After over a month of postponements, the under 18s return to Devon County Youth League action at Alphington tomorrow (The Chronicles, 2pm kick-off).

The Devon County Youth league has suffered the withdrawal of two teams this season – Barnstaple Town and Sidmouth, which is a real shame for the age group and the bridge between youth and senior football.

But Alphington are a strong side and Sunday’s encounter should be a close one. Three points for Willand will give a boost as the run-in for the league title begins.

It’s also a very important game because while the White Ravens are riding high in the league, next week comes the Devon FA Cup semi-final, versus Manstow at Silver Street.

So the game will also be a chance for players to stake a claim for their place next week, when only 3 substitutes can be used. Tomorrow, a maximum of 7 substitutes can be used which still means 2 or 3 of the squad will be left out.

So Darren Cork and Nick Miles will be looking forward to a winning return to under 18s football……