Fingers crossed rain holds off on Saturday

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ARBROATH United captain Fraser Burnett has had it with the weather after rain cancelled yet another fixture, writes Johnston Ralston.

On Saturday the match against Prestwick was ruled out, along with many other cricket fixtures, due to the atrocious conditions.

Fraser said: “The weather has just been causing havoc. I think I heard only one game was played, but I’m not 100 per cent sure.

“To be honest I’m fed up looking at the weather forecast. I just go out and see and play it day by day.

“It was supposed to have been raining all day yesterday and today, but it’s been on and off. I don’t know what to expect.”

The Lochlands men were hoping to build on their win against SMRH. Fraser said: “I’m disappointed. Even though it’s a long journey it’s good fun to get the bus, plus we won last Saturday so we were looking for another winning performance before the league starts next week.”

Fingers-crossed, the weather will be fair for tomorrow (Saturday) when United attempt to progress in the CS Trophy by beating Clydesdale. He explained: “Basically we need to play Clydesdale and win, and win comfortably. Hopefully we can do that, I’m pretty confident of another good performance before the league restarts.”

Then on Sunday, the Bill Burnett / Lindsay Ancell Memorial Trophy will be contested with Dundee High School FPs. Fraser said: “That should be a good game. It’s mixed sides, there will be myself, Calum, our cousin John and guys who knew Lindsay Ancell mixed into the sides. It’ll be a good laugh and hopefully we’ll get some good weather.”