Rye game is off

Rye United's scheduled trip to Lingfield is off because of a waterlogged pitch

Rye United's scheduled trip to Lingfield is off because of a waterlogged pitch

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Rye United’s scheduled trip to Lingfield today (Saturday) has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

The Division One game is so far the only Sussex County Football League fixture to be called-off today after a week of fairly settled weather has enabled many playing surfaces to dry out.

It’s bad news for Rye because it means they still have 23 league games to fit in between now and the end of the season, and they’ve only played one league match since way back on December 1.

The pile-up is beginning to look more and more like two seasons ago when Rye had several weeks of playing Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday at the back end of the campaign.

All of today’s other senior fixtures involving local clubs are due to go ahead. For updates on Hastings United’s crucial Ryman League Premier Division clash at home to Thurrock, follow @SimonNewstead on Twitter.

Rye United’s remaining Sussex County Football League Division One fixtures (subject to change): Tuesday East Preston (h), February 16 Horsham YMCA (h), February 19 Ringmer (h), February 23 Worthing Utd (h), February 26 Crowborough Athletic (h), March 2 Hassocks (h), March 6 Peacehaven & Telscombe (a), March 9 East Preston (a), March 12 Chichester City (h), March 16 Dorking Wanderers (h), March 19 Shoreham (h), March 23 Selsey (h), March 26 Pagham (a), March 30 St Francis Rangers (a), April 1 Sidley Utd (a), April 6 Pagham (h), April 13 Arundel (h), April 27 East Grinstead Town (a), tbc Redhill (h), tbc Hailsham Town (a), tbc Sidley Utd (h), tbc East Grinstead Town (h), tbc Lingfield (a).