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A 50th minute goal from striker Levi Landricombe scored Exmouth Town a 1-0 victory over Tavistock in a top-two clash in the Toolstation Western League Premier Division. Some 728 fans at Southern Road saw the game on Wednesday night and the contest was as close as had been predicted ahead of kick-off, writes Stephen Birley. With both sides now level on 76 points at the summit of the table, the title race goes to the final day of the Western League season on Saturday, April 23. Table-toppers Tavistock have a goal difference of 62, just one better than that of…

Exmouth Town were 9-0 winners when they hosted Plymouth-based Millbrook in their penultimate home game of the Toolstation Western League Premier Division campaign, writes Stephen Birley.  Town had gone into the noon kick-off on Easter Monday knowing that only a healthy winning margin would keep alive their hopes of being crowned divisional champions within the next seven days. At the start of the game, Town sat third on 70 points from 33 games. Mousehole sat second with 72 points from 33, while Tavistock, who visit Exmouth on Wednesday night (April 20), led the way with 73 from 33. It all…

A donation from a trio of Honiton Golf Club captains to the Devon Freewheelers charity will ensure the ‘helpful’ free service continues in the community. Sarah Loader (current Ladies Captain and representing the outgoing Ladies Captain Vera Richardson), Neil Pulman (outgoing Men’s Captain) and David Scott (outgoing Senior’s Captain) presented a cheque for £4,283 to the Devon Freewheelers blood bikes charity, inviting CEO Russell Roe and volunteer Dave Cook to receive the donation. Russell Roe, Devon Freewheelers CEO, said: “We are so grateful to the Honiton Golf Club captains for their kind-hearted donation. “The funds will be used to maintain…

The final Saturday of March saw a mixed bag of results for East Devon teams playing in steps five, six and seven, writes Stephen Birley. Exmouth Town had to settle for a point after their match visit to fellow Toolstation Western League Premier Division (step five) title hopefuls Mousehole, but there was a South West Peninsula League Premier East (step six) clean sheet win for Axminster Town while, at the same level, Sidmouth Town went down to a heavy defeat against top-of-the-table Okehampton and Honiton Town drew their home meeting with Cullompton Rangers. In the Scott Richards Solicitors Devon League…

It was a case of 13th time lucky for Axminster Town manager Dan Prettejohn as his team ended a run of a dozen games without a victory, winning 1-0 at Newton Abbot Spurs on the penultimate Saturday of March, writes Stephen Birley. Prettejohn admitted that he had taken his team to Newton Abbot with an element of ‘concern’ as the Tigers travelled missing a number of ‘big-hitters’. The Tigers’ boss explained saying: “We had a number of what I’ll call our ‘big-hitters’ missing and had three players stepping up from the club’s second team, but, and I have every faith…

Mixed fortunes for our East Devon clubs on the third Saturday of March with Exmouth Town failing to win their home meeting with Street, writes Stephen Birley. But a point was good enough to take Town top of the Western League table while, in the South West Peninsula League Premier East, Axminster Town ended a 12-game winless run with a superb single goal success at fourth-placed Newton Abbot Spurs while Sidmouth Town were 2-0 winners on their visit to Torrington. However, both Honiton Town and Ottery St Mary did not see action – Honiton owing to an unfit playing surface…

Exmouth Town FC gave manager Kevin Hill an early birthday present in their pursuit of Toolstation Western League Premier Division glory with a 3-0 win at Wellington on Saturday, March 5.  The Southern Road gaffer celebrated his birthday the day after a Levi Landricombe second-half double and first-half close-range finish from Dan Cullen secured his side three points. Town have now netted hat-trick of victories over the Somerset side this season, writes Stephen Birley. The Southern Road side beat the Bootmen 1-0 at homea fortnight ago and also knocked them out of the Les Phillips Cup with a 3-0 win…

Both Axminster Town and Honiton Town were forced to sit out another weekend when their respective home games in the South West Peninsula League Premier East fell foul of the weather. Sidmouth Town did see action and they picked up a very respectable point from a 1-1 draw with high-flying Newton Abbot Spurs, writes Stephen Birley. The Vikings are now unbeaten in seven games (four wins and three draws) as their bid to avoid a bottom-two finish gathers pace. Liam Carey scored the Town goal and next up for Billy Rouse and his men is a Saturday, March 12, visit…

Wins for Exmouth Town and Honiton Town, a draw for Sidmouth Town, and defeats for Axminster Town and Ottery St Mary featured in fixtures for East Devon football sides on Saturday, February 12.  Stephen Birley reports on teams in the district playing at Step Five and Six on the second weekend of the month. Exmouth Town triumph in front of big turnout Another huge turnout, the biggest of the day in the Toolstation Western League Premier Division (Step Five), was at Southern Road. It saw Exmouth Town strike early in their meeting with Shepton Mallett. Indeed, it was a first-minute goal…

The first Saturday of February was not a particularly profitable one for local football clubs in East Devon playing at step five and six, writes Stephen Birley. Exmouth Town let a 2-1 lead slip to end up losing 3-2 on their visit to Cadbury Heath for their latest Toolstation Western League (step five) game. The Southern Road men remain second in the table, but this defeat may well prove to be fatal in terms of their title aspirations. Town were 2-1 to the good thanks to goals from Arron Denny, who netted in the very first minute, and Nathan Cooper,…

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