THE Isuzu FA Vase third-round clash between Worcester City and Boston Town on Saturday has been postponed for a second time due to a waterlogged pitch.

A pitch inspection was carried out on Friday afternoon and was deemed unfit for the tie on Saturday, just as it was seven days ago due to the widespread frost.

Due to FA rules, this would usually mean that the cup tie will be reversed and played in Lincolnshire on Saturday December 16.

City supporters will be facing a six-hour, 300-mile round trip next weekend to the Mortgages For You Stadium, where they will be hoping to watch their side progress to the fourth-round against the winner of the tie between Lichfield City and Highgate United.

However, the Worcester News understands an alterative, neutral venue is being put forward by City and those discussions will be ongoing over the next few days with Boston officials. It is not yet known which stadium that is.

It will be a blow for both sets of supporters but with the distance between the two clubs, decisions have been taken earlier than they would be usually due to the travel required either way.

Worcester have only ever gone past the third round once in their history, back in 2020 when they reached the fifth-round against Atherstone Town, which they eventually lost in a replay on penalties at The Victoria Ground.

City's next game will now be on Tuesday night, when they make the trip to Gloucestershire to face Fairford Town in the Hellenic League Premier (7.45pm kick-off).