Yarcombe day off is a blessing amidst all the July rain!

PUBLISHED: 12:58 10 July 2012

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Yarcombe were one of the few Francis Clark Devon league sides to not worry about the washout on match day ten for they were not scheduled to have a game as they were the odd side out in the F Division!

Next up for James Mitchum and his side is Saturday’s home meeting with Exeter Civil Service when they will have more reason than most to hope for improved weather.

So far this soggy season Yarcombe have played just two home games and next Saturday is match day eleven of the 18 game campaign. What’s more in the last four weeks they have taken to the field just once with their only action since June 9, a trip to Chardstock.

One of their rivals for promotion in the division, Babbacombe, have been hardest hit. The South Devon side have managed to play to a finish in just five of their ten outings to date!

Babbacombe skipper Steve Broad said: “It is all very frustrating. We have the possibility of us actually finishing the season unbeaten, and yet quite likely falling below side in our section who have been able to play more often than we have. It’s also an issue in this division of occasions when teams face others unable to field an eleven and therefore picking up maximum points without playing. It just seems to be a lot of good fortune as to who you are scheduled to play when the weather hits!”

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