TENBURY Town boss Keiran Fish is keeping everything crossed that the weather relents to allow his side to play just their second home game of 2020 this weekend.

Town returned from a five-week enforced break to climb to sixth in Herefordshire League Division One as Alex Bright’s second half hat-trick gave them a 3-1 win at Wellington Colts last Saturday.

They are set to welcome lowly Civil Service this Saturday – one of 16 games Fish’s men must squeeze in before the season ends.

Fish said: “It all depends now if the weather can hold off – (landlords) Woofferton didn’t play on the pitch last weekend so that has given it another week’s rest.

“I’m just hoping for a bit of wind and sunshine and we will try everything to get the game on but essentially we don’t have a say in it, if Woofferton say we can’t play on it, then we can’t play.

“We have three games in hand on (leaders) Hinton and we are nine points behind. It’s difficult because we have so many games to play but nobody can help the weather and we’ve been unlucky.

“But now there will be weekends where other teams aren’t playing and if we can keep sneaking these extra games in, hopefully we can keep climbing the table.”

Town had to come from behind to win at Wellington thanks to Bright’s treble – with all three goals set up by his brother Dec – and Fish insisted the scoreline flattered the hosts.

“We should have put it to bed much earlier,” said Fish, who saw a early header cleared off the line before a combination of poor finishing and good goalkeeping kept the hosts in it throughout.

“We should have had six or seven at least but it was our first game since January 19 so I can’t blame the lads too much because of the length of time we had been out.”

Tenbury United, meanwhile, saw their top-two tussle with leaders Hinton Reserves rained off and player-boss Aaron Morris believes the league needs to take a serious look at its fixture scheduling.

He said: “It’s getting silly and the league are their own worst enemies for not starting until the end of August – if we had begun at the start of August, we would have another six games under our belts.

“Now we are going to play Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday and for the young lads that’s fine but my legs aren’t going to be able to do that!"