Sidmouth Town boss speaks on potential divisional changes

PUBLISHED: 14:13 12 January 2018 | UPDATED: 14:13 12 January 2018

Sidmouth Town at home to Honiton Town. Ref shsp 50-17TI 4818. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Town at home to Honiton Town. Ref shsp 50-17TI 4818. Picture: Terry Ife


Sidmouth Town manager Josh Stunell has mixed feelings about any restructuring of the SWP League Eastern Division.

He is certainly not one to be concerned about the current set-up and the travelling, which takes his team to North Devon to face the likes of Torridgeside, Ilfracombe and Appledore.

The Town boss says: “For my money, an element of travelling in the season is important in as much as it offers an opportunity to take the lads away on a coach or a mini bus, which always enhances club spirit.”

He continued: “I do feel that if we look to make things ‘too local’ we may find a watering down of quality, which would be a bad thing in my book.”

Stunell continued: “The thing is, the Macron League Premier Division top three could certainly step up into the SWP League and compete, but I am not so sure about there being sufficient numbers of players to support too many teams at the same standard of the game, coming from a small area. That said, I guess it’s a case of progress…

“Whatever happens, we, here at Manstone Lane, will continue to work on the basis of being one club with a mission to bring talented young players through our ranks and into senior football.”

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