The penultimate Saturday of August was not a good day for our local football teams with Sidmouth Town and Ottery St Mary both suffering defeated in their respective league outings while Sidmouth Town Reserves were thrashed 10-0 in their league game.
Following Ottery St Mary's Scott Richards Solicitors Devon League South & West opening day defeat, a 3-0 home reversal at the hands of Totnes & Dartington, we caught up with team boss Dave Fairweather.
Beer Albion, sponsored by Edenvale Turf (SW) Ltd , came from 2-0 down to beat host Hatherleigh 3-2 in a thrilling opening match of the 2019/10 Macron Devon and Exeter League season, writes Richard Honnor.
Beer Albion FC have appointed Mark Rooke and Alan Potter as co-managers for the 2019/2020 season with the pair taking over from player-manager Richard Walker, who has decided to step down after being at the helm for the past four seasons, writes Richard Honnor.
Sidmouth Town were dealt a blow on the eve of the new South West Peninsula League campaign when Martyn Hancock, who had been appointed captain to lead the senior side into their new life as a Premier East side, decided he could not commit for the season and has left the club.