Whimple suffered a 25-run defeat in their East Devon derby game at Feniton and now are faced with having to win one of their final two games to avoid joining Budleigh 2nds and Clyst Hydon in D Division East next season.
The Devon and Exeter Football League saw a new season of Premier Division football return on the penultimate weekend of August and it produced goals galore with now fewer than 41 scored in the seven matches played.
Whimple remain troubled by the threat of relegation from the C Division East after they became only the second side this season to lose to already relegated Clyst Hydon, going down to the basement dwellers by nine wickets.
When you lose your opening game of a new season you can get overcome with different emotions – mainly those of despair that, after an excellent pre-season build-up and quality time spent on the training ground, things went wrong at the first time of asking in the ‘real’ action.
To accommodate the ground-staff during Work Week, the Tuesday Mixed players were limited to holes one to seven, which they played twice, followed by holes one to three a third time, making 17 holes in all, writes Ann Desmoulins.
Ottery St Mary suffered back-to-back 4-1 defeats in pre-season games over the past six days, but Otters’ boss Dave Fairweather is not going to lose any sleep over the reversals as he knows exactly what the problem is.
Recent weeks have not been over productive for the Budleigh Ladies in the Exeter and District Over-50s Triples League, so a successful visit to Okehampton this week was just what was required, as the team returned with an overall win, writes David Roberts.
Friday proved to be a busy day for the Axe Cliff seniors with their monthly stableford being quickly followed by a home match against a relatively low handicap team from Wheathill in Somerset, writes Dave Bruce.
Honiton Town Football Club, who launch a new season of South West Peninsula League football tonight (Wednesday) with a visit to much-fancied Elmore, are looking for companies to advertise in their matchday programme.