A ‘BIG’ game at the top of Herefordshire Division One awaits Tenbury United this Saturday – while rivals Tenbury Town will just be happy to play any game at all.

Town suffered yet another postponement, this time at Hereford City, while United’s lead at the top of the table was cut to one point by Ross Juniors, who won 3-1 at Palmers Meadow.

Next up for the leaders is a home clash with Hinton Reserves – who won an amazing reverse fixture between the sides 8-7 in September in what was United’s only other league loss this season.

And United player-coach Ryan Morris has stressed the fixture’s importance, insisting: “It’s a big game. If they beat us, they would go level on points with us into second place.

“If we can win, it would be a much-needed three points. When we lost to them, we should have won but that’s football.”

Morris felt United were unlucky to lose to Ross, conceding a late third goal having been on top for much of the game after the visitors’ early dominance was rewarded with a 2-0 lead.

They pulled one back through Morris, who moments earlier earned United a penalty that brother Aaron steered wide, but could not find a leveller.

Ryan groaned: “Ross probably had two chances in the first half and scored them both.

“We were on top most of the second half but they scored at the end when we were pressing. I don’t think they deserved three points, we deserved to get something out of it.”

Town, meanwhile, remain mid-table despite not having played a league game in six weeks and boss Keiran Fish is praying their pitch at Woofferton can host back-to-back home matches.

His side are scheduled to entertain Hereford City this Saturday and Leominster Town the following weekend after a run of games that have fallen victim to cup or weather rearrangements.

Fish said: “I’ll be down there on Saturday at 10.30am to check the pitch and as long as it’s free from standing water in the goalmouth I will want the game on, we’ll do everything we can to get it played.

“Tenbury United played last weekend at Palmers Meadow, which is renowned for struggling with the rain, so hopefully we can get it on.

“We’ve literally only played six games (four league, two cup) since the season started, which is ridiculous but it’s Mother Nature so what can you do, unless you’ve got astroturf?”