The festive period is traditionally the time when the football season reaches its halfway mark and this year it marks the run-in to what is being seen as a major overhaul of football at the lower level.
Exeter Falcons are holding a special event towards the end of January and anyone perhaps looking for a last-minute festive gift for a speedway fan could do a lot worse than purchase an advanced sales ticket for the event.
East Budleigh Chess Club players managed to combine Christmas shopping and chess on their first ever fixture to Barnstaple, to contest a match in the Schofield division of the Devon County Chess Association.
The golfers in Sidmouth’s annual Turkey Trot competition, sponsored by Drews of Sidbury, had mixed fortunes with the weather, some getting a heavy downpour early afternoon to contend with, writes Hugh Dorliac.
The Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) ladies’ 1st XI ended the first half of their Sedgemoor Division Two campaign on a high, beating Exe III 3-1 to complete the first half of their Petroc Division One campaign sitting third in the table, having won seven of their 11 games so far.
Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) men’s 1st XI suffered only their second defeat of the league campaign and surrendered top spot in the Southern One table as they went down to the side that sat second at the start of the game, Taunton Vale, losing 4-1 at the Somerset side.
The first Cornish meeting of the point-to-point season attracted horses from the Midlands and South Wales as well as a good contingent of local pointers to make up a healthy total of 51 runners for the seven races on the Royal Cornwall Showground, writes Granville Taylor.
Sidmouth Chiefs have reached the halfway stage of the league competition with an eleven-point lead over nearest rivals St Austell, who suffered a single point defeat at Kingsbridge, thanks to a bonus point win against old rivals Paignton, writes Terry O’Brien.
In local sport on the second Saturday of December Sidmouth Chiefs chalked up another win, but Sidmouth Town were beaten. However the Town second team retain a ‘vice-like’ grip on the Devon Senior Cup and Ottery St Mary won another Macron League Premier Division game.
Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) ladies 2nd XI remain second and are still one of just two teams still to lose in the Sedgemoor Division Two this season after they were 3-0 winners against White Eagles III.