Welwyn Garden City and Kempston Rovers were left very disappointed as their Southern League match was called off a little more than an hour before kick-off.

There had been a morning inspection to see how the Pexhurst Stadium had stood up to the rain and that was given the thumbs up.

However, the match referee upon his arrival had another look and took a different view, leaving both Division One Central clubs less than happy.

It prevented WGC manager Marc Weatherstone from unveiling his latest addition, 19-year-old Gucci Soulya-Osekanongo.

The midfielder has moved to Herns Lane from Isthmian League Premier Division high flyers Enfield Town on dual registration, the same scenario that recently captured Towners team-mate Lewis Taaffe.

The youngster has been with the club since the start of the season, having played briefly for a couple of months at Donkey Lane last campaign.

He began his career with League Two Sutton United, where he was skipper of their youth team, leading them to the second round proper of the FA Youth Cup two seasons ago.

He also spent part of last season on loan at the then Isthmian League Premier Division Corinthian Casuals.

There would have been double the frustration at the Kempston decision for boss Weatherstone, as he wanted to build on their fine 2-1 win over second-placed North Leigh last time out. 

Speaking to the club's new You Tube channel prior to the weekend, he said: "I think 60 minutes at out best will beat most teams in this league. We were good value for the win at North Leigh.

"That was the first game where we looked like a team. Against Biggleswade there were signs of gelling but it came together nicely [in Oxfordshire].

"Hopefully that is the win that will help our confidence kick on.

"I said that against Kidlington and it didn't happen but I'm hoping this is the confidence boost the boys need."

Another part of the disappointment with the postponement was Weatherstone's need for a positive performance and result at home.

All three of their wins so far this year have come on the road and that is where they head to next, with a game at Leighton Town on Saturday.

"We have to put a run together at home," said the boss. "Our home form is dreadful and I can't put my finger on why.

"There are a few things we are trying to do as a club to help that.

"We have to beat the teams in and around us and we don't want to be at the bottom for too long.

"I want to keep climbing and put a run together."

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Brad Wadkins has been named player of the month for October. Picture: LINDA BABAIEBrad Wadkins has been named player of the month for October. Picture: LINDA BABAIE (Image: Linda Babaie)

The club have also announced their player of the month for October which goes to Brad Wadkins, the striker scoring four times in four league games.

"But as we've seen over the last six weeks or so, anyone can beat anyone so we [have to] go into games full of confidence."