Stephen Birley

Feniton boss: ‘We have simply not been good enough’

Feniton are currently on miserable run of three straight defeats – this after they had made such a promising start to their first season at step seven playing in the Scott Richards Solicitors Devon League. Saturday’s 4-1 loss on their visit to Topsham Town follow single goal defeats at Braunton and at home to University […]Read More

Honiton Town make cup progress

Honiton Town moved confidently into the last 16 of the Walter C Parson Funeral Directors League Cup after a 5-2 home win over Plymouth Marjon. With regular goalkeeper Luke Ashford unavailable for the cup tie, Matty Long was given a warm welcome back by a good turnout of supporters at a sun-kissed Mountbatten Park. Ben […]Read More

Saturday football results

The third Saturday of October saw two of the East Devon-based teams playing in the South West Peninsula League make Walter C Parson Funeral Directors League Cup progress with wins for Axminster Town and Honiton, but Sidmouth Town are out, beaten by high-flying Premier West leaders Falmouth Town. In the Toolstation Western League, Exmouth Town […]Read More

East Devon duo win the Killard Leavy Trophy

Our first report this month is one that many of our ladies will appreciate and be proud of, writes Lorna Sealy Nichols. Two of our ladies have won the Killard Leavy Trophy, a Devon County pairs competition for Veteran Ladies. Our two ladies, Barbara Mellor and Peggy Lomas, qualified earlier this summer at East Devon […]Read More

Midweek derby – what the managers thought

Sidmouth Town travelled to Tiger Way, Axminster for match number 12 in their South West Peninsula League Premier East campaign looking to try and end a run of 11 straight league defeats since the opening game of the 2021/22 season. The Vikings travelled down to Tiger Way having lost all previous 11 league games, conceding […]Read More

Ottery U16s in midweek Seventh Heaven

Ottery U16s extended their lead at the top of Division 1 with a 7-2 win at Elmore Youth on Tuesday night. The win – a rearranged fixture played under floodlights on a sticky Elmore pitch – was the fifth on the bounce for Addy Carpenter’s side and sees them move three points ahead of their […]Read More

JP’s Exe to Axe 2021 ‘Takes no prisoners’

‘Brutal’, ‘tough’, ‘harder than an ultra-marathon’ were some of the more printable descriptions of JP’s Exe to Axe race which Sidmouth Running Club organised and ran on the second Sunday of October, writes Alexa Baker. The 22-mile race which starts on Exmouth seafront and follows the coast path to Axmouth has been previously voted the […]Read More

Rugby round-up from across the area

Here we bring you a round-up of all the local rugby news from the second Saturday of October…….. EXMOUTH were 21-20 winners at Bournemouth in a game that went down to the last kick. Bournemouth don’t lose at home very often – certainly Exmouth have never won there before – and were a missed conversion […]Read More

Liam all set for T20 World Cup qualifiers with Brazil

A cricketing coach with strong links to East Devon is now ‘full steam ahead’ in terms of preparing the Brazilian Ladies team for the forthcoming Americas T20 Womens World Cup qualifiers that start early next week. Liam Cook, son of Martin Cook, the latter well known across East Devon both in cricket and football circles […]Read More