All Whites battle to beat Lydney
Nov02

All Whites battle to beat Lydney

Newton Abbot “All Whites” had to battle both the conditions created by Storm Brian and a stubborn home side, who belied their lowly status, before recording their sixth win of the campaign. Before this trip to the Forest of Dean, Newton had been involved in high scoring encounters, anywhere between 59 and 95 points; this match was in stark contrast, though the visitors were more than happy with the low scoring outcome. Most of the...

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Maidenhead come from behind to beat Ivybridge
Oct19

Maidenhead come from behind to beat Ivybridge

Maidenhead welcomed Ivybridge to the Braywick Bowl, in possibly the first ever meeting between the two sides, if not, the first in a very long time. Ivybridge enter this game full of confidence, following 3 consecutive victories, including impressive away wins at Newbury, and Lydney. The match started well for Maidenhead, with their number 8, Dave Cole, going over for a try early in the first-half. However, Maidenhead immediately let...

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The Lambs take the honours in Dartmoor derby
Oct05

The Lambs take the honours in Dartmoor derby

The Lambs bounced back from their FA Cup disappointment by putting in a really good all round team performance. With Dave Hallett not available, Jake Miller returned to the starting line-up. It took Tavistock just five minutes to open the scoring when a good move caused panic in the visitors’ defence; two shots were blocked before the ball fell to Warren Daw who fired the ball home from 12 yards. Minutes later Dan Sullivan saw his...

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Globe-trotting for Okehampton club
Oct05

Globe-trotting for Okehampton club

There was a big weekend of races for Okehampton Running Club members who took part in events as far apart as Scotland and Paris, as well as many local races. The type of races encompassed just about everything from road races to fell races, multi-terrain runs and an extremely challenging ultramarathon. Nearest to home was the Barnstaple Marathon and Half Marathon. This race is now in its fourth year, and following feedback from...

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Tavistock Rugby get first home win
Sep21

Tavistock Rugby get first home win

Tavistock opened up their home campaign with a resounding victory over their Cornish opponents. In tricky conditions, Tavistock captain Schuttkacker opted to have the wind in his favour in the first half. That being said, Tavistock kept the majority of ball in hand and made good in-roads into the Cornish defence. It took only seven minutes until the ever impressive Mark Friend saw himself shunting past two would be tacklers to go in...

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Home Park scheme would pump £100m into economy
Sep21

Home Park scheme would pump £100m into economy

The redevelopment of the Home Park site, including a massive refurbishment of Plymouth Argyle’s Mayflower Stand, could also create over 400 new jobs. The first part of the hybrid application would see the redevelopment of Argyle’s Mayflower Stand and the building of an ice arena, with associated car parking, landscaping, public realm and highways access. Part two seeks permission for a mixed use development, including food and...

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