Seasiders on county cup duty

WEATHER permitting, Lyme Regis 1st team travel to Shaftesbury Town Reserves in the second round of the Dorset Senior Trophy on Saturday. The tie should have been played on November 9th but was called off because the pitch was unplayable. 

The Shaftesbury second string play in the Dorset Premier division but are not enjoying the best of seasons, lying in 12th place, having won just four of their 13 games.

Last week’s local football programme was all but washed out due to the heavy rain. The only game in the Devon & Exeter League Premier division was a 3-0 win over Hatherleigh by the much fancied Cronies. The Seasiders still keep their second place in the table on account of the number of games they have played, four points behind leaders Okehampton who have a game in hand, but the could be caught by Lapford, Bampton and Cronies who all have games to catch up.

Lyme Reserves travel to Teignmouth 2nds and manager Dominic Rowe will be looking for a better performance than their last game when they lost 2-0 to Dunkeswell Reserves in an abysmal performance. Teignmouth are two places above Lyme in the table with a two-point advantage.

High-eriding Lyme Bantams will be looking to consolidate their position at the top of the Perry Street league Division Two when they entertain Shepton Beauchamp Reserves at the Woodroffe School pitch. Shepton are in bottom place and the Rovers beat them 6-0 in their last games. The Rovers lead the division with a three-plus goal advantage over Dowlish Wake & Donyatt.

In Division One of the Perry Street League Uplyme will be looking for three points at home to bottom placed Shepton Beauchamp 1sts while Charmouth are at home to Forton Rangers.

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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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