Cup victor’s keeper isolated after suspected coronavirus

footballAMONG the games in the Devon & Exeter League called off today was the Colyton v Feniton fixture.

Feniton are challenging for Premier Division honours and would have been looking for all three points, especially after an inspired 4-1 victory over Lyme Regis at Ottery St Mary in the Morrison Bell Cup on Thursday.

Only two Premier fixtures were played today, most being postponed following heavy overnight rain. But Feniton pulled the plug on their game against Colyton because their goalkeeper, who played against Lyme, went down with potential coronavirus symptoms and was told to self isolate.

As he played on Thursday, Feniton wisely decided the best course of action was to postpone their game.

Feniton Football Club later confirmed that the goalkeeper was in fact suffering from mumps and did not have the virus. However, it had decided to cancel all its games as a precaution.

The Devon & Exeter League has ruled that there should be no shaking hands between opponents in all league fixtures, but this stipulation did not apply to cup games.

In the only two Premier games played today, Bampton lost 3-2 at home to Upottery and leaders Okehampton Argyle beat Kentisbeare 2-0.

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Veteran journalist and newspaper manager Philip Evans has worked in the publishing industry for more than half a century. He started out as a reporter for Pulman’s Weekly News as a young man and went on to work for an international publishing company in the UK, South Africa and Australia before returning to Lyme Regis where he is still reporting on local events as he has done for more than 53 years.

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