Football

Sidmouth Town clearly enjoy playing football under the new lights at Manstone Lane.

It’s back to league action this week for Town with two home games at Southern Road, writes John Dibsdall.

Honiton Youth Under 15s shared six goals with visiting Dawlish United when the sides met at St Ritas for an Exeter and District Youth League meeting.

Exmouth Town Reserves were 1-0 winners in their Macron League Premier Division game at Beer Albion.

Sidmouth Raiders Under-14s continued their perfect start to the new Exeter and District Youth League season when they beat Honiton Youth 6-1.

Exmouth Tigers, who play in the Devon Disability Counts Football League, had an excellent start to the new season.

Brixington Blues Under-12s were 4-0 winners at their Withycombe Raleigh home when they entertained North Tawton in an Exeter and District Youth League game.

Sidmouth Raiders Under-13s were again in fine form as they travelled to Feniton where they secured a 5-2 win in an Exeter and District Youth League meeting.

Brixington Blues won a second cup tie in the space of 24 hours when they followed up a Saturday Exeter and District Youth League Cup win with a 5-4 success against Braunton Wanderers United in the Devon County Under-13 cup.

Honiton Under-8s were in fine form as they were unbeaten in their four matches against teams from Ottery St Mary, West Hill Wasps and Sidmouth Town in a morning of Exeter and District Youth League football.

After their superb 7-0 round two win, Millwey Rise have been given a home tie in round three of this season’s A & S Paving Devon Intermediate Cup.

Sidmouth Town are back in league action tonight (WEdnesday) when they host Liverton (7.30pm), looking to bounce back after Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Stoke Garbriel in a Walter C Parsons Funeral Directors Cup tie.

Upottery manager Dan Prettejohn dedicated his side’s terrific Devon Premier Cup 4-0 victory over South Devon League outfit Upton Athletic to the memory of a very special person.

Exmouth Town head into back-to-back home games with new managers Kevin Miller and Andy Rawlings keen to point out that now is the time for the players currently at the club to seize the moment and make a shirt their own!

Upottery Reserves went down 3-0 when they visited the Silver Street ground home of Bravehearts for a meeting with the Macron League Division Six table-toppers.

Cranbrook are the last remaining East Devon side in this season’s A & S Paving Devon Intermediate Cup and they have been given a tough task in the draw for the third round.

Honiton Town paid a heavy price for missing chances as they slipped to a 4-1 defeat at home to Crediton United.

Beer Albion were most unfortunate not to take anything from their Macron League Premier Division home meeting with high-flying Exmouth Town, writes Mike Adkin.

Feniton Under-18s were involved in a highly competitive contest when they visited Okehampton for a Devon County U18 league North fixture that end all square at 3-3.

Millwey Reserves went down 5-0 when they travelled to Mid Devon to meet to face Culm United Reserves in a Macron League Division Eight game.

Brixington Blues Under-13s were 3-2 winners when they met Mid Devon-based CS Cougars in an Exeter and District Youth League cup tie.

Millwey Rise powered into the fourth round of the Devon Intermediate Cup Third Round after destroying North Devon League outfit Hartland and Clovelly Reserves 7-0.

Sidmouth Town went out of the Walter C Parsons Funeral Directors Cup – beaten by an 87th minute goal from Stoke Gabriel.

Honiton Town were beaten 4-1 by visiting Crediton United, but they did lead the early season table-toppers 1-0 at the halfway stage thanks to a goal from teenage striker Blake Freemantle.

It was a bad day for East Devon clubs in the South West Peninsula League League Cup – the Walter C Parsons Funeral Directors Cup - with Exmouth Town, Sidmouth Town and Axminster Town all being knocked out.

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