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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…

Army physiotherapist Katrina Matthews, from Exmouth, is the reigning European triathlon champion. The 29-year-old won the world’s very first Half Ironman distance triathlon to be raced since lockdown. And she went on to win the major domestic triathlon of the season in Nottingham. Katrina, who was married last year and previously ran under her maiden name of Rye, is in her first full year as a professional elite triathlete. She made the podium in all of her middle-distance races last year. Katrina won the 2019 European Triathlon Championships (Middle Distance) in Romania, representing Great Britain for the first time. And…

Exmouth Town FC Under-15s defeated Copplestone 9-4. Harry Williams opened the scoring and further goals were scored by Mac Haywood Newlands and Sam Sidgwick to make it 3-0. When the fleet-footed Ned Mills was hauled down in the area, the home goalkeeper made a superb save to deny Newlands from the penalty spot. However, a fourth did come soon after with Josh Evans the scorer, netting with an acrobatic over-head kick. Then Charlie James got his name on the scoresheet before Newlands and Williams both bagged a second goal each to send Town into the break with a 7-0 lead…

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…

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…

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