BALTI Sports’ boss Marco Nott has described his team’s luck with postponements and cup fixtures ahead of their Dorset Premier League clash with Shaftesbury Town Reserves (2pm) as a “nightmare”.

Nott’s charges have played just once in four weeks, and have not played a league game since losing 6-0 to Holt United five weeks ago.

But Nott has found a handy way to negotiate his squad’s way around the situation.

He told Echosport: “We’ve had a bit of a nightmare. We haven’t played a league game for five weeks, that seems like a lifetime ago.

“They’ve just been playing Sunday league football so the lads have been getting some minutes.

“We were due to play Lower Parkstone (last Saturday) and they called off. Ideally we wanted to play that game and give a few lads a chance to get some game time.”

Nott added that his side had been training regularly despite the break in games, but that regime may have come at a cost.

He said: “We have been training once a week but a couple of them have come out with injuries. Liam Taylor has hurt his knee and Dan Austin has hurt his ankle.

“Ashley Batchelor is still not fit but Andy (Nott) is back.”