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The second Saturday of September was not kind to many of our East Devon football teams, but it was better for local rugby, writes East Devon Sport editor Stephen Birley.  FOOTBALL Exmouth Town suffered a fourth successive defeat when they went down 1-0 to Shepton Mallet in a Toolstation Western League meeting. ‘The Mallet’ are now the only unbeaten side in the Western League top flight and the Town defeat means that, in the past 14 days, they have exited the FA Cup and FA Vase and lost back-to-back league games. In the South West Peninsula League Premier East, Ottery…

There is plenty of football and rugby sporting action in East Devon on the first Saturday of September, writes East Devon Sport editor Stephen Birley.  FOOTBALL Exmouth Town are away in FA Cup action on Saturday, September 4, and travel to Plymouth Parkway FC where they will meet Cornish side Truro City (3pm) in the 1st Qualifying Round of the FA Cup. Meanwhile, in terms of games in our area, two of our four East Devon clubs playing in the South West Peninsula League Premier East are in home action with Ottery St Mary, who moved up to fourth with…

The final Saturday of August saw matchday 18 bring the curtain down on the 2021 Tolchards Devon Cricket League and there were very mixed emotions for clubs across East Devon. Exmouth travelled to Hatherleigh knowing only a win would see them retain their Premier status, writes East Devon Sport editor Stephen Birley. The home side won the toss, batted first, and closed on 260-6 after 50 overs. Second change George Greenway was the most successful of the Exmouth bowlers with his return being 2-51. The Maer men were given a century start thanks to James Horler (48) and Andrew Buzza…

There is plenty of football this bank holiday weekend for East Devon clubs – with a host of fixtures on Saturday, August 28.  Top billing locally goes to the Toolstation Western League game at Southern Road where Exmouth Town will look to continue their unbeaten start to the season in both league and FA Cup when they entertain Cadbury Heath (3pm). The top local game in the South West Peninsula League Premier East is at Washbrook Meadows where Ottery St Mary, who have made an unbeaten start in terms of home games at the higher level, entertain Torridgeside with this game…

The bowls season in East Devon is in full swing with action in Budleigh Salterton and at Phear Park in Exmouth.  BUDLEIGH SALTERTON It is always an exciting time when any competitions reach their semi-final stages and that is no exception at Budleigh Bowls Club where players are looking forward to what are crucial matches as the 2021 outdoor seasons enters its final few weeks, writes David Roberts. In the ladies’ round robin four wood championship, the two semi-final matches will see Marilyn Foreman take on Rosemary Carter while Mo Bond will play Gwen Hurst. In the 106 competition, Mo…

Exmouth Town Football Club have been drawn away to Southern League Premier Division Truro City in the 1st Qualifying Round of the FA Cup. That mouth-watering prospect for Town came when they were drawn out as tie number 119 in the 121 tie draw, writes East Devon Sport editor Stephen Birley. Indeed, Town were still in the hat with the likes of Salisbury City and Tiverton (they meet in tie 121), Bradford Town, Alton and Sholing, the latter two have to replay with the winners off to Sholing. With Truro City this season ground-sharing with landlord Plymouth Parkway, it means…

Devon League cricket round-up from matchday six of the season: In East Devon, Sidmouth suffered more weather woe and Exmouth were beaten, but Budleigh and Honiton both netted big wins. This article is brought to you in partnership with East Devon Sport – click here for in-depth local coverage. Rain halts Sidmouth tie In the Tolchards Devon Cricket League, Sidmouth were unable to play to any sort of a finish for the fourth time over the first six weeks of the season when rain hit their game at Plymouth. Sidmouth had batted and opener Isaac Thomas top scored with a…

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…

There was an excellent turnout of 132 at Southern Road to see Exmouth Town FC’s friendly match against Tiverton Town – a contest that the visitors won 6-2. The scoreline does reflect the difference between the teams, for the Southern League Premier South high-fliers were by far the better side, particularly in a one-sided first half that saw them score five unanswered goals. It took Tivvy just two minutes to make their presence felt as Jared Lewington opened the scoring. Ten minutes later Dan Hayfield netted and it was 3-0 on 25 minutes thanks to a goal from Alex Fletcher.…

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…

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