Another week with no football at the Davey Fort

NO football at the Davey Fort again this weekend with all three teams having away fixtures.  With more rain predicted this week, that may be a good thing in helping the notoriously wet Charmouth Road ground an extra week to recover for a hectic run-in to the end of the season.

Lyme Regis 1st are travelling to nearby Chard Town Reserves for yet another crucial Devon & Exeter League Division One promotion encounter.

Second place Lyme have to come away with three points to keep pace with the chasing pack. Chard are lying in a mid-table position but without a first team game are likely to field a strong side.

It was also be the first game in charge for the Seasiders’ caretaker manager Mark Bailey following the recent resignation of first team boss Robin Townsend and his two assistants, Steve Crabb and Mark Lock.

Three points would give the Seasiders a massive boost, especially as it has been their away form which has let them down this season.

Lyme’s travelling faithful are likely to be going east to see if Lyme Reserves can win a place in the final of the Dorset Intermediate Cup, a trophy the club has won nine times in the past. They’re meeting Wareham Rangers, who are lying ninth in Dorset DivisionOne.

The Ressies were elevated to the Intermediate Cup competition when the first team moved into senior football in the Devon & Exeter League and it would be a huge feather in manager Gerard Hitchcock’s hat if he could steer them into the  final.

Lyme Rovers  are away to Ilminster Reserves in the John Fowler Cup. Uplyme travel to Forton Rangers, who are a couple of places adove them mid-table in the Perry Street League Division One, whilst Division Two high-flyers Charmouth are away to Netherbury Reserves in the Kenny Hodges Cup.

SATURDAY UPDATE: Lyme Rovers game is off due to waterlogged pitch. Note Lyme 1st team are away to Chard Town Reserves and not travelling to Lapford as we reported earlier in the week.

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