Football: Bodmin Town return home for Boxing Day game with Camelford
HOWEVER much rain falls this week, the Priory Park playing surface should be in pristine condition for Bodmin Town's Boxing Day encounter with Camelford (11 am).
Bodmin haven't played a game at their home ground since November 23 and after the Camelford game they don't have another one until January 25.
And Bodmin boss Darren Gilbert said: "It doesn't help the cash flow situation that we have been drawn away in all three cup competitions.
"We've got Appledore in the Throgmorton Cup, Brightlingsea in the FA Vase and now Mullion in the Senior Cup."
Ironically, Bodmin's only league defeats this season have come at Priory Park, but it seems a long time ago. Since losing to Witheridge and Godolphin in August, they have now gone 17 league games without defeat.
Gilbert will be selecting from a full strength squad against a Camelford side boosted by the return of prolific striker Mark Gusterson to the club after a short spell with St Austell.
Camelford have enjoyed mixed fortunes this season but Reg Hambly's attractive side seem to be achieving better results away.
Along the A38 on Boxing Day afternoon, Saltash United face bottom of the table Liskeard Athletic at Kimberley Stadium with a 3pm kick-off. The Ashes have been in excellent form in the league over the past month and will be hot favourites to take the points against a Liskeard team still searching for their first league win of the campaign.
The Ashes then have a rearranged game against title favourites Plymouth Parkway, again at Kimberley, on Monday evening (7.30).
Launceston, who hit the top of the table earlier this month, are due to face Tavistock at Pennygillam and the Clarets will be looking for aaother three points.
Torpoint Athletic, who have moved comfortably into the top half of the table, are without a Boxing Day fixture but travel to Falmouth Town on Saturday.