Football

The manager of Ottery St Mary has said confirmation the team will be in a much higher division next season is a reward for all the hard work gone in over the past years.

Ottery St Mary's future opponents have been revealed as confirmation they will play in the South and West Division of the new Devon Step 7 League.

Life in the South West Peninsular League Premier Division East could get off to a rocky start for Sidmouth as they face four away trips in their first five games.

Ottery St Mary Football Club will be preparing for life in a new division after their application to join the new Devon County Step 7 league was successful.

Sidmouth Town will begin life in the The South West Peninsula League Premier Division East with a trip to Torpoint Athletic on Saturday, August 10.

The season at Ottery St Mary Football Club may be over in terms of the on-pitch action from the men's, ladies' and youth teams, but the work is far from over with the awards night a week on Saturday (June 8) and the annual youth tournament being held over the weekend of June 22 and 23.

Exmouth Town are one of four new teams to be added to the Premier Division following their promotion.

The club will be holding a meeting this week and are encouraging interested members to attend.

Exeter City Football Club have announced the signing of 27-year-old defender Tom Parkes from Carlisle United.

The Exmouth Tigers Disability 5-a-side Football Club was formed four years ago.

Ottery Under-13s brought the curtain down on their first season in Division One of the Exeter and District Youth League with an awards presentation to honour the team's achievements.

Ottery St Mary Under-13s ended their impressive season in style with a 4-2 success against league champions Panthers.

Ottery St Mary's end-of-season disappointment was compounded by a Grandisson Cup final defeat against Kentisbeare on Wednesday night.

Sidmouth Warriors Under-13s wrapped up their 2018/19 Exeter and District Youth League campaign with a narrow 2-1 defeat to South Molton and a fine 3-1 success over Honiton.

Beer Albion Reserves, sponsored by Eden Vale Turf South West Ltd, completed their Macron League programme with a 5-2 defeat at home to Division Three runners-up University 4ths, writes Richard Honnor.

The season may be drawing to a close, but the work continues, on and off the Washbrook Meadow pitch in terms of first wrapping up things from this campaign and then looking ahead to the next one.

Ottery St Mary have ended the Macron League Division Three campaign as the fourth placed team and that represents real disappointment for Otters boss Dave Fairweather.

Sidmouth Town ended their 2018/19 South West Peninsula League Eastern Division campaign with a richly deserved point from a 3-3 draw with a Stoke Gabriel side that were presented with the championship trophy after the match at Manstone Lane.

Ottery Under-13s created a little piece of Ottery St Mary FC history last weekend as they became the first youth team from the club to win the Exeter and District Youth League Cup.

In front of a large Furzebrake crowd on the first Saturday in May, Beer Albion, who have as their main sponsor Edenvale Turf (SW) Ltd, completed their home fixtures with a magnificent defensive display to hold Macron Devon and Exeter Premier Division front-runners Exwick Villa to a 0-0 draw writes Richard Honnor.

Ottery Under-13s travel to Tiverton on Saturday for the final of the Exeter and District Youth League Cup.

Sidmouth Town bring the curtain down on their South West Peninsula League Eastern Division campaign tomorrow (Saturday) when they entertain a Stoke Gabriel side that will be presented with the Eastern Division title after the game.

Sidmouth Town Under 16s convincingly beat the Coaches 6-1 to win the Marriott Cup writes Jon Miller.

In the third edition of the Veterans' Cup, Sidmouth's fourth team stood in for the Veterans and defeated the Under 16s by three goals to one writes Jon Miller.

Ottery St Mary are at home tomorrow (Saturday) when they play their final game of the Macron League Division Three campaign, and the stakes really could not be any higher.

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