WE’RE playing catch-up!
That’s the message from the RCD Junior League as bad weather bites deep into the season.
And the first move to address the problem means that the fixtures postponed last weekend will now be played this coming Sunday.
"It’s not yet a crisis, but we are already well behind with the fixtures and we desperately need this weekend’s games to go ahead," explained league secretary Eric Kershaw.
"If we can’t get a programme of games played this coming Sunday, then we will be in a serious situation with the fixture backlog."
Junior league clubs suffered a string of postponements before Christmas because of wet weather.
Now, it’s the big freeze which is hitting everyone.
"It’s not been a good season for the weather and many clubs are only half way through their fixtures when we are well past the half way stage of the campaign," added Kershaw.
"The cup competitions are also getting well behind.
"Some teams have still to play second round matches when there are four rounds and the semi-finals before the finals in each age group.
"This weekend is the crunch, really. If we can get games played then we’ll be okay, if not then clubs are going to face a very busy spell later in the season to get the matches in."