FOLLOWING a wet winter that has seen football matches across the county postponed the Herefordshire FA are working with clubs to get the season completed.

The Saturday league season is due to be completed by May 16, with some sides having 16 league matches plus cup ties remaining, alternative plans are being considered to complete the remaining matches.

In the Herefordshire Premier, Ludlow Colts and Shobdon have played just 10 of their 26 league ties.

Meanwhile, in Division One, Tenbury Town have completed seven of their 24 fixtures.

"There is definitely a backlog of games," said HFA league administration officer Ben Archer.

"Games were called off in October, November, December and since then leaving a massive backlog. As of next week there are 12 weeks left of what we had planned to be the season.

"Some teams have 15 games to play so it's definitely going to be tight. We're looking at different ways to get around that.

"Bad weather this weekend means there will be more postponements and a bigger backlog.

"The pitches can't hold the rain as at times we have had a ridiculous amount of rain.

"Also at times, like last weekend, teams haven't been able to travel from villages.

"It's really hard but there's nothing we can do about it."

The Herefordshire FA's committee meeting is due to discuss options to complete the remaining fixtures next week and have urged clubs to work with them.

Archer said: "Teams like Hinton, Westfields and Dore Valley who have been flooded out and won't be able to play at home for a number of weeks can come and play here (the County Ground).

"We are also looking at using more Friday night games for those teams with floodlights.

"As the weather picks up and pitches are playable we might have staggered kick-offs.

"At the moment the league is due to finish on May 16 and the FA have said that we can't into June.

"So that would allow us to extend by a week or two. Some teams have been giving us their ideas and what they are capable of doing.

"Some have been really helpful in agreeing to Tuesday or Wednesday night games or change fixtures if they are happy to play away.

"The teams are doing all they can and we are here to support them.

"We're looking to do what we can and will do whatever we can to get the season finished one way or another.

"At the moment there is a few midweek games for those with floodlights but with the lighter nights we're hoping for more midweek games which we are supportive of and happy to accommodate."