For the second week in a row Keswick have been left without a fixture in North Two West.
Last week they were the spare team in a league of 13, and now they have been informed that scheduled opponents have pulled out because of Covid in the club.
Keswick have started the season with two straight victories, while Rochdale have won all three games, including a 19-17 success at Cockermouth.
Coach Frank Hewett-Smith and his players had been looking forward to testing themselves against a side who, along with two others – Anselmians and Leigh – had won all three opening games.
The postponement came after Keswick had called off their second team game with Wigton Wanderers in the Cumbria 2 Shield League because of a shortage of players. Now they are left with a surfeit – with no game.
Anselmians bid to make it four out of four at Cockermouth while Leigh visit Warrington.
St. Benedict’s had their first North Two West game at home to De La Salle called off because of Covid in the Salford Club.
Benny’s followed up with a 36-5 defeat at Winnington Park before getting off the mark last Saturday, beating Bolton 30-15.
Ian McQuire, former forwards coach but helping-out under new coach Stuart Wilson, was pleased to have got the first match points on the league ladder.
“Kurt Maudling (2), Gordon Maudling and Andrew Middleton scored our tries and it was a good effort but we have three or four missing tomorrow when we go to Orrell.
“We have some injuries but when they all get back I don’t think we will have a bad team,” he said.
Orrell, once a big name in northern rugby, have slipped badly and are one of three teams who have lost all three league games to date. On Saturday they were thrashed 79-7 at Anselmians.