By Tivy-Side reporter

A washout of all fixtures involving Costcutter League clubs has given rise to fears of Division One leaders St Dogmaels facing a crippling backlog that could result in two games a week for the remainder of the of the campaign.

Followers have expressed concern, making it clear they are far from pleased that their favourites were without a game for more than a month at the turn of the year and claim a fixture pile-up could have been avoided.

Saints have upcoming semi-finals in the J Emrys Morgan Cup, Cwpan Coffa Dai Dynamo Davies and Easter Monday League Cup.

To compound matters they have seven outstanding league fixtures and the Bay Cup has not even got underway, meaning that the Teifi Estuary villagers could possibly be asked to complete 17 games in nine weeks.

As atrocious weather wiped out all games at the weekend Saints manager Steve Jerry Williams, who earlier in the season was handed a lengthy suspension for alleged outspoken comments, gave a diplomatic view.

“It is very frustrating but I’d rather be in this situation than out of everything. Playing so many games is obviously going to be a big strain as players pick up injuries, but we have a strong reserves squad and will not be short of players. We’ll just have to get on with it and hope for the best.”

Although the team boss chose his words carefully many loyal School Field supporters were quick to make their feelings known.

Long-standing follower John Williams said: “We were left for five weeks without a game and now face an unnecessary backlog.”

Another disgruntled fan asked why Saints were not given midweek games under the Newcastle Emlyn or Lampeter Town floodlights.

“The club finds itself in a very difficult predicament and it is obviously going to be a demanding task to complete fixtures and win some silverware,” he added.