THEY remain unbeaten after a whirlwind start to their debut season in Divison One, but Haltwhistle Jubilee have suffered a setback due to the condition of their pitch.

The Burn field in Haltwhistle has long experienced drainage issues, creating recurring waterlogging problems, and the pitch's poor condition on Saturday saw club officials brand the playing surface unplayable.

"85 per cent of the pitch was fine it's just a small area that's was waterlogged, and deemed too soft so we didn't want to be taking any risks," manager Cameron Bell said.

Saturday's game will be rescheduled to a later date, but the cancellation threatens to alter the fantastic form of the Haltwhistle side.

Cameron said: "It's frustrating more than anything else. We're all working together to get it resolved and we are sure it'll be sorted soon."

Pitch problems at the Burn continue to be raised at Haltwhistle Town Council and Haltwhistle Swimming and Leisure Centre committee meetings as councillors and residents search for a resolution.

In January, the town council was told drainage issues could prevent the team from playing there in the future.

Town councillor and leisure centre committee member, Michael Ridley, said talks on drainage improvements are a work in progress, but are not far off.

He said: "We're moving forward with the football team and the town council have spent money on putting an outer drain down the west side and behind the goals to alleviate all the water that's coming off.

"We've got a wet patch in the south west corner, which was caused by other works. We have got a contractor but we're trying to get funding for putting slits across the pitch.

"Hopefully that will take the surface water onto the drains and it will take the water away."

Despite the disruption, Haltwhistle Jubilee remain calm.

Cameron Bell added: "We've got a cup game this weekend and we normally play them at Bardon Mill anyway and then we're away for two weeks and then the week after is another cup game so our next scheduled home game isn't until November 21.

"We've got time to get things sorted so we're not panicking."