Football

Sidmouth Town played Alphington at the weekend. Ref shsp 34-16AW 3986. Picture: Alex Walton.

Sidmouth Town went down to a single goal defeat in their home meeting with Alphington.

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Newton Poppleford have been working hard off the pitch during the summer to bring sponsorship to the club.

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Sidmouth Town Junior Vikings Under-15s are continuing their search for additional players to join them for the new season.

Sidmouth Town played Alphington at the weekend. Ref shsp 34-16AW 3958. Picture: Alex Walton.

After such a promising pre-season and added quality to the playing staff, Sidmouth’s disappointing start to the season continued with a 2-1 defeat at the hands of an improving Exeter University side on Monday night.

Budleigh goal celebrations in their game with Totnes and Dartington on Saturday. Ref exsp 34-16SH 6380 Picture: Simon Horn.

Budleigh Salterton were 4-3 winners when they entertained Totnes and Dartington in a South West Peninsula League (SWP) Eastern Division game, writes Alan Beer.

Exmouth Town face another stern test this Saturday when they welcome Godolphin Atlantic to Southern Road (3pm), writes John Dibsdall.

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In the Westward Developments Devon Women’s League Division One, Budleigh Salterton Ladies, who are still on the search for a manager, are scheduled to start their campaign on Sunday week (September 4) when they host Brixham Villa (3pm), writes SpursTom.

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East Budleligh warmed for the new football season with a friendly fixture against near neighbours Woodbury who are now managed by former East Budleigh manager Spencer West, writes Mark Auton.

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Axminster Town made it two wins from two South West Peninsula League games with a 2-0 Friday night win over St Martins at Tiger Way.

Budleigh Salterton Reserves begin a new Macron Devon and Exeter Football League Division Two season on Saturday (August 27), writes SpursTom.

Honiton Town launched the new Macron Devon and Exeter League Premier Division season with a 1-1 draw at the home of reigning champions Topsham Town.

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Upottery created a little club history on Monday night when they defeated Seaton Town 1-0 in the clubs first ever Macron Devon and Exeter League Premier Division game at their Glebe Park home.

Beer Albion’s loyal supporters who travelled to Winslade Park on Saturday were left wondering how their team contrived to lose their opening Macron Devon and Exeter League Premier Division encounter with Clyst Valley 2-1, after being in control for long periods of the game, writes Richard Honnor.

Exeter City all set for visit of Hull City

Thursday, August 18, 2016
The St James Park home of Exeter City

Exeter City play against Premier League Hull City in the second round of the EFL Cup on Tuesday (August 23) at St James Park, writes Simon Larkins.

The St James Park home of Exeter City

Exeter City player Jake Taylor says it is important that the team sticks together despite a run of three defeats from their opening three League Two games, writes Simon Larkins.

The St James Park home of Exeter City

The South West Heritage Trust has teamed up with Exeter City football fans to help preserve the city’s sporting heritage and make it more accessible, writes Simon Larkins.

Sidmouth Town bagged their first win of the South West Peninsula League Eastern Division season after a Monday night 2-1 win at Exwick Villa.

John Moore of JKM School of Motoring hands over warm up top to first team skipper Mark Tucker. John Moore has generously provided warm up tops for both teams at Upottery FC.

Upottery make a little piece of village footballing history on Saturday when they play their first ever match in the top flight of the Macron Devon and Exeter League.

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More than £1,000 was raised for the Adam Stansfield Foundation thanks to a charity football match which took place at the Southern Road home of Exmouth Town, writes Simon Larkins.

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Exmouth Town recorded back to back wins in the South West Peninsula League Premier Division last week, writes John Dibsdall.

Sidmouth Town suffered opening day defeat in their South West Peninsula League Eastern Division season when beaten 3-1 at home by last season’s runners-up Teignmouth Town.

Steve Perryman, Director of Football of Exeter City opens the Heritage Lounge during the English Football League Cup between Exeter City and Brentford on August 9 in Exeter, Devon. - Photo mandatory by-line: Tom Sandberg/Pinnacle - Tel: +44(0)1363 881025 - Mobile:0797 1270 681 - 23/07/16 - Sport - Football - English Football League Cup - Exeter City v Brentford- St James Park, Exeter, Devon

Last week’s EFL Cup extra-time win against Championship side Brentford was not the only celebration at St James Park; the evening also saw the official opening of the brand new Heritage Lounge by Steve Perryman, Exeter City director of football.

Tomorrow (Sunday, august 14), sees a charity match taking place at Exmouth Town’s Southern Road Ground for the Adam Stansfield Foundation.

The Exeter City ladies before their meeting with Alphington. Back row (left to right); 
Dani Skinner, Beth Beale, Manfy Sharpe, Lucie Waddon, Charlotte Smith (trialist), Nicky Lipscomb, Sam Burnham, Emily Toogood, Courtney Butt. Front row (left to right; Millie Pearce, Bronwyn Cousins, Kayane Alencar, Karolayne Alencar, Sarah Hill (trialist), Kate Finch, Hollie Stone.

A new look Exeter City Ladies side gave a good account of themselves on their first outing together but in the end had to be content with a goalless draw against Alphington when the two sides met in a pre-season friendly match at the Cliff Hill ground on Tuesday, writes Richard Walsh.

Sidmouth Town host last season’s South West Peninsula League Eastern Division runners-up Teignmouth Town when they launch a new season tomorrow (Saturday) at Manstone Lane (3pm).

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