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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…

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…

Exmouth triathlete Katrina Matthews has won another major event after being crowned winner of the Ironman Florida. Competing in the colours of the BMC-Vifit Pro Triathlon Team, her latest success came after she led the way in the swimming and then delivered the third-fastest bike split. And she finished with an impressive sub-three-hour marathon, completing the run in a time of 1:58:29. What’s more, Matthews, an army captain, set a new course record winning time of 8:40:50. That also means she is now third in the all-time British women’s list for the best times over the iron-distance. Only Chrissie Wellington…

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…

Exmouth Town Football Club are in home action on Wednesday night (November 4) when they entertain Keynsham Town in a Toolstation Western League Premier Division game.  The Southern Road club will be staging the final match in East Devon for the next month as the second national lockdown kicks in the following day. On Saturday, Town recorded their first league clean sheet this season as they defeated Wellington to move up to fourth in the table, And with leaders Parkway entertaining second-placed Street on the same night, a Town win against Keynsham could see the Southern Road men into second…

A comfortable 2-0 win over Wellington has seen Exmouth Town Football Club climb to fourth in the Toolstation Western League Premier Division, writes John Dibsdall. Town dominated proceedings in the first-half with the visitors having only one meaningful shot that brought a smart save from Robbie Powell. And while the rebound was hammered home, the assistant’s flag had been raised for offside. After tentative sparring in the opening minutes, a strong Jordan Harris header brought a flying save from the visiting glovesman before Exmouth went ahead on 14 minutes. Receiving the ball on the left-hand touchline, Ben Steer went past…

Brixington Blues Under-16s had to recover from the loss of an early goal before securing a 4-2 win over CS Cougars in an Exeter and District Youth League game. After falling behind to the early on to the Mid Devon opposition,  the Exmouth side were quickly onto the front-foot. And a slick passing move involving Reece Alexander, Haydon Simpson, Makan Coulibaly and skipper Jake Haggerty led to Ethan Hawes crossing a ball that Oscar Gaunt was a whisker away from connecting with. The next raid involved goalkeeper Russ Bracey, Adam Watts, Haggerty and Jack Drew-Cull with the latter getting his…

The 2020/21 rugby season for East Devon clubs is over. This is sad news for the likes of the Cockles (Exmouth RFC), Sidmouth RFC, Honiton RFC and Withycombe RFC. It follows the announcement that the Rugby Football Union (RFU) Council has made the difficult decision to cancel the Adult Competitive Leagues (Level 3 and below for Men, Level 2 and below for Women) for the 2020/21 season. In a statement released on the final Friday of October, the RFC announced: “We believe that, even if a return to full contact rugby becomes possible, playing a meaningful competitive league season resulting…

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…

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