BEWDLEY Town bosses admitted to being 'pig-sick' after their top of the table West Midlands Premier clash with Tividale was called off owing to a waterlogged pitch.

It follows extensive drainage work on their Ribbesford Meadow ground during the summer months in a bid to rid them of repeated flooded pitches.

Bewdley even arranged to play their opening games away from home in a bid to let the drainage work bed in.

Secretary Steve Godfrey admitted: "It came as a complete shock to us when the game was called off.

"We invested £50,000 worth of drainage work on the ground and we didn't expect the pitch to flood so easily.

"The contractors did warn us there would be no immediate fix but we didn't expect the game to be called off because of a bit of overnight rain.

"It was a disappointment for everyone concerned and opened the door for Malvern Town to leapfrog above us into third place.

"We've just got to let the pitch settle down, but there isn't going to be any overnight miracle."

Bewdley are away from home this Saturday to Bilston Town Community but the reserves are scheduled to play at home against Wonder Vaults in West Midlands League Division Two.

Like their first team, the reserves have made an encouraging start to the season and could reclaim second spot with a win over Wonder Vaults.

Skipper John Griffin is leading from the front having already scored 18 goals this season and Godfrey said: "It's essentially the same players from last season with one or two new additions and they're doing really well."