East Devon football round-up – Saturday, March 5: Good point for Sidmouth, Ottery thrashed, and Axminster and Honiton ties fall foul of weather

Both Axminster Town and Honiton Town were forced to sit out another weekend when their respective home games in the South West Peninsula League Premier East fell foul of the weather.
Sidmouth Town did see action and they picked up a very respectable point from a 1-1 draw with high-flying Newton Abbot Spurs, writes Stephen Birley.
The Vikings are now unbeaten in seven games (four wins and three draws) as their bid to avoid a bottom-two finish gathers pace.
Liam Carey scored the Town goal and next up for Billy Rouse and his men is a Saturday, March 12, visit to Brixham.
Then, just three days later, on Tuesday, March 15, the Vikings have East Devon derby action with a Manstone Lane meeting with Axminster Town.
Ottery St Mary continue to seek a first goal under their new management. The Otters were beaten 5-0 at Cullompton Rangers and that reversal means it is now six straight defeats for the Washbrook Meadow men.
The losing run has seen the Otters ship 49 goals and score none. They are next in action on Friday night, March 11, when they host Honiton Town (7.30pm kick-off).
The Hippos will pitch up at Washbrook Meadow having not played for a full month owing to a run of match postponements.
Axminster Town are in a similar position to Honiton in terms of a lengthy lay-off.
The Tigers, like the Hippos, last played on February 12 and so this Saturday’s Tiger Way meeting with Elburton Villa (3pm) will be their first action for a full month.

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