TIVIDALE boss Dave King admits he was frustrated after his side's crunch clash with Bewdley fell victim to a waterlogged pitch.

Dale were denied the chance to add to their six-game winning streak at fellow high-flyers Bewdley last Saturday after heavy rain hit Ribbesford Meadow.

Major summer drainage work to the pitch couldn't prevent another disappointing postponement for the hosts.

King said: "When you've won six games on the bounce you just want to keep playing.

"It's frustrating but all we can do is look ahead and try and pick up where we left off. They had also been going really well and they will have been just as disappointed as we were.

"We now have two big games coming up."

Tivi are due to face Black Country Rangers away tomorrow night before welcoming Shifnal Town to the Beeches this Saturday (3pm kick-off).

Dan Smith will miss Saturday's clash but Chris Bladen is due to return from injury to cover his absence.

Meanwhile, Nathan Jones and Chris Hill have left the club in search of regular first-team football.

King says he is in no rush to find fresh faces after promoting a trio from the youth set-up.

Rio McFarlane, Tom Trevis and Oliver Downing have all been training with the first team in recent weeks.

King said: "We've moved a few up from the youth team and they have boosted the squad.

"They have done well and not looked out of place. It's great to get them involved.

"The squad is also quite healthy at the moment with no major injuries so we can cover for the departures."