It was a bad day for East Devon clubs in the South West Peninsula League League Cup – the Walter C Parsons Funeral Directors Cup - with Exmouth Town, Sidmouth Town and Axminster Town all being knocked out.
Exmouth Spartans lost their 100 per cent record this season as they went down to a 4-2 defeat at home to a Bravehearts side that they had beaten 3-0 in a Football Express Cup tie meeting just a fortnight before.
The past week saw three matches in the Budleigh Salterton Evening League, sponsored by Coast Wealth Management, and the signs are there that this could be a very competitive season, writes David Roberts.
Two goals from the ‘Mighty Finn’, Martin Finneron, ended Exmouth Town’s five game losing run as they battled to a narrow 2-1 victory over Stoke Gabriel under the Southern Road floodlights, writes John Dibsdall.
Budleigh Salterton Under-15s made their first appearance at Greenway Lane for an Exeter and District Youth League, KO Cup meeting with Sidmouth Town, and it all ended well with the young Robins’ securing a 2-1 win, writes SpursTom.
East Budleigh were made to rue a series of missed chances as visitors Axminster grabbed a point with the last kick of the match from the penalty spot in a Macron League Division Two contest that ended 2-2, writes Mark Auton.