LYME Regis have been awarded the Devon & Exeter League Premier East title.

The Seasiders were due to play Chard Town Reserves this week in a rearranged game.

It followed the abandonment of the original fixture poised at 3-0 when rain swamped parts of the Davey Fort pitch.

However, amid struggles with finding a suitable date for the new match, league officials have awarded Lyme the three points – and the group title.

Lyme Regis ended up on 19 points from eight games, with rivals Feniton placed in second on 17 points.

Mark Bailey and Julien Simier’s side will now travel to Topsham on Saturday, June 5 (3pm) to face Premier West champions Lapford.

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Speaking to the Bridport News, Bailey said: “We’re really pleased but we were quietly confident if we got our regular side out.”

On the final against Lapford, he added: “Again quietly confident, they’ve gone well again this season.

“Last time we played them they were a really good side. It will be a really good test.”

Co-manager Simier said: “We’re delighted they decided to just give it to us. We have to thank Chard, as well.

“Because of how many games were scheduled, it was not fair to ask everyone to play another.

“It made the league decide to give us the points.

“What happened on the pitch, I couldn’t be more proud of what the players have achieved this year.”