottom Brigg Town are the visitors to Pontefract’s ground.

January 20 also brings another key clash at home to struggling Parkgate and a home game against a Maltby Main side only just above Colls in the table (January 27) as well as a daunting trip to play championship challengers Worksop Town (January 23), who thumped Collieries 7-1 back in August in the sides’ first meeting this season.