MINEHEAD Town hope to finally get their New Year programme underway today when they entertain Nailsea Town in the County league's Premier Division (3pm).

The Blues were due to play against Cutters Friday last weekend but the game was one of the many postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Their last match was the 2-1 defeat by arch rivals Watchet Town on the Christmas weekend and they will be wanting to run that defeat out of their legs against Nailsea on Saturday.

Minehead have had a disappointing first half to the season, sitting below half-way but seemingly out of the relegation battle.

However, they will be looking to put together a strong run into mid-table in what is a very competitive division where only 11 points separates them and third-placed Watchet.

And Saturday should be the time to start as Nailsea are firmly entrenched at the bottom of the table having managed only one victory all season.

Minehead then take on third-from-bottom Odd Down Res at home the following weekend, so they will be hoping to pick up six points which should get them on the move.

Watchet Town’s County Premier fixture away to Yatton Athletic last Saturday was another postponement due to the heavy early morning rain.

They will be happy with their overall performance in the first half of the season which sees them lying in third spot although a long way off runaway leaders Shirehampton.

The Red & Blacks are also without a fixture this weekend.