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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…

Local football fans in East Devon are spoilt for choice this Saturday (September 19) in terms of what game they can take in. There is FA Vase action at Southern Road in Exmouth and Manstone Lane in Sidmouth. Exmouth Town FC host South West Peninsula League Premier West side Mousehole (3pm kick-off). The Cornish side come to East Devon having made a perfect start to the new league campaign. Town had lost back-to-back games 2-0; first in a midweek league game at Plymouth Parkway and again last Saturday at home to Southern League Melksham Town in the FA Cup. But…

The 2020 Madeira Bowls Club Finals action was never going to be like a ‘normal’ year owing to the on-going restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. With social distancing the ‘order of the day’, the first of two days of ‘finals action’ were held in wonderfully sunny conditions. A reduction in numbers because of the pandemic had meant fewer competitions for 2020 with the action focussing on the mixed triples, the men’s triples and both the men’s and the ladies’ pairs. The competitions that would run were: Mixed Triples, Men’s Triples and both Men’s and Ladies’ Pairs. Day one of…

Saturday, September 12, will not go down as being a good one with regard to the fortunes of East Devon-based football clubs. Exmouth Town FC were in home FA Cup Preliminary Round action, while Honiton Town FC, Sidmouth Town AFC and Axminster Town AFC all had fixtures in their respective South West Peninsula League campaigns. All four were beaten. The 2-0 home loss for Exmouth Town in their FA Cup tie with Southern League Melksham Town is arguably the ‘most damaging’ defeat of the four. That’s because the FA Cup can be a much-needed boost to club finances – last…

East Devon has a number of top sporting offerings this Saturday (September 12) – with local football and cricket action among the highlights. Top billing football-wise, arguably, goes to the FA Cup Preliminary Round tie being played at Southern Road where Exmouth Town take on Southern League outfit Melksham Town. Exmouth Town FC’s Martin Cook says: “We are asking supporters to get to the game earlier than they normally would. “The gates and the bar will open from 1pm and we shall be operating a track-and-trace system in line with the guidelines set down by the government and football authorities.” He…

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