WELSH PREMIER FOOTBALL

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Park AvenyeWELSH Premier secretary John Deakin is proposing a delay in the mid-season split until the first week in February to enable the current fixture backlog to be cleared.
Today's meeting of the league panel has been postponed due to the weather, but Deakin is contacting the members to make a proposal to try and rectify the programme, which has been decimated in recent weeks.
"We have virtually an unmanageable back-log and looking at the weather forecast, it looks inevitable that we are going to lose Boxing Day games as well. I will therefore be proposing an extension to manage this," said Deakin this morning.
One of the suggestions is that if the Boxing Day games are lost on block, as is likely to be the case, the secretary is proposing that all of those derby matches will be played on Saturday 5th February 2011, which would be the last games before the split.
This would allow those other outstanding fixtures to be played around the weekend of the proposed Loosemores Cup Final on Saturday 22nd January.
For those clubs already out of the Welsh Cup, the following weekend could also be used as well as the midweek dates throughout January.
Meanwhile Llanelli, who have the largest fixture backlog, have made a plea for volunteers on Boxing Day morning to clear snow from the Stebonheath Park pitch in an effort to get the game against Carmarthen Town played.
"After an inspection earlier today, the pitch underneath the snow covering is soft and playable. The snow is acting as insulation and keeping the pitch away from the frost," says general manager Nigel Richards.
Volunteers can phone 01554 758018/772973 (daytime) or 01554 756216 (vvenings) or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and will receive a free ticket for the game.
Photo: Tonight's games at Aberystwyth (pictured) and Haverfordwest are the latest victims of the weather.
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