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Exmouth Town FC extended their winning sequence to six when they overcame Portland United 2-0 in the Buildbase FA Vase on Saturday, writes John Dibsdall.  Another clean sheet and it is now over eight hours of football since Town last conceded a goal. From winning the ball back from the kick-off, Town were on the front foot and could have gone ahead with less than a minute played. Good link-up play between Ace High and Jordan Harris set Aarron Denny clear, but his strong shot was well-saved by the visiting ‘keeper. Portland, who came into this game on the back of 5-2 and 12-2…

Last weekend saw the lady members of Honiton Bowling Club play a friendly match against the gents. The Gents won (76 – 69). Top Ladies’ rink – M Singleton, J Mackintosh, b Maynard an M Bright (20 – 15). Top Gents’ rink – D Tooley, C Jacob, P Baker, T Pipe ( 23 – 16 ). The Honiton men hosted a team from the Devon Vice Presidents Association, winning ( 86 – 74 ). Top rink – F Cowley, J Smith, B Singleton, D Hillyear ( 29 – 14 ). In the Foxlands match this week, Honiton Ladies played Dawlish.…

A donation from Wales and West Utilities has kickstarted a Honiton club’s fundraising campaign as it bids to take many of its members to an international martial arts competition later this year. Say Yes to Life Karate Club (SYTL), based at Honiton Leisure Centre, is fundraising to take members to the Seiwakai Open International Championships in Essex on 10 November. We competed in the championships last year and it was such a positive and fantastic experience for our members that we wanted to compete again – Clair Freemantle The donation comes after Wales and West Utilities gas engineer Colin Freemantle…

Members of Bovey Tracey Bowling Club visited Honiton this week to play a Mixed Friendly match. It was a close match, with Bovey Tracey just getting the edge with a winning score of 75 – 72. Top rink: T Williams, M Granger, D Hawkins and M Bright (21 – 13) Honiton visited Axminster to play the second Mixed Friendly match of the week with Axminster winning (68 – 50). Top rink: S Goodenough, G Osborne, B Maynard and H Chambers (21 – 18) In the Ladies’ and Gents’ Selected Match, the Gents won overall (95 – 64). The Top rink…

Honiton Bowling Club has made a strong start to the indoor season. The first Mixed Friendly match was played at home against bowlers from Ottery St Mary, Honiton winning (93 – 58). Top rink: C Morfey, D Hawkins, B Mackintosh, H Chambers (32 – 11). For the second Mixed Friendly match, Honiton traveled to Exonia – again winning 75 points to Exonia’s 48. Top rink: M Bright, B Mackintosh, R Barwick, K Clarke (35 – 8). For more information about indoor bowls at Honiton, click here. Proposed price increase at Honiton’s busy Lace Walk car park comes under fire

The Exe Hammer Challenge 2019 lived up to its name as 68 participants descended upon Topsham on Sunday, September 22 to compete in the annual paddleboard event. Organised and run by Edge Watersports, the race consisted of a 10km course, which was made even more challenging by the weather. Participants contended with strong headwinds, choppy water and treacherous downpours. Nevertheless, there was an abundance of support from participants and the local community who came down to watch. World champion kitesurfer, Steph Bridge, who will be heading up the much-anticipated new watersports centre, Sideshore, in Exmouth next year, gave a clear and…

Exmouth Town FC are set for a busy October as they are tasked with playing seven games in 24 days. Town travel to Somerset to meet Wellington on Sunday, October 6, (KO 2pm) in a Toolstation Western League game. They then face back-to-back home games against Portland United in the FA Vase on October 12 followed four days later by a visit from Street for a league game. Town then have an October 19 league trip to Keynsham, followed by three successive home games in seven days to wrap up a busy month. They host Tavistock on October 23, then…

Honiton Bowling Club has staged its Presentation Day for the outdoor competitions in 2019. The event was held at the club on Saturday. After all the presentations were completed, the members and guests enjoyed a lovely meal prepared by Tony and David Tooley. To thank Honiton Bowling Club for all the hard work and support they club gave during the 2018 – 2019 Indoor Season, Julie Grant, Past President of Devon County Ladies’ Indoor Bowling Association presented the club with a weather vane in the form of a Lady and Gent Bowler. The indoor season for the club starts…

Exmouth Town FC bounced back from their FA Cup disappointment of seven days before as they bagged a place in the first round proper of the FA Vase with a 5-1 win at Cadbury Heath. A brace of early penalties – both scored by Karl Rickard, the first for a 12th-minute handball and the second for an 18th-minute foul on Ben Steer, saw Town into a two-goal advantage. A third goal was no more than their dominance deserved and it came from the head of Ace High six minutes into the second half. The home side hit back with a…

As the outdoor season draws to a close, members of Honiton Bowling Club helped Captain Yvonne Williams to celebrate a busy and successful season. On a very sunny afternoon, everyone enjoyed a friendly match which was followed by a cream tea – organised by the captain with the help of Tony and David Tooley. In other friendly matches played this week, Bradninch travelled to Honiton with Honiton winning (65 – 53). Top rink were M Critchley, D Hawkins and M Parsons (22 – 14). The other visitors to Honiton were Ottery St Mary who won over the hosts (99 -…

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