VAUXHALL Motors are counting the cost of a string of postponements that have threatened to derail their Blue Square Bet North survival fight.
Motors have lost their last four fixtures – including two at home – to the wintry weather.
That means they have been unable to build on the momentum of a morale-boosting run of three wins and three draws from their last seven games.
It also means money is tighter than ever at Rivacre Park – a situation not helped by the fact they their next league home match is not until February 12.
Motors chairman Alan Bartlam said: “We have now lost four consecutive games to the weather in the last fortnight which is very frustrating for everyone at the club. It means we now face a period of 12 matches in a six-week period as we play catch up and that is not ideal. Even our training plans have had to be rearranged as well as the games.
“It also causes cash flow problems, as we have no money coming in yet there are still considerable outgoings.
“Hopefully the bad spell of winter weather is now behind us and we can continue accumulating points to steer us well clear of any relegation fears.
“We have not lost a game now for quite a while and if we can continue to keep the points tally ticking over, I’m sure we shall be well out of harm’s way.
“But we need the football people of the area to get behind us.”
Bartlam was hoping for a bumper crowd for Saturday’s scheduled visit of Corby Town after the club arranged a two-for-one offer which would have allowed existing Motors fans to take along a friend and get him or her in for free.
The clash, however, was postponed because of snow.
Bartlam said: “Our planned ‘bring a friend for free’ match with Corby will now be used for the hugely attractive game against high-riding Guiseley on February 16, so make a note in your diary for this match now.”
Before then Motors make trips to Worcester City this Saturday (3pm), Hinckley United next Tuesday (7.45pm) and Solihull Moors on Saturday week (3pm) before entertaining Workington on Tuesday, February 12 (7.45pm).
The Workington game will be their first home match in a month and only their second in seven weeks.
Motors, who are eight points clear of the drop spots, hosted Hyde in the Cheshire Senior Cup last night after the Pioneer went to press.