PRESTWICH Heys suffered another frustrating weekend as the continuing rain led to the postponement of their Gilgryst Cup quarter-final tie at home to Old Altrinchamians.

It was the third successive week Jon Lyons’ team had been thwarted by the weather.

They remain top of the Manchester League Premier Division, despite the enforced break, after starting the season unbeaten.

Should conditions improve, Heys are due to return to league action against AVRO at Adie Moran Park on Saturday, kick off 2pm.

Heys started their Premier Division season with a trip to take on the Failsworth side and will hope to restart their campaign by repeating that opening day 3-1 success as they bid to strengthen their grip on the title.

Meanwhile, Heys reserves were also left kicking their heels as their Open Trophy at Wythenshawe Amateurs was postponed.

Matt Jolly’s side face a huge league fixture this weekend when they travel to second place Rochdale Sacred Heart.

Leading their division by seven points, a win would put Heys in a great position of strength as the season reaches the midway point.

The rain also hit the fixture programme in the Lancashire Amateur League, where Prestwich's Division One clash against Blackrod Town was also rained off.

Prestwich, who remain fifth in the table, had hoped to make up some ground on the promotion places and close the five-point gap to third-placed Blackrod.

They face another big clash this weekend, weather permitting, at fourth-placed Whitworth Valley, who have a one-point advantage over Prestwich.