LYME Regis manager Robin Townsend is hoping his side can pick up three points when they face Heavitree United Seconds on Saturday (3pm), but he doubts the match will go ahead in Division One of the Devon & Exeter League.

Lyme have played just once since the start of the year, when they beat Chagford 3-1 on the road on February 3 and have not had a home game in the league since November 25 with the league hit by a huge number of postponements due to the weather.

Lyme Regis had been due to face Chard Reserves at the weekend but the match was postponed due to the weather and the reserves match against Offwell Rangers was also postponed while the Rovers side brought good news with a 6-3 win against Merriott Dynamos.

Townsend said: “It is another league game for us that hopefully we can turn into some more points and keep us going.

“We are due to play at home this week and we have not played on our pitch due to the weather and the forecast that I have seen this week, we will try and do all we can to get it on but the game must be in doubt I would have thought.”

The game against Heavitree is itself a match that was postponed during January and the team had originally been looking forward to ‘a bit of a local derby’ on Saturday against Colyton who have a county game that has taken preference.

Townsend said: “We want to carry on what we are doing. It is getting a bit frustrating now but I see in the league that no other teams in our division managed to play so it is not as if we are on catch up we have played one or two more games than some sides.”

Townsend is pretty sure that Declan Ellis is now likely to miss the rest of the season but it is not 100 per cent as he continues to suffer from a ligament injury.