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Former Ivybridge player-coach Paterson links up with Parkes at Oaks
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Former Ivybridge player-coach Paterson links up with Parkes at Oaks

FORMER Ivybridge player-coach Lewis Paterson has joined ambitious Plymstock Albion Oaks ahead of the 2022-23 season. Paterson will link up with his former Devon colleague Dan Parkes, who is head coach at the Horsham Fields club. Paterson, who will be a player-coach at Oaks, has been playing for South West Premier side Brixham after a … Continue reading

ATHLETICS: Fileman moves to the top of the UK rankings with big PB
Athletics

ATHLETICS: Fileman moves to the top of the UK rankings with big PB

THERE were a number of big personal bests and national standard performances from athletes from the region at the weekend. Tavistock’s Edward Fileman moved to the top of the UK under-20 discus rankings with a massive PB of 52.97m at the Loughborough Outdoor Open Meeting. That was nearly three metres more than he had thrown … Continue reading

GALLERY: Success for Ivybridge, Tavistock and Sharks at Devon colts finals
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GALLERY: Success for Ivybridge, Tavistock and Sharks at Devon colts finals

IVYBRIDGE, Tavistock and Albion Sharks all picked up trophies at the Devon colts cup finals, which were held at Kingsbridge on Sunday. Ivybridge showed their strength to claim the main cup with a convincingly 42-19 victory over Barnstaple. The first half was quite close, but the Bridgers totally pulled away in the second period to … Continue reading

WOMEN’S FOOTBALL: Argyle can secure their safety in midweek match at Saltash
Football

WOMEN’S FOOTBALL: Argyle can secure their safety in midweek match at Saltash

PLYMOUTH Argyle will guarantee their survival in the FA Women’s National League Southern Division if they pick up a point on Thursday against Bridgwater United at Kimberley Stadium (7.45pm). The Pilgrims virtually made sure of another year in the third tier of women’s football in England by beating bottom side Hounslow 5-0 at Manadon on … Continue reading

RUGBY REPORTS: Devonport Services dig deep to secure promotion with win in Cornwall
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RUGBY REPORTS: Devonport Services dig deep to secure promotion with win in Cornwall

DEVONPORT Services will be joining Ivybridge at level five next season after securing promotion from South West One West with a nerve-wracking 24-22 win away at St Austell on Saturday. Services headed down to Cornwall knowing a bonus point victory would guarantee them a top two finish. And they did just that thanks to tries … Continue reading

RUGBY PREVIEWS: Devonport Services ready for promotion showdown with St Austell
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RUGBY PREVIEWS: Devonport Services ready for promotion showdown with St Austell

DEVONPORT Services face one of the biggest league games in their history on Saturday when they travel across the Tamar to play St Austell. Services know a five-point victory at Tregorrick Park will guarantee them either the title or runners-up spot in South West One West. A draw would also be good enough for promotion, … Continue reading

GALLERY: Tavistock survive late scare to edge out Saltash in Lockie Cup final
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GALLERY: Tavistock survive late scare to edge out Saltash in Lockie Cup final

TAVISTOCK won the Lockie Cup for the first time in 25 years on Wednesday night when they edged out Cornwall/Devon League rivals Saltash 31-25 in an entertaining and fast-paced final at the Rectory. In front of a good crowd, Tavistock had gone 31-13 up with just over 15 minutes to play, but Saltash finished really … Continue reading

GALLERY: Devonport Services’ old guard turn on the style to lift the Ellis Trophy
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GALLERY: Devonport Services’ old guard turn on the style to lift the Ellis Trophy

A NUMBER of former Devonport Services favourites turned the clock back on Wednesday night to help the club’s third team win the Ellis Trophy at the Rectory. The side, captained by Matt Anstis, comfortably beat Tavistock IIs 52-19. There was no shortage of experience in the Services’ third string. As well as Anstis, the team … Continue reading