SWINDON Supermarine manager Dave Webb was left frustrated by the elements for a second week in a row as another chance for his side to climb the Southern League West table fell by the wayside.

Marine’s scheduled trip to North Leigh on Saturday was postponed due to a frozen pitch, with their last match at Evesham United the previous weekend also suffering exactly the same fate.

Two weekends in a row without a fixture have seen Marine drop to ninth in the table, although they remain only four points behind second-placed AFC Totton having played fewer games than any other side in the division.

Fellow promotion hopefuls Bideford and Winchester City both suffered defeats on Saturday, while third-placed Bristol Manor Farm were held to a 2-2 draw away at Shortwood United, so Webb was left annoyed by the fact his team were denied the chance to put pressure on their rivals.

“It is frustrating and we have another fixture to catch up on now,” said Webb, who now turns his attentions to Tuesday’s trip to lowly Barnstaple Town.

“There were some good results for us in the other fixtures with teams dropping points so it is now a case of us trying to take advantage of the games we have got in hand to try to get into that top three or four.

“We didn’t do that at Shortwood earlier this month so we need to make sure we do it at Barnstaple on Tuesday night.

“Bideford, Winchester and Manor Farm all dropped points and although Salisbury won to go above us, if we beat Barnstaple, we would go onto the same points as them with a game in hand.”

The Barnstaple game is the first of three more Marine fixtures before the turn of the year and Webb is eager to put together a strong finish to 2017.

“It is a real testing time for everyone. You have got to be prepared to put yourself out,” said Webb.

“We need everyone to make themselves available for games so we can get through this period up until the end of the year.”