Otters to face Lyme Regis in cup tie on April Fool’s Day

Ottery St Mary have set a date for their Grandisson Cup quarter-final tie at Axmouth United.

The Otters will travel to the Macron League Division Six side on Saturday, April 1 (2.30pm).

Ottery have of course, finished their Macron League programme, one that ended with a 3-2 defeat at home to Otterton a fortnight ago.

It is Otterton who the Otters have to face in their other cup quarter-final tie and that has yet to be allocated a date.

Otters boss Dave Fairweather says: “It’s a problem with our league campaign finishing so early that these end-of-season cup competitions come around and we are out of league games and therefore match practise.

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“We will try and combat that with regular training through until the end of May and I am hoping that we can get a couple of friendly matches arranged.”

As for the cup tie at Lyme Regis, Fairweather says: “We will prepare for the game as normal and look to have a good midweek session. It’s important that we are fully focussed for the cup tie. I want the season to go on and long as possible in terms of competitive football, so a trip to Lyme Regis is a ‘must win’ one in my book.”

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