LYME Regis manager Mark Bailey is looking forward to playing Colyton on Saturday, with his side having given up home advantage to ensure the game will go ahead (2pm) in Division One of the Devon & Exeter League.

The decision, which will see them play on a 3G surface in Axminster, comes as Colyton are still less than halfway through their season despite it being April and Lyme have played six games more than their opponents.

Bailey said: “We have given up home advantage because they are in such a bad position behind in their fixtures and we have realistically got nothing to play for.

“We just thought we will do them a favour and get it played.

“It has been unprecedented the amount of rain so what can you do.”

The Seasiders are currently third in the table with 28 points, level with Colyton and 10 points behind leaders University of Exeter Seconds.

The last time the two sides met, back in August, it ended in a 0-0 draw away at Colyton.

Bailey said: “They are arguably the best team in the league but we matched them that day.

“I think it is just our consistency that has let us down, on our day we can match anyone in the league.

“We are just hoping we have one of our good days.”

Lyme are unbeaten so far in 2018 but the rain has restricted them to just four matches in all competitions, while Colyton are similarly unbeaten, winning three league matches and two in the Devon Senior Cup.

Bailey also revealed that Kieron Daniels has left for Axminster where he is looking to get some game time.

Bailey added: “He was not going to really start for our first team so he has gone to have a little look in and see what he can do over there. It is all very amicable and he has got our blessing.

“He would have been a squad player and he definitely would have got starts just not week in week out “

Cody Bowditch is away, while Joe Urquhart may not be available.