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The Budleigh Tuesday morning Triples League is always a very competitive affair and the matches are normally very close as selection of the teams is based on ensuring there is a mixture of players’ abilities. So, it was surprising to see two very big wins this week as teams representing Ash and Beech took control of the mornings’ play, writes David Roberts. Tony Lim, Bob Gooch and skip David Roberts (Team Ash) dominated team Oak with an impressive display, Tony Lim, playing lead, was in fine form and at 7-1 after six ends there was no way back for their…

Budleigh Salterton Football Club ladies lost 4-1 to Liverton United in their first home Westward Developments Devon Women’s League game of the new season, writes SpursTom. The visitors pitched up at Greenway Lane sporting a perfect 100 per cent record this season having also notched no fewer than 20 goals in their first three outings. They made a bright start and took an early lead. In the opening exchanges the Robinettes were mainly on the back foot and they suffered a blow when young defender Kayleigh Roberts sustained a head injury that meant she could take no further part in…

Budleigh Salterton Football Club ladies lost 5-3 in their Devon Women’s League game at Signal Box Oak Villa, writes SpursTom. Player availability and injuries left the Robinettes travelling with a squad of 11 and with regular midfield player Kate Palmer wearing the goalkeeping kit. Adding to the Budleigh woes was the fact they were reduced to ten players early on with another injury. They conceded three first-half goals, but did score one of their own through Shannon Gilmour to trail 3-1 at the interval. After the break the home side added a fourth before having a player sin-binned following a…

Budleigh Salterton Football Club Under-18s have made a winning start to the new Devon League season with victories over Twyford Spartans and Feniton in their first two outings. First up they entertained Twyford Spartans at Greenway Lane and the young Robins began well, writes SpursTom. They carried a threat in the form of Ryan Daffin down the right wing and it came as no surprise when Ryan Fell turned home a pass from Jack Bungay to open the scoring. The Mid Devon-based side hit back and only a brilliant save by Robins goalkeeper Ryan Bowyer denied them a share of…

Recent inclement weather has dictated that many of the outdoor bowlers at Budleigh started to focus on the indoor season, writes David Roberts. Indeed, last Tuesday saw the start of a new Triples League with regular roll-ups now taking place throughout the week. Careful planning from indoor secretary, Paul Griffin, has enabled the club to play in a safe and hygienic environment and all playing members must follow the instructions to ensure the club is Covid-secure. The Triples League, managed by John Dill, consists of five teams and it was teams Elm and Willow who got off to a winning…

On a beautiful Autumn afternoon, the Budleigh bowlers came out in force to compete for the Centenary Cup – a round-robin tournament with eight triples teams all playing each other across different rinks, writes David Roberts. The beauty of this format is that you have plenty of opportunity to recover if you start slowly and that was the case for the winning triple of Marilyn Foreman, Tony Gooding and Brian Ward, who lost their first match, but finished the afternoon with plus eleven shots to secure the cup. Winning five of the seven matches and only conceding nine shots across…

Despite a much-shortened cricket season owing to the coronavirus pandemic, the very popular Budleigh Cricket Club Community League competition was still able to be held. The fact that any play was possible this year, both in the Tolchards Devon League campaign and the club’s Community League, was very much down to the extreme efforts of Ottermouth groundsman Ray Dawson. Eight teams took part in the Community League, contested annually and played as a T20 format. The final was held last Sunday with Budleigh CC Academy batting first and leaving opponents, a team representing The Sir Walter Raleigh in East Budleigh,…

A late goal from Ryan Mitchell completed a remarkable comeback for Otterton Football Club in a 5-4 Devon and Exeter League win over Teignmouth.  The home side were slow to get into the opening-day game and fell two goals down early on. This prompted a switch by the home management with the introduction of Lee Mitchell from the bench and straight into a forward role, while Ryan White moved into the right-back berth. And the ‘switches’ paid instant dividends with Otterton looking a much more composed outfit. A clinical header from Jamie Cardwell sent the Ottersinto the interval just a goal…

Local football fans in East Devon are spoilt for choice this Saturday (September 19) in terms of what game they can take in. There is FA Vase action at Southern Road in Exmouth and Manstone Lane in Sidmouth. Exmouth Town FC host South West Peninsula League Premier West side Mousehole (3pm kick-off). The Cornish side come to East Devon having made a perfect start to the new league campaign. Town had lost back-to-back games 2-0; first in a midweek league game at Plymouth Parkway and again last Saturday at home to Southern League Melksham Town in the FA Cup. But…

Budleigh Salterton Football Club banked a point from their Scott Richards Solictors Devon League North and East fixture at Clyst Valley. They opened the scoring in the 1-1 draw, netting midway through the first half with Jacob Tinsley providing the ‘assist’ for a superbly-headed goal by Harry Gibbings. That proved to be the only goal of what was a disappointing first half, one that Budleigh enjoyed the greater possession in. After the break the home side adopted a very different approach and it was they who bossed large periods of the second half. They came close to scoring in the 55th…

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