BRIDPORT manager Adam Fricker believes there is “scope” to extend the Toolstation Western League Premier Division season into May due to winter fixture congestion.

Fricker’s men have as many as six games in hand on some opponents after a flurry of postponements caused by adverse weather conditions – the majority of which have come at their St Mary’s Field home.

Currently, the league season ends on Saturday, April 28, with Bridport scheduled for a trip to Hallen.

And with the Bees facing as many as 16 games in all competitions in seven weeks, Fricker believes any such decision will again “hinge” on the weather gods.

He told Echosport: “There’s scope to extend, but I don’t know if it’s easy or not.

“It’s all to do with the Southern League play-offs.

“We’re in a position where we’re mid-table and if we won our games in hand we’d be in the top eight.

“For the teams in the bottom four it will have a massive impact on them, plus teams like Street and Willand that are pushing to win the league.”

He added: “I know they extended it a few years ago but I don’t know how possible it will be. A lot of it will hinge on the weather.

“I think if we’re off in our next games we will have a problem.”