KIDLINGTON fell to a 4-2 loss at Yaxley in the only BetVictor Southern League Division 1 Central clash to survive the weather.

Storm Dennis brought wet and windy weather to Cambridgeshire, but the sides were able to complete a contest dominated by the play-off chasers.

With Yaxley on a seven-match unbeaten run it was always going to be difficult for Ben Sadler’s men and the hosts looked dangerous from the first whistle.

They had the ball in the net after just ten minutes, but the goal was disallowed for a push.

Kidlington reached the half-hour mark on level terms, but they were soon on the receiving end of a ruthless ten minutes that put Yaxley in complete control.

The hosts took the lead in the 35th minute and scored twice more before the break, leaving the visitors with a mountain to climb.

Sadler’s side were playing into the wind during the second half and would have feared the worst when they went 4-0 down just eight minutes after the restart.

But they acquitted themselves well and prevented their opponents from scoring again, while finding the net twice themselves.

Jacob Davidge pulled a goal back two minutes before the hour mark, before Declan Peart arrived to finish at the far post and further reduce the deficit.

There were no further goals as Kidlington could not set up a grandstand finish, while the defeat means the Oxfordshire side stay 16th in the table.

The weather decimated the fixture list across the Southern League, with just eight games across three divisions going ahead.

North Leigh’s visit to Corby Town was postponed after Storm Dennis dislodged part of the main stand’s roof.

Although the pitch was thought to be playable, the decision was taken for health and safety reasons.

It appeared Didcot Town’s home game against Bedworth United would be played, before heavy rain saw the pitch deteriorate rapidly from 12.30pm.

The match was eventually called off following a pitch inspection little more than an hour before kick-off.

Wantage Town’s clash with Bedford Town at Alfredian Park was called off due to high winds, while Thame United’s game against lowly St Neots Town also fell foul of the weather

In Premier Central, Banbury United’s trip to Kings Langley was called off too, this time due to a waterlogged pitch.