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The final Saturday of March saw a mixed bag of results for East Devon teams playing in steps five, six and seven, writes Stephen Birley. Exmouth Town had to settle for a point after their match visit to fellow Toolstation Western League Premier Division (step five) title hopefuls Mousehole, but there was a South West Peninsula League Premier East (step six) clean sheet win for Axminster Town while, at the same level, Sidmouth Town went down to a heavy defeat against top-of-the-table Okehampton and Honiton Town drew their home meeting with Cullompton Rangers. In the Scott Richards Solicitors Devon League…

It was a case of 13th time lucky for Axminster Town manager Dan Prettejohn as his team ended a run of a dozen games without a victory, winning 1-0 at Newton Abbot Spurs on the penultimate Saturday of March, writes Stephen Birley. Prettejohn admitted that he had taken his team to Newton Abbot with an element of ‘concern’ as the Tigers travelled missing a number of ‘big-hitters’. The Tigers’ boss explained saying: “We had a number of what I’ll call our ‘big-hitters’ missing and had three players stepping up from the club’s second team, but, and I have every faith…

Mixed fortunes for our East Devon clubs on the third Saturday of March with Exmouth Town failing to win their home meeting with Street, writes Stephen Birley. But a point was good enough to take Town top of the Western League table while, in the South West Peninsula League Premier East, Axminster Town ended a 12-game winless run with a superb single goal success at fourth-placed Newton Abbot Spurs while Sidmouth Town were 2-0 winners on their visit to Torrington. However, both Honiton Town and Ottery St Mary did not see action – Honiton owing to an unfit playing surface…

Exmouth Town FC gave manager Kevin Hill an early birthday present in their pursuit of Toolstation Western League Premier Division glory with a 3-0 win at Wellington on Saturday, March 5.  The Southern Road gaffer celebrated his birthday the day after a Levi Landricombe second-half double and first-half close-range finish from Dan Cullen secured his side three points. Town have now netted hat-trick of victories over the Somerset side this season, writes Stephen Birley. The Southern Road side beat the Bootmen 1-0 at homea fortnight ago and also knocked them out of the Les Phillips Cup with a 3-0 win…

Wins for Exmouth Town and Honiton Town, a draw for Sidmouth Town, and defeats for Axminster Town and Ottery St Mary featured in fixtures for East Devon football sides on Saturday, February 12.  Stephen Birley reports on teams in the district playing at Step Five and Six on the second weekend of the month. Exmouth Town triumph in front of big turnout Another huge turnout, the biggest of the day in the Toolstation Western League Premier Division (Step Five), was at Southern Road. It saw Exmouth Town strike early in their meeting with Shepton Mallett. Indeed, it was a first-minute goal…

The first Saturday of February was not a particularly profitable one for local football clubs in East Devon playing at step five and six, writes Stephen Birley. Exmouth Town let a 2-1 lead slip to end up losing 3-2 on their visit to Cadbury Heath for their latest Toolstation Western League (step five) game. The Southern Road men remain second in the table, but this defeat may well prove to be fatal in terms of their title aspirations. Town were 2-1 to the good thanks to goals from Arron Denny, who netted in the very first minute, and Nathan Cooper,…

Axminster Town are preparing to take on table-topping Okehampton Argyle on Saturday (February 12), writes Stephen Birley. However, the Tigers head into Saturday’s game looking to bring to and end a run of eight games without a win – the most recent of the eight outings being last Saturday’s 1-1 Tiger Way draw with Holsworthy when Town salvaged a point thanks to an 86th minute equaliser from Oscar Lattas. The current run without a win stretches back to a November 17, 1-0 home win over Honiton Town which was, then, a fifth successive win for the Tigers. Since then, Town…

Female footballers in Axminster are making history as the first team from the town to make it to the FA Cup.  The Tiger Way ladies take on Budleigh Salterton Ladies in the second qualifying round of the competition in what will be an East Devon derby on Sunday, October 3. And the side say grass-roots teams like theirs are ‘breaking the glass ceiling’ thanks to women’s football setting new records for attendance, support, sponsors and media coverage. We have exciting times ahead… with the ladies being the first team from Axminster Town to be entered into the FA Cup…Axminster Town…

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 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…

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