Exmouth Town face extra opposition in new league campaign

PUBLISHED: 11:39 15 June 2019 | UPDATED: 11:39 15 June 2019

Exmouth at home to Bodmin. Ref exsp 52 18TI 7404. Picture: Terry Ife

Exmouth at home to Bodmin. Ref exsp 52 18TI 7404. Picture: Terry Ife

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Exmouth Town will now play two extra games in their new life as a Western League side after the league accepted an appeal from Chipping Sodbury Town whp had been moved into the Hellenic League.

It now means the Western League has 21 teams and so a league campaign will comprise of a huge 40 matches.

The round trip to face Chipping Sodbury Town is one of 188.8 miles.

Town have been drawn away to Almondsbury in the preliminary round of the Les Phillips Cup. Town will travel to the South Gloucester club on either September 17 or 18. Last season, Almondsbury played their football in the Hellenic League East, finishing second, but were successful in their request to move across into the Western League for this coming season.

It will be quite a trip for the Southern Road men - given the cup ties are played in midweek for the return journey is one of 170.6 miles!

The full preliminary round draw is: Hengrove Athletic v Bristol Telephones; Brislington v Bishop Sutton; Cadbury Heath v Tavistock; Wellington v Roman Glass St George; Oldland Abbotonians v Portishead Town; Wincanton Town v Street; Odd Down (Bath) v Lebeq United; Almondsbury v EXMOUTH TOWN and Sherborne Town v Radstock Town

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