The dreadful weather conditions have seen the fixtures pile up to such a degree that some teams are now looking at three games per week.
Grays Athletic have 23 games left to play, East Thurrock United have 19, Tilbury have 21, Aveley 22 and Thurrock have 21.
For some teams, this is not a problem as they simply replace training sessions with fixtures. However, times are tight and there is a concern that when games do get played, the energy sapping conditions could lead to an injury pile up.
The conditions are doubly bad for Thurrock, Aveley and Grays Athletic who have ground-sharing arrangements.
YT’s sister paper YourHarlow has seen the benefits of the 3G pitch that Harlow Town play on. The Hawks however have played 17 home games and 11 away games. However, the benefits of such a surface are clear for all to see.