Enfield Town manager George Borg was left “angry and frustrated” after the Towners’ Ryman Premier match against Lewes on Saturday was postponed.
The club and a number of willing helpers worked hard to ensure the Queen Elizabeth II pitch was playable on Saturday morning.
However, with further rain forecast throughout Saturday, the referee decided to call off the game.
A disappointed Borg [pictured] said: “I am very angry and frustrated. We had a pitch inspection and the pitch was deemed playable.
“But the referee, who wasn’t at the ground, has decided to call it off because further rain was expected and he wanted to save Lewes the trip.
“It is a shame he didn’t come to the ground because the match could and should have been played to be honest.”
Enfield are set to face Bury Town tonight. The Towners have nine matches to play over the next month and Borg admits it will put his small squad to the test.
“We are praying we don’t pick up any injuries. If the bad weather continues we will end up having to play Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and that is difficult for any side.
“I am happy though to promote younger players from the youth set up if they are good enough. Jamie Smyth has come in and has been excellent for us; it’s why I sent Sam Griffiths back to Braintree Town.