Local Football


HAWKCHURCH United FC are seeking a new manager for the 2018/19 season following the resignation of Martin Bright. A club spokesman said: “We have a fantastic committee who will offer their full support and we hope to find someone who can be fully committed to the progression of the team.” Bright led the Hawks for …

Allendale FC marked their 50th anniversary season in some style by beating Alderholt 4-1 with goals from Carl Fleet (2), Aaron Simkins and Richard Stevens to secure the Bankes Cup. The original Bankes Football Cup (donated by Walter Bankes of Kingston Lacy House) was first contested back in 1889 by Poole Town and Blandford football …

Heavitree United Reserves 1 Lyme Regis 2 Grandisson Cup Final (at Ottery St Mary FC) A goal eight minutes from time by Ruben Rogel saw Lyme Regis take the Grandisson Cup into Dorset for the first time in it’s 60th year history. The Spanish striker collected a neat diagonal pass from Man-of-the-Match Ben Vine and …

CHARD Rangers have appointed Luke Chubb as their new first team manager. Chubb was confirmed in the role at the club’s recent AGM and replaces Kev Bird. Bird had the difficult job of leading a team who had suffered a mass exodus of players having won promotion back to the Perry Street League Division One. …

THERE are many clubs at the same step level as the Western League who are content to amble along year on year, occasionally throwing a tin of paint over the clubroom walls or patching up the stand only when it shows signs of giving up the ghost but, happily, the absolute reverse is the case …

Budleigh Salterton 2 Sidmouth Town 3 Morrison Bell Cup Final (at Ottery St Mary FC) Three goals in a remarkable opening six minutes proved just enough to earn Sidmouth Town their 13th triumph in the 98-year-old Morrison Bell Cup final at Ottery St Mary’s Washbrook Meadows Ground on Tuesday evening. Budleigh Salterton came in to …

DONYATT United players celebrate after beating Netherbury Reserves 6-5 in the recent John Fowler Cup final at Halstock. The win completes a superb season for Donyatt who also lifted the Bill Bailey cup and clinched promotion to the Perry Street League Division Two in only their second season. A double from Adam Tovey put them …

Sydenhams Wessex Premier League outfit Portland United have appointed Brendon King as the Blues’ new manager. King, who oversaw Hamworthy United to fifth in the Wessex Premier last season, is joined by assistant-manager Mark Carter. The duo replace the interim management line-up of Gary Bailey and coaches Stuart Heath and Chris Wilson. A statement on …