Get involved! Send your photos, video, news & views by texting COUNTY GAZETTE to 80360 or email us
Football and rugby fixtures postponed during deluge
3:55pm Tuesday 5th February 2013 in Somerset Sport
FOOTBALL and rugby fixture lists were decimated at the weekend as waterlogged pitches struggle to drain.
In rugby, Burnham’s first team planned to travel to Avon and the second team had no game which meant it was a quite affair on the pitch this weekend for the sides.
In football, Somerset County League Premier side Berrow were called off at home to Ashton and Backwell Reserves. They face Clevedon United away on Saturday.
Burnham United had planned to face Clutton at home in their Division One league match but the side placed two spots off the bottom of the table will now have to wait until this weekend’s clash at home to Shepton Mallet Reserves.
United Reserves had no scheduled game but will take on Nailsea Town Reserves away at the weekend.
In the Weston and District Saturday Football League, the leagues are much like they were last week with only King Alfred Sport Centre getting any action on the pitch.
They lost 3-2 to Worle Reserves – a result which leaves them in eighth spot and three points from bottom ahead of their trip to Selkirk United Reserves this weekend.
Division One side Berrow Reserves had their match against Churchill Club postponed and will now look forward to a trip to Draycott on Saturday.
Burnham United ‘A’ were also out of action in their match with Locking Park and will hope to build on their sixth placed situation as they visit Nailsea United ‘B’.
In Division Five and Six, Burnham United ‘B’ and Wedmore Reserves did not play and will take on South Park Rangers and South Park Rangers Reserves respectively.
Wedmore were due to be in Challenge Cup action against Cheddar but after that was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch they turn their attentions towards a Knock Out Cup second round clash at home to Winscombe Players.
Taunton and District League sides Highbridge Town, their Reserves and Predators all had to postpone matches due to flooded pitches.
In their Division One clashes, Highbridge were hoping to turn over Alcombe Rovers while Predators were planning to make the short trip to North Petherton. The two teams lock horns at Highbridge this weekend.
Division Three side Highbridge Town Reserves were postponed at home to Sydenham Rangers and will now look forward to a trip to Blagdon Hill.