Melton Mowbray FC set for big Sileby test after latest washout

The watery scene across the borough EMN-160902-162840002
The watery scene across the borough EMN-160902-162840002
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The football schedules were once again badly hit by the weather as heavy overnight rain left pitches waterlogged throughout the borough and county.

Melton Mowbray’s fixture woes worsened as they suffered their sixth postponement in their last eight Senior League matches when Saturday’s trip to Saffron Dynamo was called off.

None of Saturday’s Senior League matches survived the downpours, leaving Melton still with half of their league fixtures to cram in before season’s end.

They will be desperate to get back out on the pitch this weekend as they prepare to host a crunch clash with Premier Division leaders Sileby Town at Hoby Road, Asfordby (kick-off 2pm).

Promotion-chasing Melton currently sit third, a full 16 points behind Sileby, but could overhaul them if they were to win all of their six games in hand.

Mowbray will also be keen to avenge last season’s slender 1-0 home defeat, almost exactly 12 months ago, which proved pivotal as Sileby went on to pip Matt Curtis and Cliff Thornton’s side to the championship.

Only one of our teams saw any action on Saturday as Queniborough Reserves somehow got their Leicester District League game on at home to A+ United, winning it 7-0.

But there was a full Melton Sunday League programme, allowing Wrighty’s XI to maintain their assault on the title with a 12-1 thrashing of Pathetic Athletic at Waltham.

They are yet to drop a point this season and lead the way by three points from Avin A Laff United who were easy 8-0 winners at King’s Head.