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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 and rugby sporting action in East Devon on the first Saturday of September, writes East Devon Sport editor Stephen Birley.  FOOTBALL Exmouth Town are away in FA Cup action on Saturday, September 4, and travel to Plymouth Parkway FC where they will meet Cornish side Truro City (3pm) in the 1st Qualifying Round of the FA Cup. Meanwhile, in terms of games in our area, two of our four East Devon clubs playing in the South West Peninsula League Premier East are in home action with Ottery St Mary, who moved up to fourth with…

The final Saturday of August saw matchday 18 bring the curtain down on the 2021 Tolchards Devon Cricket League and there were very mixed emotions for clubs across East Devon. Exmouth travelled to Hatherleigh knowing only a win would see them retain their Premier status, writes East Devon Sport editor Stephen Birley. The home side won the toss, batted first, and closed on 260-6 after 50 overs. Second change George Greenway was the most successful of the Exmouth bowlers with his return being 2-51. The Maer men were given a century start thanks to James Horler (48) and Andrew Buzza…

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…

Devon League cricket round-up from matchday six of the season: In East Devon, Sidmouth suffered more weather woe and Exmouth were beaten, but Budleigh and Honiton both netted big wins. This article is brought to you in partnership with East Devon Sport – click here for in-depth local coverage. Rain halts Sidmouth tie In the Tolchards Devon Cricket League, Sidmouth were unable to play to any sort of a finish for the fourth time over the first six weeks of the season when rain hit their game at Plymouth. Sidmouth had batted and opener Isaac Thomas top scored with a…

Off-road running in the snow! It doesn’t happen very often in the Sid Valley. But the light dusting of snow which fell on parts of the week two off-road challenge route meant a new experience for some Sidmouth Running Club members, writes Alexa Baker. Possibly the most dangerous part was getting out of the house after the rain which had followed the snow froze and the pavements and roads were decidedly dicey! Mighty Green’s Brigid McSmith and Ann Cole, Tracy Scannell and Beccy Johnson, Christine and Karen Farnham took up the Chairman’s challenge and ran up through Buckton plantation. MG…

When Sidmouth Running Club member Allan Kay heard about the first UK-wide Blue Light Challenge and saw The Fire Fighters Charity was a beneficiary, he quickly signed up.  The cause is one close to Allan’s heart, writes Alexa Baker. He was set to run the London marathon last year on behalf of the supportive charity and had been busy raising the money required by holding coffee mornings, quiz nights and beetle drives. When the first lockdown disrupted the event, he joined in the 26.2 challenge – running around the town’s football field alongside improvised landmarks from the capital. The Blue Light Challenge…

A Sidmouth runner who raised more than £1,000 for armed forces veterans said he felt ‘humbled’ by the generosity of those who sponsored his efforts. Sidmouth Running Club member Adrian Horne took part in the month-long Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) Tommy 10k challenge – raising funds for armed forces veterans, helping them back to work. He aimed to end his run on Armistice Day (November 11). A spokesperson for Sidmouth Running Club said: “Adrian, feeling very humbled by people’s generosity in such difficult times, would like to thank everyone from the bottom of his heart who shared his Facebook…

Witches, cats and skeletons descended on The Byes to boost a good cause when Sidmouth Running Club organised a Halloween-themed fundraiser.  Group members in frightfully good garb braved the stormy elements to net cash for the Sid Valley Food Bank. Here, Alexa Baker reports on the latest from the club. Sidmouth Running Club were inspirational during the first Covid-19 lockdown. The club encouraged individuals back to running where weekly routes were set and times and photos were recorded. And as guidelines changed, running in pairs then small groups was introduced until the club could meet again in groups of 12 under…

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…

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