Football

With just one game in the Macron Devon and Exeter League Premier Division beating the weather on the third Saturday matchday of 2018, it means more frustration for footballers as the soggy start to the New Year continues.

Axminster Town and Beer Albion beat the weather to stage football matches on another soggy Saturday.

Player registration in the Tolchards Devon League is going on-line for the season ahead, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Axminster Town are set to stage the only South West Peninsula League (SWPL) Eastern Division game on the third Saturday match day of 2018 when they entertain Brixham at Tiger Way (3pm).

Ottery St Mary claimed a fifth victory of the Macron League Division Three season, winning at Clyst Valley Reserves by the odd goal in seven.

Ottery St Mary ladies were beaten 6-4 when they visited Budleigh Salterton for their latest Devon Women’s League outing.

The East Devon cup competition draws have been made. The competitions are traditionally run after the halfway stage of the Macron Devon and Exeter League campaign and the semi-finals and finals of all three – Morrison Bell, Grandisson and Golesworthy – are played at the Washbrook Meadow home of Ottery St Mary.

Tom Hayes has been crowned the Ottery St Mary ‘Player of the Month’ for December.

Axminster Town were edged out 2-1 when they travelled to Mid Devon to meet Crediton United.

Millwey Rise were good value for their 2-0 win over Ilminster Town Reserves, writes Dick Sturch.

Honiton Town could have been forgiven for thinking they had upset the footballing gods when they left the Mountbatten pitch beaten 3-0 by visiting Brixham in their latest South West Peninsula League Eastern Division game.

Millwey Rise Reserves went down 6-2 when they visited Sidmouth Town fourths, writes Dick Sturch.

Beer Albion and Seaton Town shared the Macron Devon and Exeter League Premier Division spoils in a six-goal thriller, writes Richard Honnor.

Ottery St Mary claimed a fifth victory of the Macron League Division Three season, winning at Clyst Valley Reserves by the odd goal in seven.

Ottery St Mary boss Dave Fairweather was very satisfied late on Saturday afternoon.

Beer Albion Reserves kicked off the new year with an 8-2 win against visitors Winkleigh in a Macron Devon and Exeter League Division Four match, writes Richard Honnor.

Local clubs will be hoping that the wet weather relents to allow them to get back into action after a festive break that was followed by a near total washout of the schedule on the first Saturday of 2018.

Honiton Town to be part of 2018 Ground Hop

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Honiton Town have been handed a major boost in terms of their off-the-pitch work, for they have been named as part of the 2018 South West Peninsula (SWP) League Ground Hop.

Just nine games survived the weather on the first Macron Devon and Exeter League matchday of 2018 with eight of them being league games and one a Bill Slee Cup tie.

Honiton Town achieved a South West Peninsula League Eastern Division ‘first’ for the club as they recorded back-to-back away league wins for the first time thanks to a 1-0 victory at Galmpton and Roselands.

Axminster Town are looking for a commercial manager to join them to help take the club on up the football pyramid.

Axminster Town chairman Ray Self has spoken of how pleased he is with progress being made both on and off the Tiger Way pitch this season.

KC Williams had a debut to remember as she marked her first start for Ottery St Mary ladies by scoring a hat-trick in the Otterettes 6-2 Devon Women’s League success over Axminster Town.

This current season is proving to be a difficult one for Offwell, who find themselves rock bottom of the Macron League Division Five table after 12 straight defeats.

Just nine games survived the weather on the first Macron Devon and Exeter League matchday of 2018 with eight of them being league games and one a Bill Slee Cup tie.

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