FA Vase: Welton and Bodmin hope to finally play postponed tie

Bodmin Town celebrate a Cornwall Senior Cup win in 2011
Bodmin Town are one of Cornwall's most successful clubs

Two non-league football teams will try and play their FA Vase third-round tie for the sixth time on Tuesday.

Bath-based Welton Rovers have been forced to call off their game with Cornish club Bodmin Town five times due to wet conditions at their ground.

The match should have originally taken place on 12 December.

"We haven't played since Boxing Day so it's a pain in the backside," Bodmin Town manager Darren Gilbert told BBC Radio Cornwall.

The tie that would not be played
Saturday 12 December - Postponed
Tuesday 15 December - Postponed
Tuesday 22 December - Postponed
Tuesday 5 January - Postponed
Saturday 9 January - Postponed

"It could be the end of January before we even play this round," he added.

Bodmin are no strangers to having games called off - in March their league game with AFC St Austell was abandoned after just 58 seconds due to think fog.

They are one of Cornwall's most successful clubs, having twice reached the fifth round of the FA Vase in recent years.

They have won the South West Peninsula League, which covers Devon and Cornwall, four times since 2008 and been runners-up a further three times while they won the Cornwall Senior Cup four seasons-in-a-row from 2010 until 2013.

They are currently three points clear at the top of the South West Peninsula League, but have fixtures piling up as they are also still in the Cornwall Senior Cup and their league's cup competition.

The club is already scheduled to play two games a week throughout January as they try and get through their backlog of fixtures, but Gilbert says the team has been affected by not playing for 18 days.

"Your match fitness goes, you can do all the training you want, but there's only so much you can do indoors, you've just got to keep ticking over," he said.

"We hope we can go up there on Tuesday and get this fixture out of the way and then look forward."

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