KEIRAN Fish is desperate to get his strongest possible team out for Tenbury Town’s scrap against fellow strugglers Kington next week – but first, he’ll have to worry about the league leaders.

Fish’s men were left without a game at the weekend as their fixture at Ledbury Town fell victim to the wet weather.

Town sit second from bottom of the Saturday Premier Division of the Hereford FA County League, and were leapfrogged by Kington, who moved off the bottom at the weekend by picking up their first points of the season with a 3-2 win against Fish’s cross-town rivals Tenbury United.

“We need to get points, definitely,” said the Town manager. “The trouble is, I can’t get a consistent team out because there’s always at least two, three, or maybe four players missing every weekend.”

Town are due to visit league leaders Wellington Reserves on Saturday, before an high-stakes clash at Kington on Tuesday night.

“For Kington, especially, I want to get out the best team I can,” added Fish.

Even if he does so, he is likely to face a one-man wall of resistance in the Kington goal, according to United manager Aaron Morris, who says his men should have won at a canter at the weekend.

“We should have been probably six or seven up by half time,” said an exasperated Morris, whose sit now sit bottom, with just two points from their opening seven matches. “Their goalkeeper was Man of the Match, which says it all really.”

Goals from Jordan Morris and Jamie Reynolds twice levelled at the weekend, but it wasn’t enough.

Tenbury’s footballers were set to have a big say on the title race this week, with league leaders Wellington set to warm up for Saturday’s match against Town by hosting United on Tuesday night, with Morris’ side due to visit Hinton at the weekend.

“The signs are there,” added the United boss, “somebody’s going to get walloped soon by us.”