Lympstone Football Club looking to recruit players ahead of new season

PUBLISHED: 08:10 11 August 2020 | UPDATED: 08:10 11 August 2020

Honiton 2nds at home to East Budleigh. Ref mhsp 40-16TI 9156. Picture: Terry Ife

Honiton 2nds at home to East Budleigh. Ref mhsp 40-16TI 9156. Picture: Terry Ife

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Lympstone’s new manager Dave Fairweather is looking to recruit some new players, and set up some pre-season games.

Honiton 2nds at home to East Budleigh. Ref mhsp 40-16TI 9156. Picture: Terry IfeHoniton 2nds at home to East Budleigh. Ref mhsp 40-16TI 9156. Picture: Terry Ife

Fairweather attended his first club training session last Thursday and found plenty of the clubs second team present – but only one of last season’s first team.

He said: “That’s not a problem because I know a couple of the side from last year are staying with the club and it means that I can now look to bring in players.

“On that side of things I would really like to put together a first team squad that will train on a regular basis.

“I am a great believer that a Saturday afternoon match will run all the smoother for you having worked with your players, even on a single night, in the week before. “I recognise that at this level 100 per cent training night attendance is very rare, indeed unlikely, but it’d be good to get 70 or even 80 per cent turnout so you can work on things to make sure Saturday’s run the way you want them to run.”

He continued: “Hopefully we will put together a side at Lympstone that will work along those lines. Of course, we can, and will embrace any player who cannot commit to training, but the more who do, the greater chance we will have of enjoying a successful league campaign.

“I am very much of the thinking that planning and preparation are big parts of Saturday afternoon football success.”

Lympstone first team are set to be part of the Joma and Stitch2Print Devon & Exeter League Division One and any players interested in joining the club, and indeed any prospective pre-season opposition, are asked to contact Dave [Fairweather] on 07791 774706.

There’s action this Saturday (August 15) at Lympstone with a club XI taking on a Lympstone Vets XI made up of former Lympets players. Its an annual match and it kicks off at Cliff Field at 3pm.


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