Stephen Birley

The invincible Axminster Town youth team of 1963/64

We are indebted to Bryan Drew (and Dick Sturch) for this article, written by the former and passed on to us by the latter. It’s best left as it is – so enjoy….. The unbeatable Axminster Tigers Youth Team of the 1963-64 season played in the East Devon Youth League and they went through the […]Read More

Feniton boss speaks on superb Devon Cup success

Feniton recorded a superb 3-1 win in their Devon Premier Cup home meeting with Scott Richards Solicitors Devon League South & West outfit Okehampton Argyle on Wednesday evening. The ambitious visitors – Feniton have equal ambition – took the lead as early as the 10th minute when, following a short corner, the ball was tucked […]Read More

Withycombe RFC all set for return to business

Withycombe RFC are all set to open their Raleigh Park gates this Saturday (April 17) when they will look to welcome back members, old and new, to what is now a freshly refurbished outdoor hospitality and beer garden. The ‘new look’ to things has come about thanks to some serious industry by members.  Over the […]Read More

Otters in cup action tonight

Football is back at Washbrook Meadow this evening (Wednesday) as Ottery St Mary entertain Exeter University in a Scott Richards Solicitors Devon League Cup tie. It’s the first ‘competitive’ match since ‘football restart’ a couple of weeks ago. Speaking ahead of the game, Ottery Chairman Mikey Ringer said: “We are taking the competition seriously as […]Read More

Close contest in AVR Virtual 4k

Sarah Whelan won the April AVR Virtual 4k April handicap, writes Dave Mutter. Sarah completed the event in a time of 27:40. In second place was Alan Morbey, who finished in 20:33. In terms of the other minor places and their times; third was Caroline Wiseman (28:00), fourth was Pam Goddard (25:51) and fifth was […]Read More

The funeral of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh,

With it being the funeral of HRH Prince Philip on Saturday (April 17), the Football Association has asked that no football be played between 2.45pm and 4.15pm. That will impact on local clubs with Joma Devon & Exeter League action to play on the day. The league have moved swiftly to state that all matches […]Read More

Sidmouth Running Club Juniors are back!

Sidmouth Running Club (SRC) coach, Kerry Boyle, is looking forward to ‘running’ the next set of sessions for the Junior section of the club, writes Alexa Baker. This coming Sunday (April 18), the 11 years and above endurance group starts at St Johns School from 10-11am and on then, a week on Wednesday (April 21), […]Read More

Mighty Greens conquer the Plym Trail Marathon

Sidmouth Running Club members Jane Hemsworth and Jo Earlam thoroughly enjoyed participating in their first marathon event in 15 months, writes Alexa Baker. This was Jo’s 77th marathon and she said how great it was to run a proper marathon again.  Jane described the event as very relaxed and low key with a maximum of […]Read More

Ottery Under-15s power to impressive away win

Ottery St Mary Under-15s returned to competitive football on Saturday and were swiftly ‘into the groove’ as they recorded a superb 4-2 success at League One hotshots South Molton. During the lengthy layoff that local clubs and teams have endured, Ottery U15s boss Addy Carpenter signed three new players – all from league rivals West […]Read More