Weather woe for big two

21:18 08 January 2014

Experience overcame youth as the Exmouth over 25 team defeated the under 25

Experience overcame youth as the Exmouth over 25 team defeated the under 25's by 24 points to 12 at the Imperial ground on Boxing Day. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 8672-52-13SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk

Archant

Both Exmouth Town and Exmouth RFC suffered more weather woe when their first fixtures of 2014 fell to the weather, writes Steve Birley.

Whilst both the Southern Road side and the Cockles are looking all right with their remaining fixture lists neither could do with having too many more matches to rearrange!

Both have been starved of home matches and the vital revenue those games bring, especially over a festive period.

Town have played just one South West Peninsula League Premier Division game since November at Southern Road, that a December 14, 5-0 mauling of Tavistock.

Town have played exactly half their league season with 19 gone and 19 to go. They have three more this month, Saturday’s visit from Newquay is followed by a trip to Elmore before the January 25 visit of St Austell.

If the next three home games are played it will see Town begin February with 16 league matches to play in the remaining 14 weeks of the season.

For the Cockles, locked in a desperate battle to extend their stay in the National Two (S) division for more than the one season, it’s a little more congested.

They have seen their last two games cancelled and will be hoping the weather eases to allow them action at London Irish Wild Geese on Saturday.

Like Town, the Cockles have played just one home game since late November and they have only one this month now, the January 18 meeting with Dings Crusaders.

After the weekend the Cockles will have just three ‘spare’ match days and they too can ill afford any more cancellations if they are to avoid a congested end of season run-in.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

10:18
Exmouth skipper Gary Chappell (second left) being interviewd by SKY TVs Mark Butcher before the ECB Club Finals Day at Cardiff

Exmouth skipper Gary Chappell said there was nothing to be embarrassed about by the eight-wicket defeat at the hands of Ealing in the NatWest Clubs T20

final on Tuesday night.

Read more
09:41
Bowls

Phear Park’s A squad in the Over-60 Triples League finished the season in a blaze of glory by winning Division Five and therefore gaining promotion to Division Four, writes Lawrie Harries.

Read more
09:00
Exmouth away to Honiton. Ref exsp 2447-34-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Exmouth head into the new season full of optimism whilst accepting that they have had less than ideal preparations for the big September challenges.

Read more
08:58
Josie Culliford with Tim Henman

Exmouth tennis starlet Josie Culliford experienced tennis at the highest level when she played recently at Wimbledon in the HSBC Road to Wimbledon finals.

Read more
08:58
Joe Keep in action at Wiscombe Park

Drivers from Devon will be well represented at Wiscombe Park this weekend (September 5 and 6), in the final regional championship meeting of the year and the final two rounds of the fiercely contested Bridge Tyres and Wheels Point S Wiscombe Park championship.

Read more
Yesterday, 22:15
Exmouth CC line up before the start of the ECB Club T20 Finals Day

Exmouth suffered ECB T20 National Club heartache when they went down in the final to Ealing by a margin of eight wickets.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:33
Exmouth skipper Gary Chappell (second left) being interviewd by SKY TVs Mark Butcher before the ECB Club Finals Day at Cardiff

Exmouth booked an ECB T20 Cup final berth at the Swalec Stadium, Cardiff as they defeated Pudsey Congs who hail from West Riding, Yorkshire, in the first of the days two semi-finals

Read more
Yesterday, 15:07
Alex Lane with the trophy he won after securing the Slovak International Tournament

Alex and Ben Lane both came away with titles at the Slovak senior international tournament held last weekend.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:07
Will Goulden, one of the Cockles summer signings with sponsor Gary Sharland of Gary Sharland Building Contractors

Exmouth have confirmed two more signings with the addition of prop Will Goulden and back three player Sam Conway to the Cockles squad.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:38
Harry Tincknell

East Devon speed ace Harry Tincknell will start the penultimate round of the European Le Mans Series this Sunday (September 6), gunning for his first career podium at the Paul Ricard track in France.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition


Exmouth's trusted business finder