First sunday match scheduled in years gets postponed

EIGHT matches managed to defy the bad weather yesterday (Saturday), but it will not rise to nine as Witheridge Reserves had to call off their re-arranged Division Eight match at home to Spreyton today (Easter Sunday).

This would have been the first time the Devon & Exeter League had sanctioned a game on a Sunday for many years.  However, others are planned to help out the increasing mounting backlog of games.  Any club willing to consider a Sunday game should contact the league.

Seaton Town beat Hatherleigh Town 4-3 in their scheduled fixture which would have been the only survivor had Exmouth Town Res not accepted Feniton’s invite to switch, and that produced a 1-1 draw, both teams happt to settle for a welcome point.

No games were played in either Division One or Two but in Division Three the Royal Oak won 4-0 against Otterton on the 3G surface at their new Exwick home, and the 3G at Axminster Leisure centre enabled Colyton to stage their Division Seven match against Kentisbeare and profit 3-1.

The third 3G ground at the Ashbury Golf Hotel provided the venue for Okehamptons Division Eight match against Amory Green Rovers, but East Budleigh were ring-fenced at home by by Central who were 5-2 winners there.

Axminster was also the stage for the only Division Five meeting played, Millwey Rise winning 4-1 against Dunkeswell Rovers.

Over 30 matches are scheduled for Easter Monday but  Lyme Regis 1st team’s East Devon Senior Cup tie at Alphington 2nds is already off.

Lyme Reserves’ Football Express Cup semi-final has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 15th  at Westexe Park Rangers, day after playing Elmore 2nds at home.

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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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