Local Football


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 …

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 …