BRIDGWATER Town co-manager Dave Pearse bemoaned his side's "wasted trip" to Cornwall last night, with their FA Vase match against Saltash United being called off an hour before kick-off.

The fixture had been due to be played last Saturday, only for it to be postponed, and last night's attempt to play the game also fell victim to the weather.

It has now been moved to next Wednesday, November 13 (ko 7.45pm).

Pearse told the Mercury: "We were at the ground [when the decision to postpone was made], the whole squad was there.

"It was raining quite heavily. The pitch looked great, but when you went on it, it was soggy underfoot.

"The referee called it off around 6.45-6.50pm, as he was unhappy with the safety risk to the players.

"It was a wasted trip, very frustrating to travel all the way down.

"We'll try again next Wednesday, but the weather forecast is not great for the rest of the week down there."

Asked whether the decision could have been made earlier, Pearse added: "I don't think so.

"I've played on worse, but with the rain coming down I'd be surprised if the game had finished."

Bridgwater now turn their attention to Saturday's Western League match at home to 14th-placed Cadbury Heath (ko 3pm), with the Robins third in the table and looking to close the gap to Bradford Town and Plymouth Parkway ahead of them.

Pearse added: "I've spoken to our groundsman and he says the [Fairfax Park] pitch is a little wet.

"But by Saturday it won't have had a game on it in 10 days, and we need the game on.

"We need to be playing games, find our form and keep in touch with the top teams.

"We love playing in the FA Vase, it's a great competition, but we're not in great form and people have to play for their place in the team.

"We lost to Bitton, had a great win at Westbury United, but then we were poor against Buckland Athletic.

"We have to find some consistency and go on a bit of a run – hopefully we can go unbeaten from now until Christmas."