Local Football


HOLT United have appointed former player Phil Brown for a second spell as manager as they look to build on their fifth place finish in the Dorset Premier League last season. Brown has been already been busy boosting his squad bringing in Shane Jackson, Connor Doe from newly crowned Wessex Premier League champions Blackfield & …

SOUTH West Peninsula League East Division club Galmpton & Roselands FC have been informed by previous manager Simon Walker that he is unable to continue in the hot seat and has resigned. Therefore they are looking for a manager or player/manager for the SWP East Division first team. Applications and enquiries (in confidence) please to …

THE addition of three new teams at it’s AGM has seen the Perry Street & District League buck the current trend for leagues struggling to keep their membership numbers up. Applications from Crewkerne Rangers 3rds, Ilminster Town B and Merriott Wildcats were approved at the well attended meeting held at Perry Street Club last night …

CHRIS Beer has been appointed as the new Feniton FC manager at the club’s recent AGM with previous incumbent Mark Kingdon, who steered the team to 11th place in the Devon & Exeter League last season, now in place as his assistant along with Chris Wilkins. The Reserve team, eighth in the D&E Division Four …

SIDMOUTH Town have filled the gap left by the resignation of Josh Stunell in mid-May by appointing Richard Pears as the new first team manager at Manstone Road. Pears, who played 60 times for Exeter City in the mid 1990s, has previously managed Exmouth Town in two separate spells and also held the reins at …

DAN Murnane is to continue as Millwey Rise first team manager for the club’s 60th anniversary season. Murnane (32) led Rise to a second successive fifth place finish in the Devon & Exeter League last season having previously led the Millwey Reserves team for a season and a half. Murnane said: I’m proud once again …

SHAFTESBURY Football Club have announced the successful agreement of a 25-year lease with Shaftesbury Town Council for their Coppice Street home. Rockies’ Chairman Steve Coffen said: “We’re extremely happy with this news, it allows us to put many disastrous years behind us. Moving forward, it creates a massive stability for the club, we can now …

HISTORY was made at Lyme Regis Football Club’s AGM last week when Howard Larcombe became the longest serving chairman in the club’s 133-year existence. Now in his 11th year at the helm, Larcombe (53) – a former player and manager – has overseen the club’s progression in moving both the first and reserve teams up …