PRESTWICH Heys were frustrated by the weather as the aftermath of Storm Dylan forced the postponement of their First Division game at New Mills.

Heavy rain throughout the week meant the High Peak outfit’s pitch was waterlogged. Heys will hope for better conditions for Saturday’s trip to Abbey Hulton United. kick off 3pm.

The Staffordshire side have impressed in their debut season in the league and sit 13th with 27 points from 22 games.

They established themselves as the league’s draw experts early in the season including grabbing a point from a 2-2 draw at Adie Moran Park in the reverse fixture in September.

Manager Jon Lyons is in no doubt this a tricky hurdle for his side to overcome as one of Heys’ fellow promotion contenders, Sandbach United, came unstuck there on Boxing Day. However, his side enter the game in good spirits with seven points from their last three games.

Heys will then host their first home game of 2018, on Tuesday, when they face St Helens Town, kick off 7.45pm.

It will be the third time the teams have met this season with Heys having won the first two meetings, 2-0 away in the league, and a 4-0 home win in the Macron Cup in October.

Admission is £5, with £3 concessions (including student card holders).

Under-16s accompanied by an adult can get in for free.

n Prestwich Heys have taken the difficult decision to disband their reserve team.

The team had been competing in the Manchester League Premier Division but have now withdrawn from the competition.

A club statement read: “The club has taken the decision to disband our reserve team with immediate effect. We are proud of what the team has achieved in recent seasons in reaching the Manchester League Premier Division.

“However, this season it has meant the club has effectively been operating two teams at a first-team level.

“The recent managerial departures and Christmas fixtures break created a window to reflect on the future direction of the club and it was decided that to continue to operate a reserve team was no longer viable and resources can be better utilised supporting other areas of the club.

“Accordingly, we have informed the Manchester League of the decision to withdraw the team.

“We would like to thank the Manchester League for their understanding in this matter and for the support they have provided over many years.”