Postponements lead to fixture pile-up for Bucks

Worksop Town match against Buxton cancelled due to a waterlogged pitch (NWGU-25-01-14 RA 1a)
Worksop Town match against Buxton cancelled due to a waterlogged pitch (NWGU-25-01-14 RA 1a)

Buxton face a backlog of fixtures heading into the final few months of the Evo-Stik Premier Division campaign.

Their proposed visit to Worksop Town last Saturday was called off at the last minute and became the latest clash to fall victim to the bad weather in recent months.

Martin McIntosh’s side completed just four games in the month of January with all four ending in defeat.

The game at Worksop was in doubt due to heavy downpours prior to kick-off but then eased off, leading to the referee warranting a pitch inspection just before kick-off.

However, upon inspection the official deemed the pitch to be unplayable shortly before 3pm.

The game has now been re-arranged for late February and means McIntosh’s men face six games next month, starting with Saturday’s visit of AFC Fylde.

Meanwhile, the matches against Matlock (which was abandoned on Boxing Day due to floodlight failure at the Silverlands), Stamford and Ilkeston have also been pencilled in to available dates.

The club’s list of re-arranged fixtures:

Weds Feb 19: Worksop Town (A), 7.45pm.

Weds Feb 26: Stamford (H) 7.45pm.

Sat March 15: Ilkeston (A) 3pm.

Weds April 9: Matlock Town (H) 7.45pm

The trip to Whitby Town is still to be re-arranged by the league, although it is likely to take place sometime in March.

• The Matlock game has been confirmed as free of charge for both sets of supporters.