Local Football


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 …

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 …