Local Football


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 …

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 …