Here we go again - are you ready?
Round one of the 2022/23 Counties 2 Devon league. 22 games to look forward to with the refreshed 12-team leagues.
With this new format comes the usual unknowns as we face both new teams as well as the usual faces we’re more accustomed to. This includes the addition of five 2nd XVs: Brixham, Devonport Services, Exmouth, Ivybridge and our visitors today, Barnstaple.
With a few weeks of preseason training under their belts under the supervision of the new look coaching team with Jason Luff joining Sam Williams and Rich Blyth, the boys will be feeling ready to go; and with the dry pitch conditions, team and player availability combining together to force a lack of preseason game time, the Withy Lads will be keen to take to the field.
With Barnstaple 2’s being a new side to us, we enter the unknown as to what to expect, but we can certainly be ready for a good performance from the North Devon side. We’ll need to be on top form and ready to prove ourselves… second teams will not mean second rate teams!
Tomorrow’s game kicks off at 2:30pm from Raleigh Park. We want to see you all there to pack the park and create that awesome Withy atmosphere!
For those unable to join us, the usual live updates will be online on this page