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Exmouth Town FC continue their journey in the Emirates FA Cup with a trip to Yate Town this Saturday (August 24), writes John Dibsdall.  The Gloucestershire side won promotion to the Bet Victor Southern League Premier Division this season and have had mixed results in their opening League games. After a 4-1 home reverse, they travelled to Taunton and won 4-0 before losing last Saturday 3-0 at Poole Town. The winners of this preliminary round tie receive £2,890, with the losers picking up £960. If the match is a draw after 90 minutes ,then there will be a replay at…

Honiton ladies travelled to Pinces Gardens to play the Ladies’ Over-50s League fixture this week, Honiton winning (36 – 24) and gaining 4 points to Pinces 2.  Top rink: T Lambert, D Courtney, S Hiscocks (22 – 9). Two Mixed Friendly matches were played this week.  In the first, Honiton visited Wellington where they won (89 – 78) with the top rink being that of  D Tooley, M Granger, G Kille, D Courtney (28 – 10). The other Mixed Friendly match saw a strong Crediton team visit Honiton, Crediton winning  (115 – 72). Two of the Honiton teams took top honours…

Two men from Honiton, one of whom donated a kidney to his son earlier this year, are preparing to cycle 1,200 kilometres in the Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur. Live kidney donor Richard Salisbury, 53, and fellow cyclist Ian Hennessey, 66, qualified for the ride after completing a 600 kilometre cycle between Exeter and Leighton Buzzard and back.  It will be the sixth time Mr Hennessey has taken part in the French event. Being staged between August 18 and 22, the epic cycle through France has to be completed in just 90 hours. “The organisers expect nearly 7,000 riders to take part,” said…

Honiton Bowling Club will be throwing open its doors to the community for two open days – to show off its superb facilities. The ‘Let’s Play Bowls’ events are planned for August 30 and September 8, with varying times to ensure everyone has a chance to see what is on offer. A club spokesperson said: “We invite you to sample our superb indoor facilities for free at our open sessions. Bowls is a sport anyone can play and enjoy for life. “Try something new this winter in a warm and comfortable environment.” The club offers free, no obligation coaching with…

Honiton Rugby Club has been hailed as a ‘shining example of grassroots rugby at its best’ in celebration of an outstanding season. The club’s historic season, including their RFU Senior Vase final victory, has been celebrated at a reception at East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) Blackdown House headquarters in Honiton. The event, attended by officials and players from Honiton Rugby Club and local dignitaries, was organised by EDDC’s chairman Councillor Stuart Hughes and Honiton ward member, Councillor Phil Twiss. The pair congratulated the club for their outstanding season and acknowledged the contribution that grassroots rugby has made in helping put…

Sidmouth Blue visited Honiton to play the Ladies’ Over-50s Triples match. Honiton gained 6 points to Sidmouth’s nil. Top rink: B Maynard, J Heard, J Sherwood, (18 – 10). The Men’s Honiton A team played Seaton B at home in the Exeter and District Over-60s Triples League, winning (45 – 24). Honiton A gaining 8 points to Seaton B nil. Top rink: T Tooley, M Seaborne, T Pipe. In a Mixed Friendly match at home against Madiera, Honiton won (118 – 84). Top rink: M Critchley, J Mackintosh, C James (35 – 6). In the East of Exe League, Honiton…

Exmouth Town FC eased their way into the preliminary round of the FA Cup with a comfortable 2-0 win over their North Devon rivals Barnstaple Town, writes John Dibsdall This was Town’s first victory in the FA Cup since they defeated Wootton Bassett Town 3-2 in 2004 before losing 2-1 to Salisbury City. Town took the game to the Bet Victor Southern League side from the outset and could have been three goals up in the opening 15 minutes. Aarron Denny trickery near the byeline set up Jordan Harris but he failed to connect properly, Ben Steer had a shot…

As Honiton Town Football Club unveiled its new kit for the 2019/2020 season it made a plea for new sponsors. Club chairman Roger Doble said anyone rising to the challenge would benefit. Appealing for sponsors on social media, he said: “Imagine every week seeing your company name being spread far and wide through the power of social media, as well as supporting The Hippos.” Based at Mountbatten Park, the club has two senior teams. It fields players in the South West Peninsula League and won the league championship title in 2016/17. The club has been so successful it even has…

These images give a glimpse of how a new cricket ground in Budleigh Salterton could look, after plans were revealed this week. Proposals for land north of South Farm Cottages, off East Budleigh Road, feature two pitches, a pavilion, car parking, equipment store and netting. It is hoped the move would end years of flooding misery for the town’s cricket club. The reason that the cricket club needs to relocate is that the existing ground…has been affected on several occasions by catastrophic floodingClinton Devon Estates is seeking permission for the scheme from East Devon District Council (EDDC) “The reason that…

Exmouth Town FC launch a new FA Cup campaign tomorrow (Saturday, August 10) when they take on Southern League Barnstaple Town at Southern Road. Town, who began their new Western League season in great style last weekend by beating Bridport 4-1 at Southern Road, are in great shape ahead of the tie. They also have last season’s leading scorer Ace High available – the Town hitman missed the Bridport game as he was finishing off a suspension carried over from last season. We made a good start to the league season, but the FA Cup always offers a little extra…

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