Postponements leave Burnham United boss frustrated

Luke Hussey

Luke Hussey

First published in Sport

BURNHAM United manager Luke Hussey says his side are becoming increasingly frustrated after another set of weekend fixtures were postponed.

Sport fell foul to the weather across the region (see round-up) and this has hampered a Burnham side looking to turnaround a dip in form during the first half of the season.

The team have only played one game since December 8 - that being a 2-0 defeat to Keynsham Town Reserves - and have had to hold separate training sessions just to keep up their fitness.

Hussey said: “We are finding it very frustrating and to be missing so many weekends.

“The knock-on effect will be lots of midweek fixtures towards the end of season which will put pressure on the squad.

“We have managed to continue to train twice a week over the winter and have held ad-hoc sessions on Saturdays as games are cancelled. This weekend for example we held a two hour 5-a-side tournament for first and reserve team players which saw over 30 players attend.”

Burnham currently sit six places off the bottom of the Somerset County League First Division table and Hussey said the postponements and weather are not helping their cause to putting a winning run together.

He added: “It has been difficult from my perspective as we have not been able to get any momentum or continuity since becoming manager as so many weekends have been lost to the weather.

“The only small plus point is we have a few long term injured players and the break means they will play more of a part of the season than we originally thought.”

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