Local Football


Last weekend’s Throgmorton Devon Premier Cup third round matches saw two Peninsula sides go out to opposition from the feeder leagues. Crediton United lost 3-2 at home to South Devon Premier League side Watcombe Wanderers while Holsworthy went down 1-0 at home to Macron Devon & Exeter Premier League leaders Elmore. Two other Peninsula sides …

Taunton Town Peacocks battling well on all fronts Taunton Town have landed the Evo-Stik League South, West’s ‘Club of the Month’ accolade for October. Driven on by their manager Leigh Robinson, Town scooped a second such prize for this season as they progressed in the BigFreeBet.Com Challenge Cup and Buildbase FA Trophy. Slough Town and …

HONITON Town must begin the search for a new manager just 14 matche into their debut season in the South West Peninsula league. ‘The Hippos’ currently sit 13th in the 17-team Division One East as the news was announced yesterday that Paul Ashford would be stepping down as manager. A startment on the club’s website …

THE Vikings and The Tigers battled it out in a thrilling encounter at Manstone Lane last night that had drama from the first to the last minute. Ax went into the game severely depleted and missing the injured quartet of Callum Garrett (groin), Mark Scott (groin), Mark Smale (ankle) and Gary Spiller (ill) while player-manager …

WEYMOUTH’S superb run of six consecutive victories was brought to an end by a determined Frome Town at the Bob Lucas Stadium last night (Tuesday) writes Stuart Broom. WEYMOUTH failed to reach the heights of their recent performances that had seen them equal a run of victories last achieved almost five years ago, conceding a soft …

A LOW key first half saw Axminster Town on the back foot and trailing 1-0 at the break against a well drilled Teignmouth side at Tiger Way last night. THE Tigers came into the game without injured skipper Callum Garrett (groin) and vice captain Darren Hutchings (hamstring) so Mark Scott, who himself came through a …

Newent Town have been excluded from the Gloucestershire Northern Senior League after losing out on a vote by the narrowest of margins. Newent faced a motion brought about by the League’s management committee to remove them from the competition. It was claimed by the League’s committee that Newent were fielding a weaker side in the …

Lydney Town club captain and former ‘Player of the Year’ award winner Jamie Addis has left the club to take up a management position in local football in the Forest of Dean. Addis, who has also played for Ellwood and Westfields, has been at Lydney for the past five years, leading them to trophy success …