LUDLOW head coach Mikey Jones is hopeful that his side can round off the year with a win at Midlands Two West (North) rivals Old Saltleians on Saturday – weather permitting.

A frustrating weekend for clubs saw league games wiped out across the region by the treacherous conditions and the whiteout was made the more frustrating as Ludlow had targeted back-to-back wins going into the Christmas break.

Newcastle and Old Salts sit either side of Jones’ outfit in the table and he hopes that the weather will allow them to finish 2017 on a high.

“We were particularly disappointed to lose out on Saturday because of the good form that we’d be in,” the coach explained. “It means that Saturday’s match at Old Salts is going to be a massive game now.

“Having that week off means that the players we had who were carrying knocks has had an extra week to recover and everyone will be raring to go.”

Ludlow might have had to call off their league game but their 2nds did take on a Bridgnorth side at The Linney. And that meant a few of those first team players in need of run-out had a chance of some game time.

“We were able to field a strong 2nd team and that gave us a chance to give a few minutes to some of those who have found themselves on the sidelines,” Jones added.

Elsewhere in the division, Cleobury Mortimer head to high-flying Walsall.

Clee Hill and Tenbury had planned to play a memorial game for Barney Brick until the weather intervened. But it didn’t stop Clee Hill from staging a successful charity event to raise money for Rupert’s Revenge.

Organiser Stefan Brick praised all those to braved the weather to take part in a casino evening.

He said: “It was a great night and it looks like we have raised nearly £2,000 which, considering the weather, was excellent.

“Everyone had a great time and I’d like to thank singer Daley Genner who kept everyone entertained.”

On the field, Clee Hill travel to mid-table rivals Market Drayton knowing a win could lift them into the top four of Midlands Four West (North).

Tenbury play host to Bedworth in Midlands West Four (South) looking for just their second win of the season against opponents with their sights firmly on the other end of the table.

Struggling Church Stretton go to Rugeley in Midlands Four West (North) and Bishops Castle could go top of Midlands Five West (North) if they win at Stourport. Castle are just two points behind leaders Greyhound but have been without a game since November.