STOURPORT Swifts were left frustrated by the weather after their Midland Premier clash against Alvechurch was called off on Saturday.

The referee postponed the match after heavy rain and winds in the week had left the playing surface at Walshes Meadow waterlogged.

It meant that Stourport were unable to build on last weekend’s win over AFC Wulfrunians, although title-chasing Alvechurch would have provided a stiff test of their improvement.

Manager Mark Phillips said: “It was just one of those things.

“Because we’re right by the River Severn we can get badly affected by the weather.

“Even when it looks okay, it can be saturated with water and unplayable.

“But we’re disappointed. The players were keen to play again after beating AFC Wulfs and voiced their frustration to me.

“But with the pitch wet, it wouldn’t have made for a very good game, so it’s better to play it later in the season.”

Stourport are sweating on the fitness of Paul Hurrell for Saturday’s league clash at Sporting Khalsa, who are fourth in the table.

He is beleived to be 50-50 to overcome a hip injury for Saturday’s home game (3pm ko).

The Willenhall-based side made national headlines after reaching the Fourth Qualifying Round before losing to FC United of Manchester.

Phillips said: “There are no easy games in our division but Sporting had a great run in the FA Cup and will be a very dangerous side.

“Paul Hurrell’s the big doubt and while we’ve got one or two niggles, we’re in good shape.”