Football

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East Devon has four teams currently playing their football in the Fresha Devon and Exeter League.

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With the first Saturday in February providing a washout across the Fresha Devon and Exeter League it means plenty more re-arranging of fixtures for club secretaries.

The Colyton School football team from the 1957-58 season. Back row (lleft to right): Eddie Bond (teacher); Roy Hutchings; Dave Hoare; Tony Newton; Alan Griffin; Gerald Newberry; Bob Collier. Bill Jowett (teacher). Front row (left to right): Dick Sturch; Martin Leach; Mike Marsh; Graham Andrews; Brian Rogers.

Millwey Rise has suffered more than most in this current soggy spell that the Fresha League is enduring having not had any first team action since December 12, writes Dick Sturch.

Another Saturday washout

Sunday, February 7, 2016
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Another soggy Saturday means more fixture re-arranging!

Wet Wet Wet now appearing at Honiton Football Club. Ref mhsp 0055-01-16SH. Photo Simon Horn

The first Saturday of February was a complete washout across the football and rugby divide in terms of East Devon Clubs.

Ottery St Mary made it two wins out of two matches under the management of Dave Fairweather when they won 3-1 at Otterton, ending the hosts’ eight game unbeaten season in the process.

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Exeter City is seeking talented young footballers to join their Development Centre at Exmouth.

The Morrison Bell, Grandisson and Golesworthy cups committee have set their Annual General Meeting date.

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Seaton Under-10s returned to action after a number of cancellations and emerged from meetings with Brixington Blues and Brixington United with a win and a draw.

Honiton Youth Under-13s were in sparkling form as they defeated visiting North Tawton 5-1 in an Exeter and District Youth League Division Three meeting.

Seaton at home to Honiton. Ref mhsp 05-16TI 9965. Picture: Terry Ife

Honiton Town stay very much part of the Fresha League top flight title race after a 3-2 success at Seaton Town, writes Steve Birley.

Beer at home to Chard. Ref shsp 05-16TI 0032. Picture: Terry Ife

Beer Albion went down 3-0 in their Fresha league Premier Division meeting with Chard Town Reserves at Furzebrake, writes Mike Adkin.

Axminster Town versus Tiverton Town Reserves action

Axminster Town went down 3-0 to South West Peninsula League title-chasing Tiverton Town Reserves.

Action from Broadclyst Under-8s at Feniton

Broadclyst Under-8s played host to their latest round of Exeter and District Youth League matches with the games played at a surprising un-soggy surface at the New Inn, Broadclyst!

Football on pitch

Seaton Youth Under-12s continued their season-long unbeaten run in cup and league with an emphatic 11-0 success at a Honiton Demons side who battled to the very end of the contest.

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Seaton Youth Under-12s sprang a surprise when they knocked Sidmouth Warriors out of the League KO Cup in a midweek contest played on an artificial surface and under lights at Bicton College.

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Ottery St Mary recorded the Fresha League’s ‘result of the day’ when they became the first team to defeat Uplowman, writes Steve Birley.

Otterton moved nine points clear at the top of Fresha League Division Five with a fine 4-2 success at Starcross.

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Footballers young and old across the area will be hoping the final Saturday of January sees them in action.

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Feniton boss Ben Ede spoke following his side’s disappointing Fresha League Premier Division defeat to Newton St Cyres, a loss that also saw Fenny lose top spot.

A great shot of a soccer ball Doni and I shot with the rest of the sports stuff. Man, the sun was hot that day!

Feniton suffered only their second home defeat of the season when beaten 2-1 by mid-table Newton St Cyres and as well as the defeat they lost top spot in the Fresha League Premier Division.

Beer at home to Honiton. Ref shsp 02-16TI 9017. Picture: Terry Ife

Beer Albion Reserves, without a win since October last year, pulled off an excellent 3-2 win against fourth-placed Kentisbeare in a Fresha League Division Five match at the Furzebrake on Saturday, writes Richard Honnor.

Millwey Rise Reserves went down by the odd goal in seven when they entertained Tedburn St Mary Reserves in a Fresha League Division Nine game, writes Dick Sturch.

Colyton played Exmouth Ammies at the Warren View ground on Saturday. Ref mhsp 1760-03-16SH. Photo Simon Horn

It was another soggy Saturday for senior and junior footballers on the fourth Saturday of January.

Ottery St Mary will be led for the first time on Saturday (January 23), by a new manager, with Dave Fairweather the man in charge, writes Steve Birley.

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