Bridgwater Town hope to be back in action this weekend

This is The West Country: A waterlogged Fairfax Park A waterlogged Fairfax Park

BOTH of Bridgwater Town's league matches against Yate Town and North Leigh were postponed this week as Fairfax Park was waterlogged.

The team are on a rich run of form at the moment, with wins in each of their last five league outings - and without a goal conceded.

But a spokesman from the club said parts of the pitch are saturated and considered 'dangerous to play on' by referees when they are called in to make a pitch inspection.

They added: “Several factors have caused our current predicament - firstly the wet summer which results in the water table not going down as in other years.

“Secondly, development around us which has replaced grass areas that used to soak up rainfall, and thirdly, the period of wet weather we have been experiencing over the past couple of months.

“This, coupled with the volume of matches we have tried to play on the pitch in less than ideal conditions, has seen a rapid deterioration in the pitch and now we are suffering for it.

“Our groundsman is pulling his hair out with worry wondering what to do but we simply cannot beat the weather.

“Our pitch drainage is working - albeit slower than usual - when it is given the chance and what we need is a week of no rain and a nice driving wind.”

The club have to accommodate the first team, reserves, under 18s, ladies team and Bridgwater College fixtures at the height of the season.

The first team's next planned is away to sixth placed Cirencester Town for a 3pm kick off on Saturday.

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