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Exmouth Town Football Club’s unbeaten home league record stretching back to December 26, 2018, was cruelly snatched from them when they lost 4-3 to Shepton Mallet. It was Town’s first game back following their enforced 18-day absence due to Covid-19, writes John Dibsdall. Their inactivity clearly showed in the opening minutes as the visitors dominated and missed three good goalscoring opportunities. As Town gradually gained a presence, Ace High shot into the side-netting and Aarron Denny’s individual trickery forced a good save from the ‘keeper, who then denied a Tom Gardner header. The goal that Town’s pressure deserved came a…

There were midweek mixed fortunes for East Devon football clubs – with Exmouth Town, Honiton Town and Sidmouth Town all in league action. Exmouth Town FC, making a return after an 18-day break enforced upon the club by a positive Covid-19 test result, took on Shepton Mallet in a Toolstation Western League game. Town took a first-half lead when an Ace High cross was turned past his own goalkeeper by a Shepton Mallet player. It was not until the final quarter of the match that the Somerset side levelled – their opener coming from another own goal. The visitors took the…

Exmouth Town Football Club make a most welcome return to action on Wednesday night (October 21) with a home game against Shepton Mallet (7.30pm kick-off). Town, who have not kicked a ball since a 6-1 win at Bradford Town on October 2, , have been unable to play owing to a member of the first team group testing positive for Covid-19. The past fortnight without action has seen Exmouth fall behind in terms of matches played compared to other teams in the Toolstation Western League Premier Division. Indeed, leaders Parkway, who were surprisingly held to a 2-2 home draw by lowly…

Few local sporting outfits are higher-profile in the heart of the town than Exmouth Rowing Club, writes Richard Robinson. Our distinctive, red-hulled quads and red tops are a regular sight on the beach-front near our club-house, the old lifeboat station, especially on Sunday mornings. Thanks to the support of British Rowing and the efforts of a conscientious club committee, we have maintained that positive image and our sporting ethos over the summer months. SW regional racing events were cancelled for the 2020 season, but ERC has recently managed to run internal races to keep mental agility, spirits and fitness levels…

Brixington Blues Under-15s recovered from a two-goal deficit to defeat hosts North Tawton 4-3 in an Exeter and District Youth League meeting. The Exmouth side made one of their longest journeys of the season to face a spirited Tawton team who sought a repeat of their win when the two sides last played. The Blues started the first-half against the slope. The midfield partnership of Callum Smith and Brad Higham quickly took control. Smith’s deft touches and well-placed passes launched repeated attacks. Lewis Tose and Jack McBryan led the raids from the wings linking well with Luke Ewing whose box…

Exmouth Town Football Club has had to forfeit its FA Vase tie against Sherborne Town after a squad member tested positive for Covid-19.  The Southern Road outfit had been due to travel to Dorset today (Saturday, October 10) for the 2nd Qualifying Round match. We would like to wish Sherborne Town every success in the next round and thank them for their co-operation – Exmouth Town FC Town had already been forced to postpone a top-of-the-table Toolstation Western League clash with Plymouth Parkway on Wednesday night (October 7). The club announced on Tuesday that a member of the first-team group had tested…

With Exmouth Town not in action this weekend owing to a positive coronavirus test in their camp, the main spotlight in terms of East Devon club action is on the FA Vase tie at Tiger Way, Axminster. The Tigers are at home to Toolstation Western League side Clevedon Town (3pm kick-off) and, despite the two teams’ very different league form, cup matches are renowned for throwing up the unexpected. Axminster Town AFC go into the contest off the back of Wednesday night’s 3-0 defeat at Brixham – a seventh loss in eight South West Peninsula League games this season. Clevedon…

Brixington Blues Under-11s suffered a 3-1 defeat in their Exeter and District Youth League game played at a windswept Dawlish. Beaten they may have been, but there were plenty of plusses for the Blues to take back to Exmouth with them after the Saturday morning encounter. The home side started brightly and, boosted by the fact they had the slope – and a strong wind – in their favour, took an early lead with a penalty, the award of which caused a degree of disbelief among the travelling Blues’ supporters. With the Blues team clearly ‘shaken’ by the spot-kick award…

A positive Covid-19 test in the Exmouth Town Football Club squad has seen the side’s next two matches postponed. The Southern Road outfit’s first-team were due to face Plymouth Parkway on Wednesday night (October 7) in a top-of-the-table Toolstation Western League Premier game. The squad have been informed and advised to take appropriate actions regarding self-isolating and seek medical advice if symptoms develop… They were then set to travel to Sherborne Town on Saturday (October 10) in an FA Vase tie. But the club’s Covid-19 manager Bob Chard said in a statement issued today (Tuesday): “As a result of a…

Striker Jordan Harris scored a hat-trick inside six first-half minutes as Exmouth Town FC came back from a goal down to win 6-1 at Bradford Town. The bumper scoreline marks Town’s biggest away success since their return to the Toolstation Western League Premier Division. It betters the five goals they scored on visits to both Cadbury Heath and Street last season. Just as they had done in the midweek 4-1 home win over Bridport, Town fell a goal down early on at Bradford Town when they were punished for failing to clear their lines. Parity was restored to the contest…

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