Town preparing for visit to Cullompton Rangers where boss built a top youth side

PUBLISHED: 15:35 06 March 2018 | UPDATED: 15:35 06 March 2018

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The severe weather played havoc with all of Exmouth Town’s fixtures last weekend, writes John Dibsdall.

The Under-16s, Under-18s and the reserves were all due to be at home and the first team trip to Plymouth Parkway was also cancelled.

That trip to the high-flying Plymouth side will now be on Friday, April 13.

The latest postponements mean the first team have eleven league fixtures to play, the reserves 15, the Under-18s four, and the Under-16s have 11 left.

This Saturday Town are due to travel to Cullompton Rangers to play their league fixture postponed from Boxing Day.

Cully have won twice at Southern Road this season; a goal in the dying minutes of extra time gave them a 2-1 victory in the SWPL League Cup and they also recorded a 2-0 victory in the Devon St Lukes Bowl.

Cully are currently seven points behind Town in the League, but do have six games in hand having won six of their 21 games played.

Town boss Andy Rawlings knows Speeds Meadow well, for he was manager of the Mid Devon club’s Under-18 side that he had nurtured from Under-10s all the way to the adult game.

Spare a thought for Falmouth! They were due to play at Cullompton last Saturday, but they will now have to make the 220-mile round trip on a Tuesday evening, just one of the 456 games that have had to be re-arranged in the SWPL this season with all games to be played by Monday, May 7, to comply with the National Pyramid system.

It’s going to be a busy end-of-season for many clubs and their players.

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