A mixture of thawing snow, frozen ground and waterlogging has lead to this expected cancellation and the game will now be played next Tuesday, the 19th January. The day we were supposed to be playing Ebbsfleet Utd at Aggborough. I'm sure that Ebbsfleet will now be kicking themselves because they were given the chance to play this game on November 7th when neither side had a game due to our FA Cup exits and they turned the opportunity down.
When we do eventually get to play Lewes we could also have the long awaited chance to play Worcester City in a meaningful game again. Apart from friendlies and WSC games we haven't played our local rivals in anger since April 1985 when we were both in the Alliance Premier League together. That will now change if we manage to beat Lewes and City get past the obstacle of Carshalton in their, also called off, Trophy game.
That could be the kind of game to get some of the stay aways out of their armchairs and up to St Georges Lane on January 30th to push the Reds on to a great victory.
The full draw is below. Bear in mind that no games have been played yet because of all the postponements: