Late kick seals victory for Okes
Jan01

Late kick seals victory for Okes

Bracknell visited the Showground for the very first time, boasting a solid set piece they frustrated the Okes throughout and very nearly held on for what would’ve been a rare away win. Okes commenced up the slope, but were immediately disrupted when centre Bevon Armitage and flanker Ollie Frances clashed heads in a first minute double tackle attempt. Armitage was able to continue, but was obviously feeling the effects...

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Determined Withies storm New Cross
Dec07

Determined Withies storm New Cross

Withycombe put on 35 unanswered points in the second half against New Cross, to steer themselves to an eighth successive league win in South Devon. As the game kicked off, it was the home side of New Cross that showed the early initiative with some good pressure pinning Withies in their own half. However, an intercepted pass by the visitors’ Paddy Haddad saw the ball swiftly make its way towards the New Cross try line. It...

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Okes hold their nerve against Maidenhead
Nov07

Okes hold their nerve against Maidenhead

After last week’s disappointing showing, the Okes needed a strong performance back on home turf against first time visitors Maidenhead. The visitors received the kick off playing down the slope, an incline against which both sides would play better than when it was in their favour. Initial stages saw Maids threaten but Okes resisted and made their way upfield through various penalty awards. Okes were back on the attack themselves...

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Fun in the sun for the ORCs
Aug19

Fun in the sun for the ORCs

Six Okehampton runners enjoyed an evening’s racing over the moors at Merrivale when they took part in the Neolith Fell Race. Organised by Tavistock AC and Tamar Trail Runners, this race is only in its second year, but with the typical relaxed fell race atmosphere and lovely route it will doubtless increase in popularity. The course starts at the end of the Neolithic Stone Row across the road from the Dartmoor Inn and the runners...

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Dads and lads take on the world
May05

Dads and lads take on the world

A team made up of dads and lads from Chagford played what seemed to be an international football match last Saturday afternoon when they took on Sanctuary Stars. A football team made up of players from Somalia, Sudan, Iran, Gambia and Zimbabwe, led by former Gambian international James Jatta. The match had been organised by Bristol Hospitality Network (BHN) who help asylum seekers, and the people in Chagford who want to assist and...

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Okehampton take the title
Apr25

Okehampton take the title

The day of reckoning arrived and the boys in maroon and amber delivered. The club will now be playing level five rugby next season, for the first time in its illustrious history. What a remarkable season it’s been for the Okes. Needing two points to secure the title, to make Launceston’s result irrelevant and guarantee promotion, the boys travelled to the Rectory for a tough looking last fixture, the Plymouth side having...

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