Ross Clotworthy's under 15s win the Twyford tournament

Created: Friday, 09 June 2017 08:59
Written by Tim Clotworthy

With the welcome return of Joe and Renz, Under 15s powered their way through their first tournament of the season winning the final on penalties, bring on the next tournament !

Central Under 8s do well at the twyford summer tournament

Created: Friday, 09 June 2017 08:56
Written by Tim Clotworthy

Central Under 8s progressed to the quarter final of the summer tournament at Twyford narrowly losing to the eventual winners of the tournament, please go to their page to see tournament team photo.

New Defribillator at King George

Created: Wednesday, 07 June 2017 11:33
Written by Tim Clotworthy

Central Football Club (FC) has been able to provide a defibrillator at its King George’s Playing Fields, close to Topsham Road. The equipment which has easy to follow instructions can emit an electric shock to revive people suffering from a heart attack. The machine only operates when it senses that the person is suffering a specific arrhythmia – an irregular heart beat associated with sudden heart failure.

DefribulatorCentral FC club chairman Nigel Parker unveiled the defibrillator at a special ceremony attended by young footballers from the club, along with representatives from Devon Football Association and South Western Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust. Nigel Parker said:

“As a club we regularly have more than 500 children and adults playing football here at King George’s Playing Fields, plus hundreds of the public watching or exercising their dogs, or just enjoying the parkland. Our football club cares for the playing fields, it is us who arrange and pay for the grass to be cut and for the changing rooms to be kept clean. Taking care of our visitors and users is something we also take very seriously.”

“Many people will remember the high-profile case of Fabrice Muamba – the Bolton Wanderers player who collapsed with heart failure while playing football against Spurs in 2012. In that instance quick medical care and the use of a defibrillator saved him. With so many local people using this community resource it made sense for us to guard against the worst possible outcome and try to fundraise for a defibrillator.”

Central FC undertook a sustained fundraising drive throughout 2016 and 2017, including a very successful quiz night held at Exeter City FC attended by more than 100 people and which raised more than £700. Their target was eventually achieved with the help of staff from South Western Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust.

Chris Crook, Assistant Community Responder Officer for the NHS Foundation Trust said:

“A colleague of mine plays for Central FC. He mentioned that the club wanted a defibrillator for the community and we were able to provide one for the club, along with the training that goes with it. The great thing about these machines is that they are designed to be used by anyone and are accessible 2 hours a day. They are something that sports clubs should look to get. We recommend that they be installed where there are big groups of people.”

Also attending the unveiling ceremony was Roland Brown, Director of Devon County Football Association (FA). He said:

“Installing a defibrillator is something we have done at our Devon County FA headquarters in Newton Abbot after we unfortunately suffered a fatality two years ago. It’s a big credit to Central FC. It’s one of the pieces of kit that you hope you never use, but if you use it just once then it’s been worth everything.”

The defibrillator at King George’s Playing Fields can be found in an unlocked cabinet at the main entrance to its sports pavilion, next to the main car park. 

Central Mens 1sts win 10-2 to keep their promotion drive on track

Created: Wednesday, 29 March 2017 09:49
Written by Tim Clotworthy

A combination of 7 first team and 7 second team players was enough to move comfortably passed bottom of the table Silverton with a 10-2 victory, best goal Harry Saunders volley from the edge of the box.

Central AC Under 13s secure their place in the Cup Final

Created: Tuesday, 21 March 2017 11:42
Written by Tim Clotworthy

AC played some excellent football to beat League 1 Brixington Blues 4-1 in the semi final under the flood lights at Ottery St Mary - well done Ollie and his team

Nick Horne scores a double hat trick for Mens 1sts

Created: Tuesday, 21 March 2017 11:11
Written by Tim Clotworthy

Nick Horne has picked up 10 goals in his last 2 games securing a 7-3 victory over Elmore 2nds and drawing 4-4 with top of the table Winkleigh.

Central United Under 12s remain top of League 2 with a win over the Panthers

Created: Tuesday, 21 March 2017 11:10
Written by Tim Clotworthy

An impressive 3-0 home win for United keeps them on top of League 2 

Ross Clotworthy scores to secure win against Dunkeswell

Created: Tuesday, 21 February 2017 11:19
Written by Tim Clotworthy

Central Mens 1st team secure a well deserved 3 points with a two nil away win against Dunkeswell with goals from Darren Lampitt and Ross Clotworthy with Ross commenting that it was one of the best goals he's scored in a Central shirt which means it must be a good one as he's played for Central now for 16 seasons since under 8s !!!

Managers Meeting

Created: Tuesday, 07 February 2017 13:33
Written by Tim Clotworthy

Managers Meeting will be held at 7pm on Tuesday 7th February at Exeter City St James Park - if you have anything to raise please let your manager know

Quiz Night Success

Created: Monday, 06 February 2017 19:42
Written by Tim Clotworthy

The quiz night raised a whopping £587 for the purchase of the defibrillator at King George – thanks to Nigel for organising and Exeter City FC for hosting.

Match report for Hemyock 21.1.17: Central 1sts 3 Hemyock 1

Created: Saturday, 21 January 2017 14:10
Written by Tim Clotworthy

A cold bitter Saturday afternoon did not offer the best conditions for football - and it looked like the 9 players unavailable for the firts were better off not featuring in this clash against 3rd in the League, Hemyock!

An emergency trip to the seconds dressing room provided us with a sub in Harry Saunders! Pete Weaver found himself surplus to requirements for the seconds, so doubled our bench. Due to the exceptional circumstances of so many players missing Ross Clotworthy decided on implementing the tried and tested 3-6-1 formation which has seen Central Rovers under 15s unbeaten in the League in nearly 3 years.

Our team consisted of Mike Davies in goal who was contacted the night before the game and valiantly stepped in to fill the big boots of Big J- a back 3 of Jordy Howler- Calsy Ellis and Joe Harrison, providing the width we had JP and Abez- CDM Stuey Hill- CMS were the leggy Steelio with the enforcer Ross next to him- Nick played CAM with the big boned boy himself Lamps leading the line.

The game started well with Central dominating the early exchanges. Central were first to the second balls and were defending solidily. Nick Horne made the break through with a double deflected finish to put Central into the lead. Central continued to work hard with Steelio and Rodders working hard to press their players. Cals, Joe and Jord were dealing with their players comfortably aswell. Stuey Hill offered a good screen in front of the back 3 and kept us ticking over. Nick Horne was tackled badly by their captain to receive a shoulder injury that ended his game (hopefully not the rest of the season). So 30 mins in we were 1-0 up but reduced to 1 sub (Pete) and Nick off the pitch not looking promising !

It looked like everything was against us! And this was confirmed by a horrific dive in the area by one of their players for a dubious pen - Mike Davies stood up to the test though and pulled off a stunning save to his right - forcing the ball over his bar! Central rallied to the end of the

half- with Hemyock unable to make the break through.

The second half continued with more of the same, Central staying compact and with heroic performances all over the pitch. Jordy Howler looked comfortable at RCB and Cals swept everything up that came his way. Big tackles were flying in left right and centre aswell. Rodders was unfairly booked for a fair challenge on their centre mid. Apparently an accumulation of bad tackles were to blame! Abez found their centre backs chest - by throwing the ball at him from point blank! This earnt him and yellow! (makes a change from his usual late tackles mind you) Luckily the composure was kept and JP's barnstorming run down the right was met by Lampitt who placed the ball in the corner of the goal to make it 2-0! Harry Saunders made a positive impact and was full of running which gave Central a good outlet!

Hemyock pulled one back from a pin point free kick which was never a foul!

Cals picked up a caution whilst trying to explain to the ref if you get the ball it's not a foul!

Central kept their heads, however and despite an awful tackle by their captain on Rodders, the ball managed to find it's way to Harry Saunders who delightfully chipped the ball over there keeper to round off the win! In all the years I've been involved in football this has to be right up there with the best of the matches. The way we were so short on players and still managed to get the win was a testament to everyone that played!

Written by Ross Clotworthy

Central Mens 1sts win 5- 0 over Dunkeswell

Created: Sunday, 23 October 2016 21:37
Written by Tim Clotworthy

Four goals from in form Nick Horne and one from George Otton kept the 1sts unbeaten league and cup run going. Special mention to Jamie Chudley for keeping a clean sheet for his debut in goal.

Central United under 12s beat Westexe 5-1

Created: Wednesday, 12 October 2016 19:38
Written by Tim Clotworthy

A solid team performance from United to moving them to 5th in the table

Central United Under 14s win 7-0 in the Cup

Created: Wednesday, 12 October 2016 19:30
Written by Tim Clotworthy

Jon Gray's United progressed to the next round of the Cup with a solid 7-0 win against a spirited Lympstone Rangers team, jon keen as ever to play the passing game his team are full of confidence and are enjoying their football

Central keeps growing !!

Created: Wednesday, 12 October 2016 19:06
Written by Tim Clotworthy

The Club now have over 300 players registered from 6 year olds to 50 year olds with teams from under 8s through to under 18s and now two mens teams, as a voluntary organisation the managers and the committee put an incredible amount of work into the Club - bring on the new season !!

Central Mens 1st Team unbeaten in League and Cup

Created: Wednesday, 12 October 2016 19:00
Written by Tim Clotworthy

The Clubs mens 1st team has had a great start to the season winning all league games and advancing through the first rounds of the County and East Devon Cups convincingly.

New Website almost ready

Created: Wednesday, 05 October 2016 17:39
Written by Al Findlay

We're close to launch, please feel free to get in touch if you have any feedback about the new site!


Created: Tuesday, 28 June 2016 18:40




Central FC AGM set for Monday 4th July at Royal Oak, Exminster

Created: Friday, 17 June 2016 11:14

The Club's AGM has been set for Monday 4th July at The Royal Oak, Exminster kick off 7.30pm please come along and support the hard working committee move the Club to the next level.

Central Mens win the Geary Cup 2-1 AET !!!

Created: Tuesday, 24 May 2016 09:40

What a fantastic team performance, the lads did the Club proud, with Nick Horne scoring his 52nd goal of the season and Ryan Grey the winner what an amazing result to finish off a great season - well done to all

Central Mens Presentation to be held at the Royal Oak, Exminster Saturday evening 21st May

Created: Friday, 20 May 2016 08:54

Due to the Men's team having to fulfill a fixture they couldn't make the Central FC presentation day so have booked the Royal Oak Exminster, 7.15pm kick off please come along to support the mens team, Thanks Tim

Central Mens Cup Final Saturday 21st May 2.30pm Kick Off Please come and show your support

Created: Friday, 20 May 2016 08:48

Central Mens have their cup final Saturday 21st at St Martins Ground Exminster 2.30pm kick off against Pinhoe, please come and show your support. Entry £3 for adults, OAPs £2 and children under 16 free, please come and support us. Tim

Central FC's awards ceremony a rip roaring success !!!

Created: Wednesday, 11 May 2016 10:44

Over 400 players friends and family attended a packed awards ceremony at the Grand Marque at Exeter City's St James Park, the Club were priviledged to have two outstanding guests of honour in Sam Gallagher ex Central player now signed for Southampton FC and Helen Kukor ex Central FC who has played for England University team, Devon under 18s and now plays for Exeter City ladies team. 



Central Rovers Under 14s crowned League 1 Champions

Created: Wednesday, 11 May 2016 10:41

Ross Clotworthy's Rovers finished off a fantastic season with a 6-0 win against Westexe with a Rory Gillen hat trick to become League 1 champions winning evey league game scoring 143 and conceding only 18 !! Unbelievable, well done Rovers !!!!!

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