REPEATED postponements of Ormiston Primrose FC’s home ties are a “double whammy” for the club.

The county outfit have repeatedly been left on the sidelines recently as drainage issues at New Recreation Park have led to games being called off.

Since the end of September last year, just 90 minutes of football have been played in the village.

The postponements have either left the club without a game or being forced to look into switching the contest to the home of their opposition.

John Greenhorn, secretary of the East of Scotland Football League (EoSFL) Second Division club, told Courier Sport it was a “double whammy”.

He said: “It is frustrating that games are off.

.“It is also that the games are going to have to be played and there are only a set number of Saturdays between now and the end of the season.

“Midweek games are a bit of a pain.

“Apart from the fact we do not make a lot of money, we get less at midweek games.

“It is going to cost us. It is a double whammy as we try to do repair work.”

Since the end of September, Ormiston have seen games with Thornton Hibs, Tweedmouth Rangers, Vale of Leithen, Newburgh, Kennoway Star Hearts and Burntisland Shipyard postponed.

Saturday’s scheduled league contest with Stirling University Reserves was the latest to fail a pitch inspection, with the club having to pay for a referee to run the rule over the pitch each time there is a home contest.

Ironically, even though the club have an away game scheduled this weekend, the weather could well put paid to that one too.

Ormiston are due to travel to Harthill Royal tomorrow (Saturday) in the first round of the League Cup but weather forecasts suggest the game at Gibbshill Park could be in doubt.

Vale of Leithen are then due to visit New Recreation Park next Saturday (March 9) as the clubs attempt to get their second round King Cup tie played at the fourth time of asking.

The postponements have not helped Ormiston’s bid to avoid relegation to the EoSFL Third Division.

The county side sit second bottom of the table but have games in hand over each of their relegation rivals – Tweedmouth Rangers, Edinburgh United and Newburgh.

The rearranged ties may need to be pencilled in for midweek as the days get longer.

Mr Greenhorn said that the issue with the pitch was in one area of the park.

He added that experts were due to visit the ground on Tuesday in a bid to try to find a solution.

That could mean the installation of extra drains in a bid make the park playable.

Speaking to Courier Sport on Tuesday morning, Mr Greenhorn said: “We have got a guy there today.

“It will not solve the problem but hopefully alleviate it and get the pitch playable.

“We are at home to Vale of Leithen a week on Saturday again.

“We have got the option of switching [the match to Innerleithen] as well.”