Exmouth Town sit out yet another Saturday match day
PUBLISHED: 20:47 03 February 2018 | UPDATED: 20:47 03 February 2018
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Exmouth Town’s South West Peninsula League (SWPL) Premier Division game on the first Saturday of February against Helston Athletic, went the same way every one of the club’s January fixtures went – meeting a watery grave.
Yes, for the umpteenth match day, Town were unable to play with Southern Road, like every other Premier ground on the day, unfit for play.
There were no games played in the SWPL Premier Division on the first Saturday of February and just six games played in the entire month of January.
SWPL secretary Phil Hiscox has already had the unenviable task of 381 fixtures needing rearranging this season!
Exmouth Town played Helston in Cornwall back on November 18 and have played just three games in the 10 weeks since they lost that outing 5-1!
For Exmouth Town, as a club, there are still 27 home games to be played across the four main sides: eight SWPL games, eight for the reserves, three for the Under-18s and also eight for the Under-16s as well as fitting in some Saturday mornings for the Under-10s - and all on the one pitch!
Given that the current playing season now just has 13 more Saturday’s in it – that takes teams up to, and including the first Saturday in May – it means there’s an awful lot of action to be played on the Southern Road surface between now and the end of the campaign.
Town are next in action next Saturday (February 10) and, if they do get the nod to play Launceston at home, it’ll be the first outing for Andy Rawlings and his Town players for nine long weeks!
The recent lack of Town activity is a far cry from the start of the season when they played 13 league matches and three cup ties in the first seven weeks of the season.