Groundsmen across West Sussex will be pleased to see the back of the Beast from the East after snow and ice wiped out much of last weekend’s football programme.
Matches involving Selsey, Sidlesham, Bosham and Chichester City Ladies, as well as a host of Saturday and Sunday league matches, were all postponed because of the cold snap. But with temperatures a little more spring-like, a full programme of fixtures are planned for this weekend.
In SCFL Division One, Selsey have a local derby against Midhurst & Easebourne away tomorrow (3pm) to look forward to.
The Blues have slipped to eighth in recent weeks as the weather and a run of one win in five has seen them lose ground on the sides around them.
But Steve Bailey’s side have the upper hand on Midhurst this term, defeating them twice already both home and away
In SCFL Division Two, third-place Sidlesham face a tough test of their promotion credentials when they travel to second-place Roffey (3pm).
Meanwhile, Bosham, who are fifth, visit Cowfold (3pm) looking to stretch their winning run to six.
Chichester City Ladies saw their FA Women’s Premier League match against Gillingham postponed last Sunday.
The Green and White army head to West Ham United on Sunday (2pm) for their first league fixture of 2018.