Pannell signs off as the Budleigh boss

PUBLISHED: 15:57 27 September 2018

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!

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!

Copyright 2010 ArixMedia, LLC. All rights reserved. Licensed under the ArixMedia Content License Agreement. For more information

Budleigh Salterton took to the pitch last night for the first time under the management of Matt Hughes, who has taken charge of the Robins now that John Pannell has stepped aside.

John’s last game was Saturday’s 4-1 cup defeat at Ilfracombe Town and the outgoing boss is mighty keen to express his sincere thanks to a number of people who have made looking after the Budleigh first team that little bit easier than it might otherwise have been.

In particular, John is keen to thank Derek Sampson, who has operated as a number two and also linesman on the occasions that regular ‘lino’ Mike England was unable to do flag duties.

Darren Fargoe is another who has been a great support in his role of goalkeeping coach – both he and Derek are staying active with the Robins under the new boss – and also Sean Slater, another who has always been happy to help John wherever and whenever.

Last, but most certainly not least, the outgoing Robins boss wishes to place on record his sincere thanks to the first team squad for all their collective efforts so far this season.

John Pannell is certainly not being ‘lost’ to the Robins for he will retain a huge interest in all things Budleigh FC through his son George, who is a regular in the first team and who scored the Robins’ goal at Ilfracombe.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Devon 24 visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Devon 24 staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Devon 24 account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

12:59

Chard ladies were beaten 69-0 when they visited Minehead, writes David Webb.

Read more

Barnstaple playing chief Jeremy Chugg intends keeping his promotion war chest padlocked until the New Year.

Read more

Bideford coach Simon Morrell says his relegation-threatened team has to become a bit more ‘ruthless’ if it is going to clamber out of trouble.

Read more
14:37

Ottery St Mary Under-13s moved up to fourth in Division One of the Exeter and District Youth League with an impressive 5-1 home victory over Crediton.

Read more
14:14

Cranbrook returned from their Macron League Division Three game at Sidmouth Town thirds with a point after drawing 2-2.

Read more

South Molton stepped up the pace in the second half to beat visiting Lanner 24-10.

Read more
13:00

Park United are top of the North Devon Premier after cruising to victory over Torrington on Saturday.

Read more
12:39

Torridgeside made it seven league wins in a row on Saturday to earn three more points in the South West Peninsula League East Division.

Read more
12:28

Honiton Town suffered a last minute defeat when beaten 2-1 by Newton Abbot Spurs at Mountbatten Park.

Read more
12:23

Upottery Reserves were involved in the Macron League Division Five ‘Match of the Day’ when they travelled to play the team that started the day sitting immediately behind them in the table, Devon Yeoman.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 4°C

min temp: -0°C

Most Read Sport

Place a family notice

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

East Devon 24 regular newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

FFind planning applications