Porthleven’s fixture backlog has further intensified after tonight’s scheduled trip to Falmouth Town was postponed.

The Fishermen were due to make the short journey to Bickland Park in the South West Peninsula League Premier West tonight for the first time in a competitive fixture since January 2007, but the effects of Storm Dennis have made the pitch unplayable.

With no other weekend or Tuesday/Wednesday night available due to other rescheduled fixtures, the match has been rearranged for Monday, April 20 (7.30pm), with Port playing on the Saturday and Wednesday either side.

Tonight’s postponement follows a weekend washout caused by Storm Dennis, leaving the Fishermen with 18 league games still to play by the FA-imposed end-of-season deadline.

It means that Graham Blake and Jamie Thomson’s side will have to play a game every three-and-a-half days until the end of the season.

Porthleven co-manager Blake took a positive spin on his side’s hectic fixture schedule, saying: “It’s a nightmare but you can’t alter the weather. It is one of those things but it’s not so bad, we’ve got lots of home games coming up.

“I think in March we’ve got six home games so it’s not so bad if you’re playing in midweek but as long as you’re not going up to Liskeard and all these places.

“We’ve played Camelford away, we’ve played Wadebridge away and we’ve played Liskeard away, and all of the games we’ve got to play are around our area which will help a lot.

“I’m still happy with the way our season’s gone, the squad we’ve got and with the development of the club. You can sit there and blame the weather for excuses and say, ‘oh we could have been higher up’, but I think we’re sat in a place where we probably should be.”

The Fishermen will now turn their attentions to Saturday and a return to their Gala Parc home when Sticker make the trip down.

The match is the first of seven home games in the space of 30 days for Port, who will host St Austell, St Dennis, Penzance, Liskeard Athletic, Bodmin Town and Godolphin Atlantic before the end of March.

Prior to two heavy defeats to Newquay and Mousehole, Sticker had enjoyed three wins from four games to lift themselves off the bottom of the table, beating Penzance, St Blazey and Godolphin Atlantic to move up to 18th.