THE Wiseman Lighting Floodlit Cup match between Worcester City and Cheltenham Saracens has been called off.

The Claines Lane pitch is again underwater and a City home game has been postponed for a third time this month due to either the rain or freezing conditions.

Their scheduled home tie in the Isuzu FA Vase against Boston Town was ultimately reversed to Lincolnshire after back-to-back postponements at Claines in the weeks before. As per FA rules, the game was played in Boston on Saturday, where City prevailed 2-0 after two goals in stoppage time.

The second-round clash between City and Saracens this evening was due to be the first of three home games in seven days for Worcester at Claines, but it will now be rescheduled and fingers will be crossed that there is no more rain this week ahead of the top-of-the-table Hellenic League Premier match with Corsham Town on Saturday.

The current league leaders then have the eagerly anticipated Worcester Derby with Worcester Raiders on Boxing Day, which looks set to be the biggest-ever crowd at the ground. There is likely to be 1400 in attendance for the second derby of the season.

City beat Raiders at Sixways in the first-ever competitive clash between the two sides back in August, where a Liam Lockett goal in the first five minutes handed Chris Cornes' men a 1-0 win.