Devon and Exeter League Constitution for 2021-22

Axminster Reserves v Pinhoe

Axminster Reserves v Pinhoe - Credit: Axminster Town FC

The Devon and Exeter League has released details on their new constitution for the 2021-22 football season. 
The League will now comprise 10 divisions, with 15 clubs competing in the Premier Division and Division 1, and those numbers are reflected across the divisions. 
Clubs in the top flight include Axminster Town, Beer Albion, Colyton, Dawlish United, Elmore, Kentisbeare, Lapford, Lyme Regis, Okehampton Argyle, Ottery St Mary, Seaton Town, Sidmouth Town, Throverton, University and Whipton & Pinhoe. 
In Division 1, local clubs involved are Beer Albion, Chard Town, East Budleigh, Exmouth Rovers, Topsham Town and Upottery. 
Dunkeswell Rovers can look forward to local rivalry in Division 2 with games against Exmouth Spartans, Lymptsone and Otterton. 
A full list of the constitution can be found on the Devon and Exeter League website. 
Elsewhere in the football pyramid, the draw has been made for the second qualifying round of the FA Vase. 
At this early stage in the competition, matches are regionalised and Axminster Town have been handed a tough home draw against Brixham. Sidmouth Town will play at home to the winners of Elburton Villa or Welton Rovers. 
Exmouth Town will travel to Buckland Athletic in a fascinating Devon derby in the FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round. 
It is now just a few weeks away from the start of the South-West Peninsula League season, with Axminster starting at home to Newton Abbot Spurs and Honiton Town away to Elmore on August 11. 
The fixture computer has also been busy at work in the Scott Richards Solicitors Devon Football League and draws have been made for the McDonalds League Cup.  
Some of the opening round ties include Budleigh Salterton at home to Alphington, Feniton hosting Newtown and Exmouth Town Reserves welcome Heavitree United. 
Topsham Town have been handed a bye and will travel to either Watcombe Wanderers or Teignmouth in the second round. 
If Budleigh can get past Alphington, they will have an away tie at either Paignton Saints or Plympton Athletic. Exmouth Reserves would play either Plymstock or Ipplepen away, and Feniton’s reward would be a home tie with Braunton or Exeter University. 

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