Seasiders’ cup tie switched

LYME Regis Reserves’ Dorset Intermediate Cup tie with Sturminster Marshall has been switched to the north Dorset club.

A rare home fixture for the Seasiders’ in the county competition, which the club has won nine times, has been called off two weeks in succession because the Davey Fort ground has been unfit to play one because of the recent heavy rain.

Last season the Seasiders went 19 weeks over the Christmas and New Year period without playing a game at the Davey Fort because the pitch was under water.

Dorset FA have invoked County Cup Rule 10e which says that in the event of the home club postponing the match on two occasions owing to pitch conditions the fixture can be switched the opponents’ ground or a neutral ground.

The match will now be played this coming Saturday (December 22).

The club is currently preparing plans for a new drainage system at the notoriously wet pitch as part of their project Fortify development programme.

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