STOURPORT Swifts could be forgiven for suffering from a dose home sickness at the moment.

Last Saturday's proposed Midland League clash at home to Highgate United was called off owing to a waterlogged pitch.

It means Swifts haven't played a game at their Walshes Meadow ground since they lost to Bewdley Town on November 24.

To make matters worse, this week's trip to Cadbury Athletic in a Midland League Cup clash also fell victim to the wet weather.

Manager Mark Phillips admitted: "It's most disappointing, especially as Cadbury played at home on Saturday and there hasn't been much rain since then."

It meant having to arrange an impromptu training session on the 3G pitch at King Charles School.

Swifts are scheduled to visit Hereford side Westfields this Saturday - but already the weather prospects don't look promising.

Swifts will be anxious the game goes ahead as they are eager to stop the rot of five straight defeats.

Phillips added: "Westfields are a decent side and better than their current position in the league table suggests.

"We beat them 4-2 earlier in the season but they gave us a really hard game and we will need to be at our best if Saturday's game goes ahead.

"We've played well in our last couple of games against title chasers Alvechurch and Heanor Town. I'm looking for the same performance at Westfields - but a different result this time!"