Local sides sit out a soggy Fresha League November Saturday

Seaton Town at home to Tiverton. Ref mhsp 7689-45-14TI Picture: Terry Ife

Seaton Town at home to Tiverton. Ref mhsp 7689-45-14TI Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

The second weekend of November saw the Fresha Devon and Exeter Football League schedule hit by the weather with only a handful of matches played.

There was action at just 15 venues across the nine divisions with very few local sides beating the elements.

Feniton’s home game with Newtown was called off and that underlined the severity of the rain as Acland Park is usually playable when all other grounds are unfit!

The Blues are in East Devon derby action this coming Saturday and if they don’t play then it’ll only be because the weather worsened! Mark Kingdon’s men are at another weather-resistant venue, Furzebrake, Beer, which staged one of the games to be played last weekend!

Feniton travel to meet the Fishermen sporting one of the last two remaining unbeaten Premier Division records this term.


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Seaton Town, also off last weekend, entertain Hatherleigh Town on Saturday. The North Devon side sport the other top flight unbeaten record.

Division One leaders Honiton Town saw their match in Exeter at Exwick Villa fall victim to the rain. This weekend Kev Blackwell’s unbeaten side entertain a Newton St Cyres team that sit fourth in the table, four places and four points off the Mountbatten Park men.

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The Mid Devon outfit have lost just once in the league since an opening day defeat and that was at home to Honiton Town, beaten 5-1 back on September 27.

Colyton are the new leaders of Division Two after they beat Culm United 2-0 last weekend. This Saturday the Tanners travel to seventh placed Hemyock who have lost two of their three home games in the league so far this season.

Upottery entertain third placed Newtown in another Division Two game and the villagers will be looking to win a tenth successive match in all competitions! Dan Prettejohn’s side were beaten at Culm United on the opening day of the campaign since when they have beaten all that have come before them!

It will not be easy on Saturday as Newtown are currently unbeaten on their Division Two travels having won three and drawn one of their four away games so far this term.

Axmouth United staged one of the few games to beat the weather.

They beat the side sitting immediately above them at the foot of the Division Three table, Exmouth Amateurs Reserves 6-2 with goals from Luke Morrison (2), Asa Sandman, Matthew Ellis, Reece Hales and Scott Dyer.

That was a first win of the season for United who entertain Thorverton at Boshill Cross on Saturday.

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