Local Football


THE opening day of the season proved a damp squib with both of last Monday’s Chard Hospital Cup first-round games being cancelled. Uplyme were already through to Thursday’s second-round clash with Chard Rangers, as Hawkchurch failed to get their paperwork submitted in time, and they were joined by Perry Street Reserves who were awarded free …

BRIDPORT’S 5-1 reverse at the hands of Willand Rovers last night hinged on a five-minute spell either side of half time that led to the Bees tasting defeat for the first time this season writes Stuart Broom. Bridport 1 Willand Rovers 5 Toolstation Western League Premier Division – att; 133 UNTIL then both sides had …

CHARD Town were denied a first win of the season by an injury time penalty at Zembard Lane last night. Chard Town 2 Roman Glass St George 2 Tool station Western League Division One – att; 80 CHARD, kicking up the slope, had the better of the first 20 minutes creating three half chances. Steve Friend’s …

Bridport 1 St Austell 0 FA Cup Extra Qualifying Round replay – att; 212 A SUPERB Ed Butcher strike saw Bridport advance into the next round of the FA Cup in a pulsating game at St Mary’s last night writes Stuart Broom. This Extra Preliminary Round replay following a 1-1 draw in Cornwall on Saturday …

Chard Town 1 Wincanton Town 3 Toolstation Western League Division One – att; 125 A SUPERB hat-trick from Wincanton striker Marcus Cook last night (Wednesday) left Chard Town still searching for their first point of the season. All looked good for the Robins in the early stages as, boosted by the slope, they took the …

HAVING moved from the much-loved home at Sector Lane in 2015, Axminster Football Club are about to embark on their second full season at their new £1million-plus ground and clubhouse at Tiger Way, just off the Chard Road. Moving from Sector Lane was a wrench for many, such was its iconic status in local football. But …