Sidmouth Town boss speaks on potential divisional changes

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 - Credit: Archant

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…


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“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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