League not yet concerned about fixture pile-up

A waterlogged pitch at Tilekiln in St Leonards last weekend
A waterlogged pitch at Tilekiln in St Leonards last weekend
  • East Sussex Football League not yet concerned about build-up of matches
  • Just seven league games played in January
  • Some clubs haven’t played since November
  • Less postponements than at same time last season
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The Macron East Sussex Football League fixture secretary isn’t too concerned about a build-up of matches at this stage.

Just seven league games were played in the whole of January as a result of the wet weather and some clubs haven’t kicked a ball since November.

At the moment I’m not that worried unless it continues for another two or three weeks.

Kevin Bray

Fixture secretary Kevin Bray said: “We’ve still had less postponements than at the same stage of last season. We didn’t really have a prolonged spell of bad weather before Christmas.

“At the moment I’m not that worried unless it continues for another two or three weeks. I think we’ve still got plenty of time to get the league games played; it’s the cup postponements that’s causing a bit of frustration at the moment.

“As far as getting the league done, I think there’s only one or two teams that I’ve got a bit of concern about and that’s teams that are still in cups as well. There will be games on Easter Monday for the teams that are falling behind a bit.”

The seven Division One teams are still due to face each other three times even though Crowhurst have played just four league games and are still involved in two cup competitions.

Burwash haven’t played a Division Three fixture since October and still have 14 remaining, as well as at least two cup matches. The season will end on Saturday May 7.

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