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Honiton Town Football Club manager Liam Raybauld has endured something of a frustrating time since joining the Mountbatten Park men. The former Cullompton Rangers ‘gaffer’ took charge of the Hippos for the first time back on October 21 when he watched his new charges lose 6-3 at Bovey Tracey. In the seven-and-a-half weeks that have followed since that first outing, Raybauld has seen his team play twice. Town have actually played three games since the outing at Bovey, but the Hippos boss missed the 17-2 mauling of Stoke Gabriel. He did, however, oversee the narrow 1-0 loss at Torpoint Athletic…

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…

Budleigh Salterton Football Club Under-18s made Devon League Cup progress with a comprehensive 13-0 success when they travelled to Copplestone Cobras, writes SpursTom. The young Robins were quickly into their stride and they took a tenth-minute lead thanks to a clinical finish from Sam Diprose. It was 2-0 on 23 minutes with Jamie Crossman powering home a header from a Ryan Daffin corner. Two minutes later, Finn Doyle-Stott netted a fine individual goal. The lead was extended on the half our as Doyle-Stott crossed for Daffin to net. There was still time in the first-half for Daffin to net a…

Ottery St Mary Football Club Under-15s celebrated a new kit sponsor and a return to action following lockdown with a 4-1 home win over Culm Sampford, writes Stephen Upsher. Before the game, Gary Yelland, of Artisan Roofing, generously presented Addy Carpenter’s side with a smart new playing kit. Carpenter gave starts up front to Freddie Clarke and Ollie Milton, but it was Culm Sampford who made the first impact on the game – rattling Ottery’s crossbar with an early strike on goal. The visitors’ glovesman was soon called into action making saves from Jake Johnson, Jack Carpenter and Seb Copp.…

Ottery St Mary Football Club’s Scott Richards Solicitors Devon League South and West campaign could not really have gone any better to date. As the Otters kick their heels waiting for the end of lockdown two and the December 5 re-start of the season, they can reflect on their current table-topping status. The Washbrook Meadows outfit have played 11 games so far, winning ten and drawing one. To have completed a third of the league season unbeaten with ten wins from 11 outings is testament to the quality we have in the squad… No fewer than 14 different players have netted…

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…

Millwey Rise were 3-2 winners when they entertained Bishops Blaize in a Joma Devon and Exeter League Division Two East meeting, writes Dick Sturch. Despite heavy overnight rain the Cloakham pitch looked to be in good condition and Millwey settled into the contest quickly, putting the visitors defence under early pressure. The opening goal came on ten minutes and was certainly one borne out of training ground work. When the visitors were awarded a corner, it was delivered low to the near-post and a striker ran towards the ball taking a number of defenders with him. He let the ball…

Ottery St Mary Football Club left it late to secure a tenth win in 11 Scott Richards Solicitors Devon League South and West matches. They defeated hosts Roselands 2-1 on an artificial surface in South Devon. Ottery, who went into the game having not conceded a goal in more than seven hours of action, made a good start and controlled much of the first-half. They deservedly netted on ten minutes when Jordan Burrows climbed highest in a crowded area to head home a Danny Pym corner. The Otters continued to open up the home side throughout the first-half, but they…

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…

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