Local Football


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 …

WHAT started with preliminary rounds on the playing fields of Woodroffe School in September recently culminated in West Dorset-based Charmouth Primary School coming joint third in the national finals for small schools. The school represented Dorset at the south west finals in Bristol four weeks ago and, after having beaten Wiltshire 2-0 with goals from …

HONITON Town have wasted little time following the departure of the management duo of Graham Bedford and Alan Long who saw the first team through to the end of the season just finished having joined in November 2017. The South West Peninsukla League Division One (east) club has returned to Kev Blackwell and assistant Nick …

HONITON Town FC have begun the search for a new manager after confirmation that the pairing of Graham Bedford and Alan Lewis had left the club. A club statement read: “The club would like to thank Graham Bedford and Alan Lewis for all their efforts as first team manager and coach, who have now left …

TAUNTON Town, the Southern League Division One West champions, have unveiled plans to develop their ground at the Viridor Stadium. Taunton romped to the title by a record 19-point margin and are aiming to climb further up the footballing pyramid in years to come. While plans for the stadium are at an early stage, chairman …

UPLYME Football club have been boosted by the news that their management duo of Stuart Wooster and Pete Blandamer will be continuing in the dug-out at Venlake. The pair, who previously led the East Devon club’s now defunct reserve team to third place in the Perry Street League Division Three and to two cup finals, …

GERARD Hitchcock has been appointed as the new manager of Lyme Regis Football Club. Hitchcock (42), who managed the Seasiders Reserves for 10 years, was installed at the club’s AGM on Tuesday night and will be assisted by Mark Bevis and Mark Bailey. Bailey did an excellent job as interim player-manager after previous incumbent Robin …