The festive period is traditionally the time when the football season reaches its halfway mark and this year it marks the run-in to what is being seen as a major overhaul of football at the lower level.

Ottery St Mary chalked up their eighth straight macron League Division Three success with a 6-1 Washbrook Meadow win over Newton St Cyres.

The third Saturday of December was certainly a ‘Soggy Saturday’ as far as local sport is concerned.

West Hill Wasps Under-10s made a flying start to their Exeter and District Youth League campaign.

Tomorrow (Saturday), Ottery St Mary will attempt to achieve a feat the club last managed back in the 2014/15 season – to win an eighth successive Macron Devon and Exeter League fixture.

Sidmouth Town head into the big East Devon derby with Axminster Town tomorrow with a near full-strength squad of 17, with the only absentee being the suspended Danny Clay.

Ottery St Mary Under-13s continued their impressive run of success as they took apart table-topping Moors Youth, beating the Tiverton-based side 5-0 before another excellent Washbrook Meadows turnout.

Sidmouth Warriors Under-11s made progress in the Exeter and District Youth League Plate with a first round 6-3 win over Heavitree Hawks.

There was late drama at the Furzebrake on Saturday, when referee Mike Cairns abandoned Beer Albion’s Devon and Exeter Premier Division match with Exmouth Town Reserves writes Richard Honnor.

In local sport on the second Saturday of December Sidmouth Chiefs chalked up another win, but Sidmouth Town were beaten. However the Town second team retain a ‘vice-like’ grip on the Devon Senior Cup and Ottery St Mary won another Macron League Premier Division game.

Ottery St Mary will be seeking to do something tomorrow that they have not managed in each of the past three seasons – defeat visiting Otterton at Washbrook Meadow.

All four of the Sidmouth Town senior teams are in action this Saturday (December 8) with top billing going to the second team, who continue the defence of the Devon Senior Cup with a Manstone Lane meeting with Watcombe Wanderers (2pm).

Ottery St Mary goalkeeper Jamie Evans is a major doubt for the Otters’ home game with Otterton tomorrow (Saturday).

Tipton St John go in search of a fourth straight Macron League Division Two victory when they entertain basement side Honiton Town Reserves on Saturday (2.15pm).

Beer Albion 1st’s were without a game last Saturday so the focus was on the Macron League Division Three local derby between Beer Reserves and Axmouth United, and the spoils were shared at 2-2 in was, at times, a feisty affair, writes Richard Honnor.

Sidmouth Town’s game at Appledore on the first Saturday of December launches a month of five fixtures for the Vikings.

Ottery St Mary Under-13s booked their place in the semi-finals of the Exeter Youth League Cup with a 5-2 win home win against South Molton.

Sidmouth Town, weather permitting, head for North Devon and a trip to Appledore for their latest South West Peninsula League Eastern Division action on Saturday.

Ottery St Mary made it six successive Macron League Division Three wins with a 4-1 Washbrook Meadow success over Budleigh Salterton.

Sidmouth Town striker Ash Small has made the move to another South West Peninsula League Eastern Division side, swapping allegiances to join former Town boss Josh Stunell at Axminster Town.

Sidmouth Warriors Under-11s went down 7-1 when they met Ottery St Mary in an Exeter and District Youth League contest.

Beer Albion secured three welcome points last Saturday defeating Okehampton Argyle 2-1 away at Simmonds Park in a Devon and Exeter Premier Division contest writes Richard Honnor.

A first half hat-trick from Finn Upsher helped Ottery St Mary Under-13s to an emphatic 8-0 Washbrook Meadows win over Cullompton Rangers.

Following his team’s 10-0 Macron League Division Three win at North Tawton, Ottery St Mary boss Dave Fairweather was plotting a route to seeing his side take their winning run towards the double figure mark by the end of the year!

Sidmouth Town were fully deserving of their 3-1 win over Teignmouth at Manstone Lane.

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