THE hotly anticipated derby between Northwich Victoria and 1874 Northwich has fallen foul of the weather.

As a result of this morning's heavy rain, a 1pm pitch inspection found the Wincham Park pitch to be unplayable.

A new date for the fixture is to be announced in due course.

Both sides are slated for home games on Saturday, with Vics hosting Bootle and 1874 welcoming Rylands to Townfield.