BOTH Chard Town and Ilminster Town football club's have had a disrupted December so far in the Uhlsport Somerset County Leagues Premier Division.

At the weekend their matches were both postponed due to water logged pitches as heavy rain ruined a lot of football across the county.

In fact, both of our South Somerset sides at this level have not played a game since November 25.

At the weekend, a spokesperson from Chard Town said: "The weather has beaten us, today's game at Mendip Broadwalk is postponed.

"We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone at Mendip Broadwalk a Merry Christmas and we will see you in the New Year."

And Ilminster Town said: "We think after the week of weather we’ve had we all saw this coming, all home games off this weekend."

The lack of football has not helped the players fitness at both squads and it has also halted some improved recent form.

For Chard Town, they are currently on a ten game unbeaten run in all competitions, drawing only one of those and winning the rest.

Their most recent game on November 25, Chard defeated Somerton Town 6-1 in the league which was their fourth win of the league campaign.

They now sit in tenth place in the Somerset Premier Division league table with a total of 14 points.

For Ilminster Town, they too are in some good recent form and are currently six games on the bounce unbeaten in all competitions.

Most recently, they defeated Keynsham Town Reserves 1-0 at home in the league, but in the game just prior in the county cup, they defeated Winscombe 10-1.

The Blues sit in 12th place in the league table with a total of 11 points, having won three of their nine games so far.

In terms of goal scoring, Lewis Trusson tops the list for Ilminster Town with eight goals this league campaign so far.

While for Chard Town, both Jordan Clapp and James Boyland have seven league goals so far.

All in all, both sides have had similar seasons to date with a poor start before finding their form before rain stopping play for some weeks.

Of course, all of this back story only helps to build the upcoming and highly-anticipated local derby on Boxing Day.

At the Ilminster Recreation Ground on December 26 the two sides will face off in the league for the first time this season.

Who will claim local bragging rights this time? Head down their to find out.

Before that match though they both have one more league fixture to get through.

This weekend on December 16, Ilminster Town take on Clevedon United away from home while Chard Town host Stockwood Wanderers.