Sidmouth Town battle to avoid bottom two finish heads for Stoke Gabriel

11:39 10 April 2014

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Sidmouth Town face the daunting prospect of a game at South West Peninsula League, Eastern Division title-favourites Stoke Gabriel on Saturday.

The Vikings were without action last weekend and a win for Axminster Town saw them slip to third bottom of the table with five games left in the campaign.

Avoiding a bottom two finish clearly depends on them winning at least one of their last five and, if all else fails it may even go down to a final game of the season ‘show down’ when they make a May 10 visit to current basement dwellers Liverton United.

After Saturday’s trip to Stoke Gabriel Town have back-to-back meetings with sixth placed Budleigh Salterton.

They host the Robins at Manstone Lane on Good Friday (11am) and then go to Greenway Lane for a swift return on Saturday, April 26.

Their penultimate outing is a Tuesday, April 29 visit to Exeter University before that May 10 home meeting with Liverton.

The Eastern Division table prior to this Saturday’s matches.

P W D L F A Pts

Galmpton United 27 19 4 4 75 44 61

Teignmouth 25 16 7 2 69 30 55

Stoke Gabriel 22 16 5 1 83 15 53

Exwick Villa 22 13 5 4 65 32 44

Crediton United 28 12 4 12 56 55 40

Budleigh Salterton 25 11 4 10 58 47 37

Totnes and Dart’on 27 10 6 11 64 63 36

Alphington 23 8 5 10 49 56 29

Okehampton Argyle 25 7 7 11 44 57 28

Appledore 21 8 3 10 38 38 27

Newton Abbot Spurs 23 8 3 12 42 48 27

Exeter University 23 6 4 13 37 50 22

Axminster Town 24 6 4 14 40 58 22

Sidmouth Town 23 5 5 13 31 48 20

Liverton United 22 6 1 15 32 100 19

Plymstock United 22 5 3 14 26 68 18

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