BOSS Luke Hicks is hoping his Ludlow side can pick up from where they left off before the wintry weather wiped out their Shropshire Challenge Cup tie with Coven at the weekend.

“We’d built up a bit of momentum from our last four games so it was a shame not to play on Saturday,” he explained.

“Even though some of those games were in cups against teams from a lower league, we have gained in confidence. You only have to look at the difference in Ryan Lewis. He looked as though he needed a goal and now he’s scored six in his last three games.”

Ludlow are due to play Wonder Vaults at home in Division Two of the West Midlands League on Saturday but will be without a handful of players who will be heading to Manchester for a Liam Gallagher concert.

“It’s a bit of a shame but they have spent quite a lot on the tickets,” Hicks said. “We beat Wonder Vaults 6-1 at their place and that was the victory that gave our season a bit of a kick-start. Hopefully we can get another win on Saturday.”

Elsewhere in the division, Church Stretton head to Gornal Colts.

Ludlow Town Colts are due in action at home to Hereford City in Division One of the Herefordshire League where Woofferton will also be at home against Weston Under Penyard.

Tenbury Town did manage to play their Premier Division match at Fownhope on Saturday, losing 5-2 with their goals coming from Alex Bright and Ian Patterson. On Saturday, they head to fellow strugglers Leominster Town while neighbours Tenbury United travel to Ledbury Town.

In the Shropshire League Premier Division, Clee Hill United are at home to Madeley Sports while Craven Arms Town welcome Shifnal United 97 to Newington Way in the match between the bottom two.

Brown Clee are at home to Madeley Sports Reserves in Division One while Newcastle head to Llanidloes Reserves in Mid Wales League (South).