DOUBT: Stacey Cartwright. Photo by RUSSELL DOSSETT

Star washout not the worst news for Pinchbeck United after busy run of games

Player/boss Ian Dunn admits that he was relieved that Tuesday night’s fixture at Peterborough Northern Star was postponed.

The Knights saw their Future Lions UCL Premier Division clash at the Branch Bros Stadium called off due to the heavy rain in Peterborough causing the pitch to be waterlogged.

Dunn had a host of first team players either unavailable or carrying knocks after their recent congested fixture schedule and reckons his side will benefit from the night off.

He’s now focused on Saturday’s showdown with lowly ON Chenecks, who have struggled on the road this season.

The Knights remain fifth in the standings after last week’s admirable draw at Rugby Town and Dunn feels they have to win on Saturday if they have designs on finishing their debut Step Five season in the top four.

He said: “I don’t normally like games being off, but this one is a bit of a blessing in disguise.

“We’ve had a few lads running on empty and others carrying knocks. I had a few unavailable too, so we’d have found it tough if I’m honest.

“That gives us more time to prepare for Chenecks, who I know don’t travel well. We’ll not take them for granted and I want the lads on the front foot from the off.

“It’s going to be tight with Holbeach United in the race to get into the top four, so this is the kind of game we need to be winning really.

“We’ll be refreshed and raring to go. The lads have really gelled lately and I can’t praise them enough.”

Pinchbeck are still without the injured Andrew Tidswell and Stacey Cartwright is a doubt.

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