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Sporting clubs and groups across Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton have joined forces to boost a charity helping feed families in need this Christmas.  Withycombe Rugby Football Club has led a bid to net donations to the Exmouth Community Larder. It has resulted in a huge haul of food and non-perishable items being collected at Raleigh Park. We have had an absolutely incredible response to the idea, which….grew so quickly to draw support from clubs across the local sporting divide Withycombe RFC’s Adam Curtis said: “We have had an absolutely incredible response to the idea, which was formulated by our very own…

Brixington Blues Under-16s proved too strong for a battling Budleigh Salterton when the sides met to contest an Exeter and District Youth League match. The Exmouth-based Blues were quickly into their stride and game was only in its opening exchanges when the Budleigh glovesman was first called into action to make a smart save to deny Jack Drew-Cull. Blues again went close when, after a move involving Jake Haggerty, Adam Watts and Luke Paramore that resulted in a Makan Coulibaly shot drifting just wide of the mark. Despite the early Blues press, it was Budleigh who struck first, netting from…

Budleigh Salterton Football Club Under-18s made Devon League Cup progress with a comprehensive 13-0 success when they travelled to Copplestone Cobras, writes SpursTom. The young Robins were quickly into their stride and they took a tenth-minute lead thanks to a clinical finish from Sam Diprose. It was 2-0 on 23 minutes with Jamie Crossman powering home a header from a Ryan Daffin corner. Two minutes later, Finn Doyle-Stott netted a fine individual goal. The lead was extended on the half our as Doyle-Stott crossed for Daffin to net. There was still time in the first-half for Daffin to net a…

The national lockdown will mean a major headache for football league fixture compilers as well as our local clubs in East Devon. With no football being played below elite level between now and December 5 – at the earliest. It means that all six of the district’s clubs playing in either the Toolstation Western League , South West Peninsula League and the Scott Richards Solicitors Devon League are facing severe fixture congestion over the second half of their respective campaigns. If we include Saturday, December 5 and take that as the first Saturday of the ‘re-start’ following lockdown two, then…

There were mixed fortunes for East Devon football clubs in the Scott Richards Solicitors Devon League matches played on the final Saturday of October. In the South and West Division, Ottery St Mary continue to power away at the top of the table and they made it ten wins in 11 unbeaten matches since the first whistle of this league season. The Otters won 2-1 at Roselands. The victory means Ottery sit six points clear at the top of the table with second-placed Okehampton – who won 4-0 at Plymstock United. In the North and East Division, Budleigh Salterton shared…

Two closely-contested matches at Budleigh Salterton Bowling Club’s Cricket Field Lane home in the Tuesday morning Triples League were played out last week. Both winning teams came from behind in the closing stages, writes David Roberts. Team Oak, comprising of Tony Gooding, Mike Killoran and Simon Weclawek, had a slow start, but by the seventh end had taken a three-shot lead and were looking favourites against Team Willow, who were made up of Dawn Graham, Mike Clark and Bob Clifford. Willow rallied, scoring nine shots over the last five ends and, although Oak registered three shots on the last end,…

Honours ended even when Budleigh Salterton Football Club Under-18s met Clyst Valley in a Devon Youth League North Division fixture, writes SpursTom. The best way I can describe this particular match was that it was a ‘blood-and-thunder’ local derby between two bitter rivals. Indeed, the contest produced far more free-kicks than goals! Whenever I have watched a match between these two clubs, it has always been a feisty affair. No fewer than six players received yellow cards, but, in between, there was good football played, with both teams looking dangerous, when allowed to. The battle for supremacy was played out…

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…

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