Peninsula football over Christmas

Dartmouth v Stoke Gabriel

Dartmouth v Stoke Gabriel - Credit: South-West Peninsula League

In an organisational nightmare for the Peninsula League fixture secretary, just three games were played over Christmas in the East Division. 
One of those, thankfully, saw Axminster Town defeat Cullompton Rangers on Boxing Day and the other post-festive kickabout ended in a thumping 8-3 victory for Ivybridge Town over Dartmouth. 
It was a result that lifted the Ivies up to second in the table, while Dartmouth were grateful to be the only football survivors on Bank Holiday Monday. 
Perhaps even more welcome for the Darts was the fact that their visitors came from bottom-club Stoke Gabriel. 
Stoke have endured a brutal first half of the season, losing every single game and clocking up over 200 goals conceded. 
The depressing goal difference took just seven minutes to get worse at Dartmouth and the fact that a final score of 6-2 to Dartmouth represented a decent outcome for Stoke just about sums up their campaign.  

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