Postponements due to wet weather aren’t an unusual occurrence over the course of the football season, but with as few as seven weeks of the season left for some teams, it means there’s a lot to get through.
Ahead of Barnstaple Town’s Evo-Stik League South West game against Cirencester Town tomorrow (Saturday), Barumite took a look at some of the teams with the busiest run-ins this spring.
Including tomorrow’s fixture, Barum have 11 games to fit in before the season comes to an end on April 28, with four midweek fixtures to fit in.
Bideford’s task is slightly more difficult, with 14 league games left to play, the Robins will have to fit three games in during one week before the end of the campaign. Eight of those matches are away from home.
Should any more of their games get postponed along the way, it will mean a few more busy weeks during their promotion push.
The Robins aren’t alone in the division with fixture congestion, with Kidlington, Larkhall Athletic and Cinderford Town all looking to cram the same amount of games in.
In the South West Peninsula League, Torridgeside have 16 league games and at the very least a Devon Premier Cup semi-final before the season finishes on May 7.
That includes 10 games in April - that includes seven away games, with six of them coming in a row between April 4 and 18.
The North Devon Football League season closes at the end of May, but with many teams not having floodlights, meaning midweek games can only be played when daylight allows.
Bradworthy still have 17 games left to play in the Premier division, and Shamwickshire Rovers and Barnstaple FC have 16 each.
Shammy’s reserves are worse off, with 18 games to fit in before the end of the season.
If you want to find out how the North Devon teams’ season compares to those across the South West and beyound, Barumite’s full article can be found inside the Barnstaple Town v Cirencester Town programme tomorrow afternoon.