25th Jan, 2021

Weather woes cause immense frustration

Liam Moakes 5th Dec, 2019

ASSISTANT boss Ryan Young said Feckenham were sharing the frustrations of many teams having seen yet another fixture fall foul of the weather.

Wet and freezing weather meant the promotion-chasing Millers did not play a Midland League Division Two game in November and they hope to finally get back in action this Saturday at home to Worcester Raiders Reserves in the quarter-final of the Worcestershire Junior Cup.

Young said: “It’s obviously been a frustrating few weeks. We haven’t played in the league now since October. Fortunately, we’ve been able to train on Saturdays when games have been postponed to keep everyone sharp and ticking over.

“Our groundsman Steve Dipple does a fantastic job but the weather really hasn’t been too kind to any clubs locally. Hopefully, with the way the weather has been so far this week, we will be able to get back into action this weekend.

“We go into this one a little bit blind in all honesty but are very wary of them as in the last round they knocked out Inkberrow, who are a good side, so clearly they do pose a real threat.

“It’s another competition we’d like to try and progress in. Whilst not playing has obviously been a frustration, it has also allowed us the opportunity to get a few key lads back from recent holidays and injuries.

“Jak Albutt, Jamie Hatfield and Ben Welsh have all been missing the last few weeks and will be available for the weekend.

“Particularly pleasing for us is the news Liam Fullerton is ready to begin to start training again after a very long injury lay-off. If we can get him anywhere near the levels he was hitting during his spells with Redditch Borough and Studley, it will be another huge boost to an already strong squad when he becomes match fit.”

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