Relentless rain leads to weekend washout

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Most teams in the Dispatch district are facing an awkward fixtures’ backlog this spring after another washed-out weekend.

Saturated pitches, caused by more heavy rain, meant only a handful of matches went ahead across the county last weekend -- for the third Saturday and Sunday running.

For instance, just five games were played in the whole of the Notts Sunday Morning League and only seven in the Notts Sunday Combination.

Saturday football fared no better, with just two games getting the green light in the Central Midlands League’s (CML) South Division and only four across all three divisions of the Notts Senior League (NSL).

The CML games involving BULWELL, HUCKNALL TOWN and LINBY COLLIERY WELFARE were all washed out. The tabletopping Bulls have now suffered EIGHT postponements on the trot.

Thankfully the four matches that went ahead in the NSL did include HUCKNALL ROLLS LEISURE, LINBY COLLIERY WELFARE RESERVES and HUCKNALL ROLLS LEISURE RESERVES.

But a big game to bite the dust 24 hours later was GREEN DRAGON’S Notts FA Sunday Senior County Cup semi-final at Gedling Inn, which has now been re-scheduled for this weekend.

The forecasts suggest this weekend could be badly affected by rain too.