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Ilford’s latest postponement against high-flying Enfield on Saturday means the

Foxes had played only one Essex Senior League game since December 14.

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They were due to host Bowers at Cricklefield last night, but once again it was a victim of the weather and boss Martin Haywood is struggling to hide his frustration as the fixture backlog intensifies.

He said: “It’s difficult to keep the players motivated.

“They’re training and preparing and then that goes out the window. We’re going to be playing Saturday-Wednesday from now on.”

Ilford are set to entertain struggling Eton Manor on Saturday, having won the

reverse fixture 3-0 back in September.

The Waltham-Abbey based club are fourth from bottom of the table at present and, weather permitting, it will be a good chance for 10th-placed Ilford to earn points.

“The squad is much more balanced than it was earlier in the season, we’re just lacking a goalscorer,” added Haywood.

“We want them to be on the pitch and gelling.

“We’ll see the state of the pitch and hopefully get some games on. The Tower Hamlets game (on January 22) could have been called off and then the situation would have been even worse.”

Yesterday’s clash with Bowers & Pitsea at Cricklefield Stadium also fell victim to the weather.

Haywood added: “We really want to get Saturday’s game on.

“I’m hoping to get some people out there forking the pitch so we’re keeping our fingers crossed.”

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