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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…

A first senior goal from Dan Cullen was the highlight of an excellent night of action at Southern Road as Exmouth Town Football Club defeated Bridport 4-1.  Town did not make the best of starts and found themselves a goal down inside 10 minutes of theToolstation Western League Premier Division meeting. However, they soon got themselves back on level terms thanks to a goal from captain Max Gillard and then took a 2-1 lead into the break after a neat finish from Mark Lever. That special moment of a first Town goal from 21-year-old Dan Cullen came on 70 minutes…

Exmouth Spartans Football Club suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat when they entertained Lyme Regis Reserves in their opening game of a new Joma Devon and Exeter League season. A lack of pitch availability hindered the Spartans in pre-season, but they clearly did not lack match fitness as they made a bright start to the game. The visitors carried a threat up top, but that was dealt with most efficiently by Spartans’ centre backs Ross James and Matt Amor, to such a degree that goalkeeper Jack Walsh was relatively under employed. The nearest either team came to a goal in the…

Thousands of Exmouth residents selected at random are yet to vote on how £300,000 should be spent on the town’s sport services. East Devon District Council posted out 5,000 letters to homes in Exmouth, asking residents to vote for their favourite sport projects. The council said 4,130 households are yet to reply and the 5pm Monday, October 19 deadline is looming. Councillor Steve Gazzard, Exmouth mayor and EDDC member for Withycombe Raleigh, said: “Sports clubs and facilities are the lifeblood of Exmouth, bringing our community together and helping people of all ages develop. “Each of the seven worthy projects that…

Celebrations have been held by Exmouth Rowing Club, showcasing a new boat bought thanks to help from a town council grant. The group, which came out of lockdown in August, recently bought a Lightboat single skull with a £750 gift from Exmouth Town Council, added to club funds. The club said new boat will help its rowers boost their technique and skills in the water. Joe Stafford, Exmouth Rowing Club captain, said the club was ‘enormously grateful’ to the town council for its grant help. He said: “The new addition to our fleet will help us with coaching to encourage…

What a difference a week makes in football, writes Exmouth Town Football Club president John Dibsdall. Last week it was a tale of two 2-0 defeats; a loss in our first league game and an exit from the FA Cup. This week a superb 4-1 home league win over our Devon rivals,Tavistock, and then a nail-biting penalty shoot-out success in the FA Vase against Mousehole from the South West Peninsula League. The Vase tie produced excellent play from both sides, plenty of goalmouth action, but it was missing just one important ingredient: goals. The visitors, making their first appearance in the FA Vase…

A late goal from Ryan Mitchell completed a remarkable comeback for Otterton Football Club in a 5-4 Devon and Exeter League win over Teignmouth.  The home side were slow to get into the opening-day game and fell two goals down early on. This prompted a switch by the home management with the introduction of Lee Mitchell from the bench and straight into a forward role, while Ryan White moved into the right-back berth. And the ‘switches’ paid instant dividends with Otterton looking a much more composed outfit. A clinical header from Jamie Cardwell sent the Ottersinto the interval just a goal…

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