All local football postponed to later date

ALL local football matches have been postponed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus epidemic.

Secretary of the Devon & Exeter League, Neil Anthony issued the following statement today (Tuesday):

“Please note, that following the FA announcement yesterday suspending all grass roots footballing activities for an indefinite period, the Macron Devon and Exeter Football League have no option but to postpone all outstanding fixtures until a later date.

“Our apologies for any inconvenience caused but as you can understand the decision by the FA was made with the priority being given to the health and well-being of the entire footballing family. This decision is fully supported by the Devon and Exeter Football League.

“The problem is that we now find ourselves in a rapidly changing situation and therefore we will be reviewing our fixtures backlog at the end of the month.”

Two of Lyme Regis Football Club teams compete in the Devon & Exeter League. Lyme 1sts play in the Premier division. They currently occupy fifth position, where they finished last season, but they have another 15 games to play.

Lyme Reserves play in the Devon and Exeter League Division Three, currently sitting in sixth place with another nine games to play.

All Perry Street League games will also be postponed as the epidemic gains momentum in the South West. Lyme Rovers, the club’s third X1, are pressing for promotion from Perry Street Division Two and have 13 games left to play.Uplyme and Charmouth compete in Division Two and share the bottom two places in the table.

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