VAUXHALL Motors fans and officials were left to rue a missed opportunity this week as the club's biggest match of the season fell victim to the weather.
Heavy fog at Rivacre Park meant the Motormen's FA Trophy first round replay against Kidderminster Harriers on Tuesday was postponed two hours before kick-off.
With a sizeable crowd expected, the Ellesmere Port under-dogs had been looking forward to a pre-Christmas payday - but the weather intervened and the tie has been provisionally rescheduled for Saturday, January 6.
Vauxhall chairman Alan Bartlam said: 'This is a big disappointment for us and the fans.
'What people don't realise is that it is not simply a night off for us. It is an expense we can ill afford.
'Add to that we fancied our chances after staging the greatest comeback in FA Trophy history and this cancellation was a major let-down.'
Vauxhall's earned a replay with Kidderminster in dramatic fashion, drawing 4-4 at the Conference club's Aggborough Stadium on Saturday despite being 3-0 down at one stage.
Lee Furlong netted the visitors' equaliser - and his second goal of the game - deep into injury time.
The winners of the replay face a second round trip to Exeter City on Saturday, January 13. The Motormen are next in action on Boxing Day, when they host Droylsden at Rivacre Park (3pm).
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The Broughton outfit, whose basement battle with Caernarfon on Saturday was rained off, head to Cefn Mawr knowing a victory would move them away from the relegation zone.
The WPL has made family tickets available for the clash. Two adults and two children will get in for £10, while there is also a 'kid for a quid' offer, which means children pay £1.