Okehampton finish season in style
May02

Okehampton finish season in style

Visitors Keynsham arrived just three days after losing in their County Cup final, and they unsurprisingly failed to keep pace with a lively Okes performance that had the large President’s day crowd fully entertained throughout. Once more the Okes won the toss and played up the slope in the first forty. After a few early nervous moments the Okes soon settled and they weren’t to be denied, and their early ascendancy was...

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Triads And Lambing
Apr18

Triads And Lambing

Chelsea legend: Mick Fillery What connects the Chinese Triads and lambing on Dartmoor? Well, it turns out, Mick Fillery. A man who once played for a football team in Hong Kong, owned by members of the Chinese criminal class, is now settled on Dartmoor, helping to run Chagford’s local football team. The team talks in Hong Kong consisted of being incentivised with a ‘100 dollar’ to win (Mick affected his best Chinese accent at this...

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Frustrating defeat for Ivybridge
Apr18

Frustrating defeat for Ivybridge

Ivybridge made a great start against Camborne by scoring after less than three minutes when Billy Pinkus crossed in the right corner after some good patient play from kick-off. Eight minutes later, Ivybridge had collected a second try when they took a short clever line-out and flanker Ben King charged over to score. Mitch Pinkus added the conversion to make it 12-3. David Mankee cut the gap four minutes later with a penalty before...

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Chiefs bring home the silverware
Apr05

Chiefs bring home the silverware

Premiership champions Exeter added the Anglo-Welsh Cup to their trophy cabinet with a commanding 28-11 victory against Bath at Kingsholm. A first-half double from hooker Jack Innard and lock Toby Salmon’s try had the Chiefs 25-8 ahead by half-time. Cooper Vuna’s try and two Freddie Burns penalties were Bath’s only scores. Exeter, in their fourth consecutive final, made sure they added to their 2014 title with 13...

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Bryony Frost becomes first ever  ambassador for Jockey Club
Feb23

Bryony Frost becomes first ever ambassador for Jockey Club

Fast-rising star jockey Bryony Frost has been announced as a group-wide ambassador for Jockey Club Racecourses. Buckfastleigh-based Bryony has lit up British racecourses this season with a string of brilliant rides, her first Grade 1 victory and a winning smile to match, helping her to become one of the most popular faces in the sport. The partnership is the first of its kind for Jockey Club Racecourses, which stages the likes of The...

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Sixty years on
Jan26

Sixty years on

The Munich Air Disaster Changed Football After the War, under their inspiring Scottish manager Matt Busby Manchester United became one of the most brilliant and exciting football teams in England. They won the FA Cup in 1948 and in 1957 the young ‘Busby babes’ were the first English Club to enter the European Cup. The following year, on the 6 February 1958, on the way back from Yugoslavia and a 3-3 draw with Red Star...

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