Axminster Town and Beer host action on another soggy Saturday for local footballers

Honiton 2nds at home to East Budleigh. Ref mhsp 40-16TI 9156. Picture: Terry Ife

Honiton 2nds at home to East Budleigh. Ref mhsp 40-16TI 9156. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Axminster Town and Beer Albion beat the weather to stage football matches on another soggy Saturday.

Axminster Town staged the only South West Peninsula League Eastern Division game that beat the weather on the third Saturday of January, while Beer Albion banked three Macron League top flight points with a 3-1 success against visiting Witheridge Reserves.

Axminster Town are set to stage the only South West Peninsula League Eastern

It’s been pretty wet for a number of weeks now and, since December 9, just 23 matches have been played with Brixham having played the most times, getting in five matches, while, at the other end of the scale, three teams, Crediton United, Teignmouth and University, have all played just the once!

In terms of the four East Devon-based clubs; Axminster Town and Budleigh Salterton have both been in action on five occasions while Honiton Town and Sidmouth Town have played three times.

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The full breakdown, heading into the January 27 fixtures and therefore the number of times clubs will have played across a period of 48 days since December 9, is: Brixham (5); Axminster Town, Budleigh Salterton and Newton Abbot Spurs; Appledore, Galmpton and Roselands, Honiton Town, Ilfracombe Town, Torridgeside and Sidmouth Town (3); Alphington, Bovey Tracey, Liverton and St Martins (2); Crediton, Teignmouth and University (1).

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