Local Football


PORTLAND United Reserves begin life in the Dorset Premier League with a new face on the sidelines. Former Chickerell United manager Steve Coward joins the Blues second string’s current management team of Justin Faulkner and Steve Spearing as the team heads up into the Dorset Premier League after their place was confirmed at the DPL’s …

NEW Misterton player manager Paul McCormack is beginning to put together his plans for the upcoming season as the club aims to progress in the future. McCormack, who was a member of the Crewkerne Rangers side that won promotion from the Perry Street League Division Two and also lifted the Tommy Tabberer and Jack Venn …

AXMINSTER Town signed two new players for their upcoming South West Peninsula League Division One (East) campaign at their first pre-season training session at Tiger Way on Tuesday evening. Nathan Antat and goalkeeper Ashley Smith put pen to paper to rejoin their former Sidmouth Town manager Josh Stunell wjo is now joint boss at Tiger …

WESTLAND Sports FC Alan Lamont was selected by his peers as the Dorset Premier League’s Secretary of the Year and collected his award from Chairman Mick Mock at the DPL AGM held at Sturminster Newton FC. Mr Lamont also runs the club’s website which was voted best in the league and the matchday programme which …

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 …