BOTH Warrington Town and Warrington Rylands are back in action tonight after a weather-enforced weekend off.

Sub-zero temperatures put paid to the vast majority of non-league fixtures at the weekend, with Town’s scheduled home game against National League North leaders Tamworth and Rylands’ trip to Bradford Park Avenue in the Northern Premier League Premier Division both postponed.

Tonight, Yellows face a lengthy trip south to face Hereford for what will now be their fourth consecutive away fixture in all competitions.

Having now not played in the league since the 1-0 loss at Scunthorpe United on November 25, Mark Beesley’s side have dropped to 16th in the table but such is the congested nature of the standings, a victory would take them back into the top half.

Their record of 14 points from 10 away matches stacks up well among their rivals but they face a Bulls side who, despite a heavy 5-1 loss to Scunthorpe on Saturday, have won seven of their 10 league games at their Edgar Street home.

Town will be without Mitch Duggan as he serves a one-match suspension having picked up five yellow cards throughout the season while Peter Clarke (shoulder), Matty McDonald (knee) and Evan Gumbs (hernia) are set to miss out.

However, Andre Wisdom is expected back from a hamstring injury while Jay Harris could make his first league appearance of the season, with new loan signing Josh Popoola in contention for his debut after joining from Stockport County on Friday.

Closer to home, Rylands have the chance to close the gap on league leaders Radcliffe as they welcome Marske United to Gorsey Lane.

With the table-toppers not in action, a victory for Michael Clegg’s side would cut the deficit to six points with the meeting between the division’s top two on December 16 edging closer.

They will hope to avoid dropping points to a relegation-threatened side for a second game in a row having needed a late Adamah Sidibeh goal to rescue a point against a Basford United side who arrived without a win on the road last time out.

Opponents Marske have endured similar struggles away from home, with seven of their eight away matches ending in defeat.

Both sides will be hoping it is third time lucky in terms of the game being played – the original date in September had to be moved due to Rylands’ involvement in the FA Cup while the rescheduled date of November 7 fell foul of a waterlogged pitch.

Both matches kick off at 7.45pm.