Devon & Exeter League restart in April

East Budleigh at home to Beer Albion. Ref exsp 51 19TI 6321. Picture: Terry Ife

East Budleigh at home to Beer Albion. Ref exsp 51 19TI 6321. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

The Joma Devon & Exeter Football League will kick-off again from Saturday, April 3, following a decision to complete the campaign. 
Clubs were asked whether they would like to resume once current lockdown restrictions are eased, with those opting against the restart given exemption from any penalties. 
The League committee has now reset all league tables and drawn up fixtures for the resumption. 
Five teams will compete the Premier East Division, with Feniton top on nine points from three games, followed by Lyme Regis, Kentisbeare, Chard Town Reserves and Dawlish United. Feniton will restart with a trip to Lyme Regis on April 3. 
A total of eight clubs will begin again in Division 1 East, with Exmouth Rovers at the top on 16 points, East Budleigh second on 13 and Otterton third on 10 points. Lympstone and Lyme Regis Reserves take up the bottom two places. 
Exmouth Rovers restart at home to Otterton, Lympstone travel to Clyst Valley Reserves, East Budleigh host Dunkeswell Rovers and Teignmouth Reserves welcome Lyme Regis Reserves. 
There are also eight sides in Division 2 East. Axminster Reserves have a massive lead at the top on 21 points, followed by Ottery St Mary Reserves on 9 points, although the Otters do have three games in hand. 
The opening round of fixtures will see the Otters attempt to close that gap at home to Exeter United, Axminster travel to Millwey Rise, Feniton Reserves take on Cranbrook and East Budleigh Reserves are away to Pinhoe. 
A total of seven clubs will resume in Division 3 East, where Dawlish United Reserves lead Winchester Reserves by three points. Cranbrook United are second from bottom and they begin with a trip to Topsham Town Reserves. 
In Division 4 East, there will be eight sides back in action from April 3, and Ottery St Mary 3rds are level at the top with Falcons FC, while Otterton Reserves and Exmouth Town 3rds will be seeking to climb away from the bottom. 
In the first round of matches, Exmouth Town 3rds travel to Dawlish United 3rds, Lympstone Reserves host Ottery 3rds and Otterton Reserves welcome HT Dons.  

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