Heavy rain ruins Somerset County League hopes of action

Heavy rain ruins Somerset County League hopes of action

Heavy rain ruins Somerset County League hopes of action

First published in Sport

HEAVY rain decimated the chance of any sporting action on the football fields at the weekend.

All matches in the Weston and District Saturday Football League were postponed with no more fixtures scheduled until the New Year.

In the Somerset County League, Berrow's trip to ninth-placed Shirehampton was postponed and they will now hope to put Langford Rovers to the sword on their travels this Saturday. They then round up the Christmas period matches with a trip to Cutters Friday to kick start 2013.

Meanwhile, in the first division, Burnham United's clash with Westfield was postponed after Cassis Close was waterlogged.

United sit 13th with 15 points and manager Luke Hussey is keen to keep seeing the squad develop after their fortunes have changed over the past few weeks.

He said: “We are in transition and have been putting many processes in place off the pitch and are starting to see the benefits in recent performances.

“We are developing a young squad and concentrate on each performance week to week.

“In the short term we hope to consolidate our recent progress and continue to be competitive in each match.

“The squad is developing both technically and tactically and with real competition for places generated we can be positive about the future.

“We have set the squad some performance related targets for the remainder of the season. In the long term we expect to compete at the top end of the division.”

Highbridge Town were without any fixtures last weekend so were unaffected by the postponements and will have to wait until the New Year to pick up their first league win.

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