THE Boxing Day clash between Ilminster Town and Chard Town was postponed on Christmas Eve, due to a waterlogged pitch.

Attempts to switch the fixture to Chard also proved fruitless, as Zembard Lane was under water in places.

The match has now been rearranged for Wednesday, April 22 (6.30pm).

Chard, who have not played since December 7, visit Watchet Town tomorrow, for their next County League Premier Division fixture (2pm).

When the sides met in August, the Robins came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at home.

Danny Green will miss the Watchet trip as he is on holiday in Australia, but newly returned Adam Cole (27) is expected to make his long-awaited first re-appearance in Chard colours.

It has been a busy Christmas for Robins manager Mark Parris.

Firstly, news came through that midfielder Josh Gracie had broken his collarbone playing for a local side, and will be out for a couple of months.

Then another midfielder, Josh Lukins, was the subject of a seven days notice of approach from Axminster Town, with the result being that he has signed a dual registration with them.

To help offset this loss, Chard have put in a seven days approach for midfield player Ben Mear, of Seaton Town.

Mear played for Chard Reserves four seasons ago under Stu Parris, before moving to Perry Street.

Ilminster are also on the road for their first match of 2020, with struggling Worle the destination tomorrow (2pm).

The hosts are second bottom, while Ilminster make the trip in 10th.