LYME Regis manager Gerard Hitchcock admits he has not seen the level of saturation of the Seasiders’ Davey Fort pitch for “a very long time”.

Hitchcock’s men are due to host rivals Beer Albion in the Macron Devon & Exeter League Premier Division on Saturday (3pm).

Last weekend’s reverse fixture was postponed by Storm Dennis and Hitchcock fears the after-effects plus further heavy rainfall this week could be fatal for Saturday’s clash.

Asked how wet Lyme’s pitch is, Hitchcock told the Bridport News: “The left flank as you come away from the clubhouse under the bank, as such, is always one that collects the water as it comes down the hill.

“It plateaus out and it always tends to get wetter there than it does anywhere else.

“At the moment, there isn’t a dry area on it. Through the middle it’s like a road because it gets run down, so it’s always dry there.

“There’s water in footholes there. I don’t honestly think I’ve seen it this wet for a very long time.

“Every time we play at home these last three months it’s always been a wet week. We got lucky and played Colyton first game after Christmas.

“We’ve played one game at home in three and a half months.”

On Beer, Hitchcock added: “They’ve got a new manager and a young side.

“It would be good to get a win under our belt and a derby win would be even better, to boost confidence. It would be very nice to play a game, but I just can’t see it.”

Lyme have a fully-fit squad to choose from, should the match proceed.