PRESTWICH Heys’ home league game with Cleator Moor Celtic was postponed for a second successive week last Saturday.

The heavy rain that hit the area left the Adie Moran Park pitch waterlogged.

The First Division North game has now been re-arranged for Tuesday, April 9 at 8pm, giving the Cumbrians a midweek 274-mile round trip.

With an improvement in the weather forecast, Heys will be hoping to return to action on Saturday when Lower Breck are the visitors.

The Merseyside outfit have made a big impression on their debut season in the Hallmark Security League and are presently third in the table.

They have been free scoring in the process, scoring 115 goals in their 32 games, a tally which includes a 3-0 success against Heys in the home fixture earlier in the season.

Meanwhile, Heys are set to share their ground next season with Northern Nomads. One of the country’s most famous amateur teams in the 1960s, Nomads were regular opponents of Heys in the Manchester League.

The teams also met in the FA Amateur Cup in 1961 with Nomads winning 3-2.

Heys secretary Scott White said: “A group of enthusiasts, including several former players, decided to resurrect the grand old club, which folded in the mid-1980s, and approached us some time ago in their search for an initial base.

“The decision was delayed until we could assess how well our pitch improvements had worked and as this has been successful, we are now drawing up an agreement.

“Nomads will play in the Manchester League, and have plans to find a home of their own in the near future, and we are pleased to be able to offer them a helping hand.”

Heys themselves have been on the receiving end of a helping hand, from Salford City.

The National League side have recently opened new dressing rooms at their Moor Lane base and have agreed to pass on their old accommodation – which consists of three dressing rooms, two team rooms and a match officials’ container.

“We have had to wait until the construction of their new dressing room complex before we could confirm anything and we have since been busy getting quotes for their removal and relocation,” added White.

“The costs are much higher than we had hoped, around £4,000, but they are worth more than twice that.”

The containers are only a few years old, and are easily converted, with the initial plan to convert one into a new toilet block and the smaller one into a hospitality base on match days –freeing up space in the clubhouse – and a medical room.

“We are now looking at ways to raise the money, but if anyone has any ideas about potential sponsors for the project or anything that might help, please let us know,” added the secretary.