Melton Mowbray’s hopes of stamping their authority on the Senior League title race were wiped out by the weather.
Their crunch match at rivals Saffron Dynamo was called off on the morning of the match because of a waterlogged pitch at the Cambridge Road ground.
The postponement allowed Sileby Town to move level on points with Melton at the top of the Premier Division following a routine 6-1 home win over second-bottom Desford.
Sileby, managed by former Holwell Sports youth team boss Mike Hendy, remain below Melton on goal difference, but have a crucial game in hand as the season enters its final phase.
Saffron can also overhaul Melton if they win all of their four games in hand. They lie third, but closed the gap to nine points after Tuesday night’s 9-1 demolition of Cottesmore Amateurs.