CONTINUAL heavy rain is playing havoc yet again with the local football programme over the Easter weekend.
Today (Saturday) Lyme Regis 1st team was scheduled to entertain Perry Street & Yonder Hill in a crucial Devon & Exeter League Division One promotion clash at the Davey Fort – but the game has been called off due to the heavily waterlogged pitch.
The Reserves’ and Rovers’ games have also been postponed due to the rain.
It’s now 17 weeks since the Seasiders have been able to use their cliffside pitch and some spectators are wondering whether they will see another game at the Fort this season.
Lyme, in third place in the table, are three points ahead of fourth placed Perry Street, but the Somerset side have three games in hand. It was a game Lyme had to win to stay in the promotion mix.
The first team could, however, get in some football over the Easter break as they travel to Alphington 2nds, bottom of the table, in the East Devon Senior Cup on Monday (kick-off 2 pm).
Lyme Regis Reserves also had an important cup fixture – a semi-final clash with Westexe Park Rangers in the semi-final of the Football Express Cup, a trophy the Ressies won for the first time last year. But this game was called off after a pitch inspection on Saturday morning.
The Reserves were scheduled for an Easter Monday fixture, at home to Ilminster Town Reserves in Division Five, but this is another game likely to be rained off.
Lyme Regis Rovers were also meant to be on cup duty today (Saturday) away to Ilmnster Town A in the quarter-final of the John Fowler Cup, but this fixture has also been postponed due to the weather.
Uplyme have a tough Perry Street League Division One game tomorrow (Saturday) at home to second placed Iminster Colts.
Charmouth, in fourth place in Perry Street Division Two, are at home to struggling Chard United Reserves.