Matches succumb to weather

Several of today’s football matches involving the area’s senior clubs have been postponed due to yet more bad weather.

Saturday, 23rd March 2013, 9:37 am
Yet more games have been called-off today in a football season plagued by postponements

Hastings United’s scheduled trip to East Thurrock United in the Ryman Football League Premier Division has been called-off, along with Sidley United’s game at Lingfield in Sussex County Football League Division One, which has been cancelled due to snow.

Also postponed are the Sussex Division Two fixtures between Little Common and Littlehampton Town, Newhaven and Bexhill United, and Saltdean United and Westfield. But Rye United’s match at home to Selsey in Sussex Division One is still on.

Rye’s official Twitter account just posted a message saying: “I think Rye v Selsey is still on. The messages I’ve had are a bit cryptic but it appears to be going ahead.”

The Hastings game has already been rearranged for Thursday April 25, two days before the end of their league campaign. The U’s will play 12 matches in 27 days next month during a crazy finish to the season.

As for the reserve teams, Hastings’ visit from Leatherhead in Suburban League Premier B is off and so is Rye’s trip to Pagham in Sussex County League Reserve Section (Premier). In Reserve Section (East), Bexhill versus Southwick has been postponed, Sidley’s game at home to Seaford Town has been switched to Seaford and Westfield are also fixtureless because AFC Uckfield have withdrawn.

Hastings United’s remaining fixtures: Tuesday Metropolitan Police (h), March 30 Lewes (a), April 1 Whitehawk (h), April 3 Bognor Regis Town (n) Sussex Senior Cup semi-final, April 6 Bognor Regis Town (a), April 8 Kingstonian (a), April 11 Harrow Borough (h), April 13 Hendon (h), April 16 Hendon (a), April 18 Carshalton Athletic (h), April 20 Canvey Island (a), April 23 Bury Town (a), April 25 East Thurrock United (a), April 27 Kingstonian (h).