Football

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East Devon has four teams currently playing their football in the Fresha Devon and Exeter League.

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With the first Saturday in February providing a washout across the Fresha Devon and Exeter League it means plenty more re-arranging of fixtures for club secretaries.

Another Saturday washout

Sunday, February 7, 2016
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Another soggy Saturday means more fixture re-arranging!

Wet Wet Wet now appearing at Honiton Football Club. Ref mhsp 0055-01-16SH. Photo Simon Horn

The first Saturday of February was a complete washout across the football and rugby divide in terms of East Devon Clubs.

Newton Poppleford reach the half way stage of their Fresha League Three campaign when they travel to Clyst Valley Reserves tomorrow (Saturday).

Ottery St Mary made it two wins out of two matches under the management of Dave Fairweather when they won 3-1 at Otterton, ending the hosts’ eight game unbeaten season in the process.

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Sidmouth Town head for Okehampton Argyle on Saturday (February 6) with very nearly the strongest squad that manager Josh Stunell has been able to field this season.

Sidmouth’s two Under-9 teams met each other for their latest action and the contest proved to be ever bit as exciting as an in-house derby meeting ought to be.

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Exeter City is seeking talented young footballers to join their Development Centre at Exmouth.

The Morrison Bell, Grandisson and Golesworthy cups committee have set their Annual General Meeting date.

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Beer Albion went down 3-0 in their Fresha league Premier Division meeting with Chard Town Reserves at Furzebrake, writes Mike Adkin.

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Sidmouth Town are hopeful that leading scorer Cameron Vere will be fit for the game at Bovey Tracey tomorrow (Saturday), writes Steve Birley.

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Ottery St Mary recorded the Fresha League’s ‘result of the day’ when they became the first team to defeat Uplowman, writes Steve Birley.

Otterton moved nine points clear at the top of Fresha League Division Five with a fine 4-2 success at Starcross.

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Sidmouth Raiders Under-9s were big winners over Cullompton when they played their first match since the festive break.

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Sidmouth Warriors Under-8s had mixed fortunes in their latest Exeter and District Youth League outings against teams from Cullompton as they lost by a four goal margin and then promptly won by a similar margin.

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Sidmouth Under-14s shared ten goals with West Exe in a thrilling Exeter and District Youth League meeting played at Sidford.

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Footballers young and old across the area will be hoping the final Saturday of January sees them in action.

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Beer Albion Reserves, without a win since October last year, pulled off an excellent 3-2 win against fourth-placed Kentisbeare in a Fresha League Division Five match at the Furzebrake on Saturday, writes Richard Honnor.

Colyton played Exmouth Ammies at the Warren View ground on Saturday. Ref mhsp 1760-03-16SH. Photo Simon Horn

It was another soggy Saturday for senior and junior footballers on the fourth Saturday of January.

Ottery St Mary will be led for the first time on Saturday (January 23), by a new manager, with Dave Fairweather the man in charge, writes Steve Birley.

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Sidmouth Town entertain Galmpton United on Saturday (January 23) and the visitors are arguably the form team in the South West Peninsula League, Eastern Division, writes Steve Birley.

Football on pitch

Sidmouth Warriors Under-10s were good value for a 2-1 success in the Exeter and District Youth League KO Cup second round tie with hosts Twyford Spartans.

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Sidmouth Warriors Under-8s had mixed fortunes when they made their first appearance since the Christmas holidays.

Ottery St Mary Under-10s eased into the quarter-finals of the Devon Cup with a 2-0 victory over Brixington.

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