Football

Budleigh Salterton Reserves, playing the penultimate match of their Macron League Division Three campaign, suffered a 5-0 defeat on their visit to Beer Albion Reserves, writes SpursTom.

Sidmouth Raiders Under-15s suffered last-minute heartbreak when they went down to a last-gasp goal in their Exeter and District Youth League meeting with Brixington Blues that ended 4-3 in favour of the Exmouth-based side.

Axminster Town went down 3-1 to title-chasing Stoke Gabriel in a contest that saw the Tigers lead before being pegged back, but they stayed in the contest until an 85th minute penalty sent them to defeat.

Honiton Town were good value for their 2-2 draw at high-flying Torridgeside.

After striving so hard during the past couple of weeks, Millwey Rise found some real form and, even a ‘swagger’, as they comfortably despatched visiting Hemyock, beating the Mid Devon side 5-0 in a Macron League Division Four meeting, writes Dick Sturch.

In what was their last home league game of the South West Peninsula Premier Division season, Exmouth Town gave their supporters amongst another healthy crowd of 226, a few frights, before ultimately coasting to their 25th victory of the campaign, writes John Dibsdall.

Sidmouth Raiders Under-15s suffered last minute heartbreak when they went down to a last-gasp goal in their Exeter and District Youth League meeting with Brixington Blues that ended 4-3 in favour of the Exmouth-based side.

The penultimate Saturday of February saw Exmouth Town strengthen their grip on a top two place while Budleigh Salterton lost in the ‘battle of the basement boys’. There was a home defeat for the Cockles, beaten for only the third time this season in South West Premier home games.

Exmouth’s big sporting duo – Exmouth Town (football) and Exmouth RFC (rugby) have home games on the penultimate Saturday of March.

As the football season enters its final weeks [the campaign will be all done and dusted by early May], the Ottery ladies will then have a break before returning to action, preparing, hopefully, for life at a higher level.

Sidmouth Town have enjoyed a very good past week as they followed up Saturday’s clean sheet league success at Liverton with a Tuesday night 5-2 win over Lyme Regis under the Manstone Lane floodlights to book a place in the last eight of the Morrison Bell Cup.

Ottery St Mary head for Sandford tomorrow (Saturday) looking to end a run of disappointing defeats at their Mid Devon ground.

Honiton Town will know what to expect when they travel to Torridgeside on Saturday for their latest South West Peninsula League Eastern Division game – that’s because they lost 4-0 to the North Devon-based side at Mountbatten Park just last weekend.

Budleigh Salterton U14 girls were worthy winners of their latest Devon Girls League fixture, defeating Brixham 1-0 at Greenway Lane, writes SpursTom.

The Otterettes are now an integral part of Ottery St Mary Football Club and going, quite literally, from strength to strength.

Ottery St Mary ladies were excellent value for their Devon Women’s League 5-2 home win over Plymouth-based SB Frankfort.

Saturday sees Exmouth Town play their final home game of the South West Peninsula League Premier Division campaign when they host Sticker.

In what can best be described as ‘horrendous conditions’ Exmouth Town stretched their unbeaten league run to one of 12 games as they bagged a 5-1 victory at Launceston, writes John Dibsdall.

Budleigh Salterton were beaten 8-0 on their visit to high-flying Elmore, but, once again, the Robins gave a good account of themselves and, with a little more composure in front of goal, the scoreline would not have had such a one-sided look about it, writes Alan Beer

Brixington Blues Under-16s girls booked a place in the Devon Girls League Cup final as they came back from 2-1 to win a thrilling semi-final against Crediton 3-2.

Exmouth Town Under-13s were worthy 3-1 winners when they entertained Pinhoe in an Exeter and District Youth league game. Exmouth Town Under-13s were worthy 3-1 winners when they entertained Pinhoe in an Exeter and District Youth league game.

Feniton Under-18s maintained their push for a top two finish in the Devon County U18 League as they shared six goals in a pulsating encounter at Totnes and Dartington.

East Budleigh Reserves produced an excellent victory to beat second-placed Broadclyst 4-2 thanks to goals from Morgan Pearce, Gav Russell, Marc Bowles and Daz Cardwell in a Macron League Division Seven meeting, writes Mark Auton.

In what is turning into a frustrating season, Beer Albion had another ‘bad day at the office’, going down 3-1 at Heavitree in this Macron Premier Division fixture, writes Richard Honnor.

Ottery St Mary, who have a Thursday night home meeting with Feniton Reserves in a Grandisson Cup tie (7.30pm), were not in Macron League action last weekend, but their bid to lift the Division Three title received a huge boost.

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