THIRD time lucky – that’s what Tenbury Town and Tenbury United are praying for this weekend as they bid to finally play their respective Worcester FA Minor Cup second round matches.

Town’s trip to Worcester City Royals and United’s game at home to Feckenham seconds have each been postponed twice the past two weekends due to waterlogged pitches.

Town boss Keiran Fish said: “It’s a shame because we’ve been due to play a couple of teams further down the table in the league and we could maybe have got a bit closer to (leaders) Tenbury United.

“But the rule is that cup games take priority so hopefully this weekend it won’t be called off and we can get it over and done with, out of the way.”

United joint-manager Aaron Morris said a late Saturday morning inspection of their Palmers Meadow surface had shown it unfit.

He added: “It was squelching underfoot and it wasn’t worth playing 90 minutes of football to ruin the pitch for two or three months.

“It’s just dragging on now and we want to get back to league action but there’s nothing we can do about it – there’s that much water in the surface that when a little bit more rain falls, it fills up again."