ON a weekend that was virtually washed out again after a week of heavy rain, Lyme Regis 1st team were done a favour by two old foes.
All three Lyme games were cancelled at the weekend with the 1st team scheduled to travel to Devon & Exeter League Premier division leaders Okehampton. But along with dozens of others, the game was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.
Only two fixtures did go ahead in the Premier division – Seaton Town at home to Feniton and Beer Albion at home to Lapford, ending in 2-1 victories for both neighbouring teams.
With Feniton and Lapford chasing honours, the two defeats helped Lyme to maintain their second place behind Okehampton. Lapford are now on equal points with the Seasiders, but have a played one more game, and Feniton are trailing in fourth place, three points behind Lyme with the same number of games played.
Beer’s victory puts them very much in the Premier race, trailing Lyme by five points but with two games in hand. The Seaton victory sees them moving towards mid-table after a difficult start to the season.
This coming Saturday, Lyme 1sts travel to Upottery who have won just two of their nine games and are nestling towards the bottom o f the table.
Lyme Regis Reserves, who have started to show some form of late, are at home to Devon & Exeter Division Three basement boys Upottery Reserves (kick-off 2.15 pm), but highflying Lyme Rovers do not have another game until Saturday, January 4th when they meet Portland United Youth Panthers in the quarter-final of the Dorset Junior Cup.