WARMINSTER Town’s home game against Wincanton Town on Saturday was one of only four Toolstation League Division One matches to go ahead, because of the heavy downpours that covered large parts of the South West.

And Warminster boss Andy Crabtree was left feeling almost as downbeat as the weather after Toby Cole’s first-half strike bagged Wincanton a narrow 1-0 success at Weymouth Street.

The game was never truly able to follow its natural path – several stoppages and yellow cards in particular frustrated members of the home team’s management.

Consequently, Warminster were unable to build on their excellent 5-1 victory away at Bishops Lydeard just three days earlier – although Crabtree’s side remains in 15th place in the table despite suffering their seventh loss from 11 league games this season.

Crabtree said: “It was blowing a gale and raining, much the same as everywhere else on Saturday, which made it difficult to get the ball down on the floor.

“The game was disrupted – it was never allowed to flow. I’m not using that as an excuse, but it was hard to carry momentum from our win in the week.

“It’s frustrating, but it happens.”

The Warminster boss has no real explanation for his side’s dip in form at home.

From seven games at Weymouth Street, Town have won only two – losing the other five.

It’s a contrast to their away form where four wins have been secured from six outings.

Naturally, Crabtree’s focus is now on rallying his team to step up their performance levels when playing in front of their own supporters.

And Town’s bid to achieve that goal starts this weekend, when Portchester visit in the FA Vase.

“We’ve done well away from home – we won 5-1 at Bishops Lydeard,” said Crabtree.

“At home, we cannot seem to buy a win. We’ve had enough chances in most games to win.

“We probably deserved a draw on Saturday, but credit to Wincanton. They had a game plan, stuck to it, and nicked a 1-0 win.

“It’s frustrating for us, but I expect they went home very happy.

“We’ve got almost everyone back from injury now ahead of the Vase.

“A couple are still carrying a few niggles, but there’s nothing major and we have no suspensions.

“Hopefully, it stays the same.”

Elsewhere in Toolstation Division One, table-topping Calne Town were denied the chance to extend their lead when their trip to Portishead Town was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

Devizes Town were also forced to postpone their home game against Oldland Abbotonians.

Corsham Town were in action and suffered a 3-0 defeat away to Lebeq United.