Robins Reserves have wings clipped by Eagles

PUBLISHED: 09:00 05 March 2015 | UPDATED: 09:00 05 March 2015

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Last Friday the Fresha Devon and Exeter League management held a League Special General Meeting at which approval was agreed to the reconstruction of the league to pursue their objective to apply for Step Seven status for the Premier Division, writes SpursTom.

From the start of next season the Premier Division plus Division One and Two will be for club first teams only.

The league would also introduce a reserve team league of two divisions with a championship winner, promotion and relegation.

The remaining lower divisions would become three, four, five and six (currently five, six, seven and eight) and they will operate as at present.

Many, it seems, believe these alterations will have an adverse effect on the well-being of some clubs.

The present Budleigh Reserves team could find themselves relegated by four divisions at the end of this campaign!

In the meantime these bunch of lads will persevere till the end, regardless of how many times they are knocked down.

Their most recent match was the trip to Elmore and the end result was what one would expect from a contest between a wounded robin (Budleigh Reserves) and an eagle (the Tiverton sides nickname).

Elmore triumphed 5-0 after being four up at the break.

For a team who conceded their 150th league goal of the campaign there was once again a most respectable performance against experienced opposition. Youngsters Ewan Anderson and Harry Moxey did extremely well for the Robins.

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