Ilkley fear that their second-successive home game will fall victim to the snow.

They are due to entertain Knottingley at Stacks Field on Saturday, but the signs are not good.

Last Saturday’s match with Scarborough had to be postponed and conditions at the ground have worsened following Monday’s heavy snowfall.

“It doesn’t look good,” said coach Rhys Morgan who was in Belfast earlier this week coaching the West Yorkshire Police team against the Northern Ireland Police Service.

He said: “The temperature is expected to drop below freezing on Friday night so I don’t see how conditions will improve in time for a game to be played.”

Morgan is hoping to show his squad a recording of their recent defeat at Heath.

For some it could resemble a video nasty as it will show up a lot of faults.

Morgan said: “I have seen a lot of areas on the tape where we can improve our performance.

“I think the players will be surprised when they see how many times they coughed up possession, kicked poorly or missed tackles.

“I feel it is good for us to go through the game as a group.”