Weston clash falls victim to weather

PUBLISHED: 10:34 17 January 2015 | UPDATED: 10:43 17 January 2015

No match today for Weston.

No match today for Weston.

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WET weather has denied Weston Football Club the chance to continue their recent improved form, with today's fixture against Eastbourne Borough being postponed.

The Seagulls have pulled clear of relegation danger with a run of five wins in their last seven games.

It means they now sit five points above the drop zone, with a further game in hand on the teams currently occupying thosse bottom two spots.

The club had hoped to continue that good run today (Saturday) against Eastbourne, who - despite sitting comfortably in 9h place - have won only two of their last nine games.

However, with the visitors facing a long trip from East Sussex for today’s 3pm kick-off, Seagulls officials called in a local referee to carry out an early pitch inspection after heavy rain.

The officials agreed pitch was too waterlogged to allow the game to go ahead, and the decision to postpone was made at 8.30am.

Weston will hope the gap between themselves and the relegation places will not close during their unexpected day off, with strugglers Farnborough and Bishop’s Stortford both facing tricky away assignments at mid-table Hemel Hempstead Town and Maidenhead United respectively.

Weston will next be in action away at third-placed Basingstoke Town on Tuesday night, with kick-off at 7.45pm.

However, supporters are invited to attend the Woodspring Stadium for a fans’ forum at 11am tomorrow (Sunday).

Director of football Ryan Northmore and captain Tom Jordan will be outlining club developments and responding to supporters’ ideas.

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