Uxbridge manager Tony Choules reckons Saturday’s abandoned Southern League fixture with Leighton Town summed up his side’s luck this season.
The Red Army were cruising at 2-0 thanks to a double from Craige Tomkins when monsoon-like weather swept across the Honeycroft pitch forcing the players off.
The rain, followed by hailstones, left the surface waterlogged and as a result the Division One Central match had to be abandoned after 65 minutes.
Choules had no complaints with the official’s decision, but admitted he was frustrated to see mother nature once again conspiring against his team.
He said: “If I needed something to confirm the bad luck we’re having this year, only in terms of things off the park, Saturday typified it. All the weeks of frustration at not getting a game on, banging your head against a wall, looked like it was coming to an end.
“We were 2-0 up and playing some good stuff. The young boys were putting what they’d learnt into good practice and it was all going well until the 65th minute. The heavens opened and I turned around to the staff and said it would be abandoned.
“The ref made the call and quite rightly so. It was horrendous.
“In all my years of football I’ve never been involved in anything like that. As we went into the changing room, the hailstones were coming down and it was physically hurting us.”
At least Tomkins, who has been excellent this season, adding to his growing goals tally gave Choules some cheer and the Reds chief says his forward-line is starting to take shape after the re-introduction of Chris Moore.
He added: “The positive side is that we were good for an hour or so and Chris Moore got some minutes under his belt. All of a sudden our goal-getters, [Craige] Tomkins, [Matt] Woods and [Chris] Moore are all getting back on the sheet again.
“Will Wambeek came in for Mark Dennison, who was suspended, but of course this game doesn’t count now so we miss him for two more matches. Will did well alongside Dave Thomas, who was my man of the match.”
A trip to St Ives Town is scheduled for this weekend but with the match last night (Tuesday) at North Greenford also off, Choules isn’t confident any football will be getting played given the forecast.
He concluded: “I’d be very surprised if we played any football again this weekend with this weather. They are no better over there than we are over here. If it does go ahead, we played them at our place and lost 5-2 and had our goalkeeper sent off, so we need to get at them again because we owe them one.”
Meanwhile, fellow Southern Division One Central sides Northwood and AFC Hayes saw their games at Aylesbury and Aylesbury United respectively postponed on Saturday.