Saturday’s local football and rugby action

FOOTBALL EXMOUTH TOWN top the billing in terms of local football on the second Saturday of September with Southern Road the ground to watch FA Vase action with Town playing host to fellow Toolstation Western League Premier Division side Shepton Mallet (3pm). The Southern Road gates open at 1.30pm and admission to this game which […]Read More

Ottery St Mary – ‘a chat with the boss’

We caught up with Ottery boss Billy Rouse for a chat following his teams cup defeat to Axminster Town and looking ahead to a busy period as the games come ‘thick-and-fast’. First up we asked: ‘With two mid table teams to come on Saturday (away v Holsworthy) and then next Wednesday (home v Newton Abbot […]Read More

Ottery edged out in close encounter of a cup contest

Ottery bowed out of the Walter C Parsons cup after narrowly losing 2-1 against a strong Axminster outfit. With it being a cup fixture, Ottery manager Billy Rouse, rang the changes with Marcus Fanson, Liam Carey, Ashley Small, Charlie Cox, Connor and Josh Hannaford all rotated it gave a chance for other players to stake […]Read More

Axminster Town boss speaks about derby cup win

Axminster Town edged out hosts Ottery St Mary in Wednesday night’s entertaining Walter C Parson Funeral Directors Cup tie. The evening after the night before, we caught up with Tigers’ boss Dan Prettejohn to get his thoughts on the game. First up, we asked: ‘What was you general overview of the win’? He replied saying: […]Read More

Tipton see off Woodbury & Newton St Cyres

Tipton St John were 26-run winners when they met Woodbury & Newton St Cyres in a friendly connection contest, writes Phil Wright. Tipton were asked to bat first and soon lost their first wicket when Dave Thayre was bowled by Nalin Chouhan for 11. Soon after, our main batsman Phil Tolley had to retire with […]Read More

We got it wrong!

We are eating humble pie this morning in the corridors of power at www.eastdevonsport.co.uk and the reason for that is a major gaffe by our Wednesday night editorial team who were tasked with the coverage of the midweek football games and, as a result of them working at pace and to editorial deadlines, they got […]Read More

Town lose to late goal, Tigers edge out Otters, Hippos

It was a big Wednesday night of football in East Devon and a little further afield with a late goal leaving EXMOUTH TOWN suffering a Western League home defeat, a late goal giving AXMINSTER TOWN a 2-1 win at OTTERY ST MARY to make Walter C Parson Cup progress, but HONITON TOWN were thumped 7-0 […]Read More

Mighty Greens enjoy Celebration Caper event

The aptly named Celebration Caper organised by Jolly Running was cause for celebrations for three Mighty Greens on Saturday, writes Alexa Baker. The eight-hour timed event was set in the Riverside Valley Park, Exeter and it was up to the runner how many 3.3-mile laps to run. Despite the heat Rachel Austen-Rigby completed two laps, […]Read More

Wednesday night football action – two big local games

There are two big matches in East Devon tonight with EXMOUTH TOWN in Toolstation Western League action when they entertain Saltash United with the Southern Road kick-off being at 7.30pm and there’s a huge East Devon derby at OTTERY ST MARY where AXMINSTER TOWN are the visitors to contest a Walter C Parson Funeral Directors […]Read More

Millwey Rise suffer Bampton loss

Millwey Rise went down 3-0 when they entertained Bampton in a Joma Devon & Exeter League Division Four game, writes Dick Sturch. From the very beginning of this game Bampton put Millwey’s defence under pressure and, just 10 minutes in, Jason Hoole, in the ‘Rise’ goal, was twice called upon to make last ditch saves […]Read More