Football

East Devon’s four South West Peninsula League Eastern Division teams are all in action today (November 18) with two at home and two on the road.

Ottery St Mary head for Sandford on Saturday, looking to bounce back from another disappointing home result, but are boosted by the return of the latest Player of the Month winner, full back Aiden Davey and right winger Callum Hutchings for the trip to Mid Devon.

Honiton continue to invite applications for the vacant manager’s position at Mountbatten Park.

Upottery bounced back from their mauling in the Devon Premier Cup – a 9-man villager’s side had gone down 11-0 seven days before at South West Peninsula League Eastern Division Brixham – to inflict a rare Macron League top flight defeat on hosts Okehampton, beating them 4-2.

Amateur sports teams who need a helping hand in looking after their pitch have until the end of November to make their application to win £3,000 worth of grounds maintenance machinery.

A committed effort by Exmouth Town was not enough for them to progress in the FA Vase as they were defeated 3-1 by Blackfield and Langley, writes John Dibsdall.

The sports pages of 1966 made for concerning reading for supporters of Millwey Rise FC, writes Dick Sturch.

Ottery St Mary winger Callum Hutchins has more reason than many of his team mates to be looking forward to the swift return meeting with priory at Washbrook Meadow tomorrow (Saturday).

Sidmouth Town manager Josh Stunell was left wondering what he had done to upset the footballing gods when, on Wednesday night under the Manstone Lane floodlights, he saw his side concede a 93rd minute goal in what had been a one-sided affair with Axminster Town that ended 2-2.

Ottery St Mary entertain Priory tomorrow (Saturday) in a Macron League Division Three contest at Washbrook Meadow (2.15pm) when they will seek to complete a quick-fire double having beaten the same team in Exeter last Saturday.

Honiton Youth Under-15s failed to sparkle on Saturday when they suffered a heavy cup defeat at the hands of Division One visitors, Twyford Spartans.

Honiton Town Reserves shared the spoils with visiting Halwill in a 1-1 draw at Mountbatten Park.

Honiton Town may still be seeking a first away win of the South West Peninsula League (SWPL) Eastern Division campaign, but in the Throgmorton Devon Premier Cup they are travelling well and a 3-1 win at SWPL Western Division Elburton Villa has seen the Hippos book a last 16 berth in the competition.

Beer Albion welcomed Devon and Exeter Premier League new boys Cronies at home on Saturday and came out with a creditable 1-1 draw in a thoroughly entertaining match, writes Richard Honnor.

Futcher stars as Feniton U18s net point

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Feniton Under-18s shared four goals with Okehampton in their Devon County League North meeting at Acland Park.

Upottery Reserves were edged out by the odd goal in five when they entertained Macron League Division Six high-flyers Queens Head.

Colyton Reserves were beaten 4-2 by Bradninch when the sides met in a Macron League Division Seven meeting.

Referees are urgently being sought to take charge of Exeter and District Youth League matches in the Axe Valley area.

Otters boss craving clean sheets

Friday, November 3, 2017

Ottery St Mary head for Exeter tomorrow (Saturday) and a Macron League Division Three meeting with Priory, looking to bounce back to winning ways following last Saturday’s 3-1 home defeat at the hands of Royal Oak.

Seaton Town travelled to table toppers Elmore with a thin squad and very much outsiders for their Macron League top flight meeting.

Honiton Town continue to search for that elusive first away success in the South West Peninsula League Eastern Division campaign after they were edged out in a seven-goal midweek floodlit thriller at Bovey Tracey.

Beer Albion Reserves were in high-scoring form at the Furzebrake, beating Starcross Generals 7-0 in a Macron Devon and Exeter League Division Four game, writes Richard Honnor.

Millwey Rise Reserves recorded arguably the ‘result of the day’ in the Macron League – certainly in the bottom division – when they defeated table-topping Cheriton Fitzpaine Reserves 3-1 at Cloakham Lawns, writes Dick Sturch.

Upottery Reserves shared four goals in an entertaining Macron League Division Six game with hosts Cheriton Fitzpaine.

Hippos hit by last-gasp penalty kick

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Honiton Town were a kick away from securing their first away success of the South West Peninsula League Eastern Division season when they conceded a last-gasp penalty that was duly slammed into the back of Ben Kayes’ net and, with no time to restart the contest, the Hippos had to settle for a point from a 1-1 draw with hosts Torridgeside.

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