THE stormy weather continued to wreak havoc on Prestwich Heys fixtures with home games against Litherland and Barnoldswick Town both postponed this week.

It means Heys last four fixtures have been called off and they will be hoping for an improvement in the conditions to allow this Saturday’s trip to Northwich Victoria to go ahead.

Northwich were Heys first opponents of the season back at the end of July and Matt Barnes side were given a harsh introduction to life in the Premier Division as Vics ran out 4-0 winners at Adie Moran Park.

Those early weeks were certainly an eye opener with Heys failing to win any of their first four matches, but it is a measure of their progress that with nine games remaining they are all but guaranteed Premier Division football for another season.

Heys are presently sixteenth in the table with 37 points from 31 games and are 12 clear of second-bottom Runcorn Town on whom they have three games in hand.

Heys are set to host Ashton Athletic at Adie Moran Park next Tuesday night (7.45pm) in a re-arranged game from February 12.

There4 was some good news for Heys this week as Greg Daniels committed himself to the club for the remainder of the season and the 2022/23 campaign.

The popular forward, who joined the club in October from Bury AFC, has signed an 18-month contract.

It’s a big boost for the club and manager Barnes as he begins planning for next season.

Daniels has been a key figure in the side since his arrival.

He has scored three goals in his 15 appearances and his influence across the pitch has been reflected in three man-of-the-match awards.