Local Football


Lewis Tribe of Salisbury has been selected for the England Senior Cerebral Palsy for the World Championships in Argentina. The 17-year-old Burgate School pupil has been been part of the South West Talent Centre for the past few seasons. In 2015-16 he was recommended for the ‘Emerging Talent’ programme but was unable to take his …

Wellington club captain Sam Bryant, who missed all of last season through injury, is sidelined again. Bryant suffered a serious cruciate ligament injury at the beginning of the 2016-17 campaign, which required surgery, and the 25-year-old damaged the same knee in the game at Cribbs last week. “I feel really sorry for Sam because he …

Thatcham Town are now the only Uhlsport Hellenic League club left in The Emirates FA Cup. After trouncing Sydenhams Wessex League outfit Hamworthy United, 5-1 away from home, they now face a tough trip to Evo-Stik Southern Premier pacesetters Banbury United in second round qualifying on Saturday. Shane Cooper-Clark led the way at Hamworthy with …

Bridport and Cadbury Heath are the only Toolstation Western League clubs left in second round qualifying of The Emirates FA Cup Round, and it’s perhaps a shame that they have been drawn against each other. However, this should make for a cracking Cup-tie at St Mary’s Field on Saturday as they battle it out for …

Congratulations must go to the South West Peninsula League’s two remaining participants in this season’s Emirates FA Cup. Both Bodmin Town and Tavistock will be in the second qualifying round on Saturday after recording fine victories in the past week. Bodmin might have only won one League game but they returned from Sydenhams Wessex League …

LAST season’s Les James League Cup winners AEK Boco are out of the competition at the first round stage, losing 5-2 at Frampton United. United’s Shaun Lawson hit a hat-trick at the Bell Field, putting the home side ahead after just four minutes by turning in a cross from the flank. Lawson made it 2-0 …

PREMIER side St Austell have appointed Chris Knight as first-team manager, and he will be assisted by James Powell. The pair will be in charge for Tuesday’s home game against Ivybridge Town, and the club have thanked Phil Lafferty for stepping into the breach until the appointment was confirmed. West outfit Penzance have also parted …

SHEPTON Beauchamp deservedly lifted the first silverware of the season – the Chard Hospital Cup – with a five-goal power show that proved way too much for ten-man Perry Street Reserves at Chard Town’s Zembard Lane in the week. Shepton, ‘The Old Monsters’, attacked from the start and took the lead inside the first five …