BARNOLDSWICK Town continue to be bogged down by the rain.

Tuesday night’s Hallmark Security League Premier Division clash with Abbey Hey was their sixth postponement at the Silentnight Stadium this season.

There was surface water on the pitch despite the efforts of the groundstaff.

It was the second time the Abbey Hey fixture has fallen foul of the weather.

The match was originally due to be played on October 21 which and has since been followed by five more postponements.

Last week the club had two attempts to stage their Macron Cup clash with Charnock Richard thwarted by the weather.

League rules stipulate that the tie now reverts to Charnock Richard and will be played next Tuesday.

Town reached the final of the competition last season, but the switch of fixture won’t help their cause against a side going well in the top flight.

Town, who were without a league game last Saturday because of the odd number of teams in their division, are due to be at home to West Didsbury & Chorlton on Saturday.

The wet weather has delayed the debut of Town’s latest signing defender Marc Young from Padiham.

He was set to make his bow against Charnock Richard and manager Danny Craig will be anxious to get him some match action.

Young was a regular at Padiham prior to his departure and should prove a valuable addition.

Craig said: “I’ve known Marc a long time and I know exactly what I’m getting here.

“He brings with him a wealth of experience at this level.

“He is more than capable with the ball and a very good defender. Along with that, he fits the profile perfectly as a person.

“He’s a good character, honest and wears his heart on his sleeve.

“He will tell me how it is and that’s just what I want, I’m really happy to have him with us.”