STORM Dennis proved a real menace for football clubs across Somerset at the weekend, wreaking havoc with the league and cup schedules.

The Somerset County League programme was wiped out, with the exception of one Division 1 match played on a 4G pitch, which left Chard Town, Combe St Nicholas and Ilminster Town twiddling their thumbs.

Ilminster, who sit 11th in the Premier Division standings, had been due to host Stockwood Wanderers - but the match was called off 24 hours in advance, with the pitch at the Archie Gooch Pavilion already waterlogged before Storm Dennis’ arrival.

Stockwood are now scheduled to visit on Saturday, March 28 (3pm).

Ilminster are due to be in action tomorrow night, away to Keynsham Town Reserves on their 4G pitch, and - weather permitting - the Blues will host bottom side Worle on Saturday (2.30pm).

Chard - second from bottom in the Premier table - saw their home match with Stockwood Green postponed, and again the decision was announced on Friday afternoon.

This fixture has been re-arranged for Wednesday, March 11 (7.30pm).

The Robins are due to play their Premier & Division 1 Cup quarter-final tie at home to Nailsea & Tickenham this Wednesday (7.30pm), after the match was postponed last Wednesday.

However, supporters are encouraged to check on social media if the game is still on, after the amount of rain that has fallen since the last postponement.

Combe St Nicholas fared no better in Division 3 of the County League, seeing last Saturday’s fixture at home to Clevedon United Reserves fall foul of the weather.

Combe, who sit fifth in the table - just four points off second with two games in hand - will try again this coming Saturday, when they are scheduled to entertain seventh-placed Burnham United Reserves (2.30pm).

Last Saturday also saw the entire Perry Street & District League programme get washed away, with the league making the decision to cancel all matches.

Ilminster Town Ladies’ home match with Keynsham Town Development was also called off, on Sunday.

They will attempt to play the Pat Sowden Cup quarter-final this coming Sunday (2pm), with Wootton Bassett Town awaiting the winners in the last four.