MALDON and Tiptree boss Terry Spillane wants to get his players out on the pitch.

The Jammers’ last two games, Tuesday night’s match at Burnham Ramblers and Saturday’s home game against Redbridge, fell foul of the wet weather.

The local derby against Burnham was the second attempt to get the game played, after the original fixture at Leslie Field was postponed on New Year’s Day following a pitch inspection.

Matches between the two sides have been eventful this season.

In their first meeting in the Ryman League they battled out a 4-4 draw, their match in the League Cup had to be abandoned and in the rearranged game Maldon lost out 4-3.

Spillane said: “It seems anything can happen against Burnham.

“We had the cup game abandoned earlier in the season as well and now two postponements in the league, we could be cursed .

“However, we know Burnham have a good ground and they have done everything to get the game on.

“It’s just one of those things, especially with the amount of rain we have had.”

Taking in to consideration the weather that has affected the region Spillane had already put in place alternative plans for Tuesday night.

He said: “Fortunately we thought the game might be off so we arranged a trip to the gym instead.

“It’s not the same as game time. Nothing beats time on the pitch.”

For the full story see this week's Maldon and Burnham Standard