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Devon derby hoping to beat the weather

Specialist equipment is being used to drain the water from the playing surface. Photo: ITV Westcountry

The Christmas and New Year period is a busy time for the region's football teams.

The biggest clash this weekend is taking place at Plainmoor, where Torquay will be battling with Exeter City. But despite the rivalry there's plenty of Christmas spirit around.

In a bid to beat the weather and get tomorrow's game on, the Grecians have loaned the Gulls their ground staff.

And they've been working on the pitch today alongside their counterparts from United.

Our reporter Jeff Welch has been to Plainmoor to speak to the men working hard to beat the elements:

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