More league weather chaos

PUBLISHED: 09:00 07 January 2009 | UPDATED: 22:49 15 June 2010

JUST as the 2008 cricket season was hit by the weather, so it is the 2008/09 local football programme.

JUST as the 2008 cricket season was hit by the weather, so it is the 2008/09 local football programme.Saturday morning's frost hit much of the Devon & Exeter League schedule and that means that with over half of the season completed in terms of available Saturdays the alarming statistic is that very few sides have even managed to complete half their league programme.Saturday's schedule had 68 matches to be played and, as it happened, just 28 beat the frost. The Senior Three Division, in which Axminster Town Reserves and Colyton both fly the local flag, was savaged to such an extent that only the one game, at Clyst Valley, was played.A full season in Senior Three means 182 completed matches by the 14 teams. Heading into the second Saturday of the new year just 76 of those 182 games have been played over the 20 weekends of the campaign to date and that means the remaining 17 Saturdays to complete the outstanding 106 matches so further weather disruption could mean fixture chaos and lots of early evening midweek matches in April and early May.Keith Somers' Colyton have played 11 and so have 15 games remaining whilst Kevin Turner's Tigers' Reserves have one more to play and both sides will be hoping that the remaining Saturdays of the campaign are not subjected to more rain, frost, sleet or snow!

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