Colyton and Villa set to go clear
Joint leaders seeking New rear victories to open a gap at the top
Both Colyton and Exwick Villa have the chance to break away from their other title rivals when they kick off the New year on their own parade. Colyton with the sllght advantage of goals difference are at home to Witheridge, while the Villa play host to bottom of the table Okehampton Argyle.
Neither Newtown or Cronies are in action, so Lyme Regis could move up to fourth if they win at Topsham Town.
Upottery have the chance to press their claim when they welcome Beer Albion and Clyst Valley can also closeup if they win at home to Feniton.
Heavitree United complete the Premier programme with a visit from Seaton Town.
Division One leaders Kentisbeare face the journey to Hatherleigh Town in what could be match of the day, but focus away from the league is the much delayed Firewatch Devon Senior cup clash between Lapford and Crediton United as the pair seek a quarter final place
There are also three Devon Intermediate cup fourth round ties held over from December. Dunkeswell Rovers face Elmore at Bickleighs Happy Meadows, Spreyton make the journey to Holsworthys Upcott Fields, and Sidmouth Town have the longest trek away to Appledore Lions. Success for the trio would book a quarter final slot in February.
There is also a Football Express Cup clash between Cheriton Fitzpaine and Bravehearts on offer.
Back to league action Division Two leaders Royal Oak have a tough meeting away at Thorverton who cannot really afford to lose if they wish to press their claim for the title. Unbeaten Whipton & Pinhoe are at Uplowman Athletic who have been showing signs of improvement after a poor start to the season.
Division Three’s big game is between East Budleigh and Ottery St Mary which has added impetus being a local derby, as are the meetings between Newton St Cyres and Sandford, and Otterton at home to Budleigh Salterton.
The leading pair in Division Four Alphington and Elmore have home advantage against Sampford Peverell and Millwey Rise respectively and throughout Divisions Five to Eight are some exciting fixtures to kick start the New Year.
Wherever your saturday takes you the Macron Devon & Exeter League wishes everyone a Happy New Year.
Tomorrows full programme
Exwick Villa v Okehampton Argyle
Heavitree United v Seaton Town
Topsham Town v Lyme Regis
Upottery v Beer Albion
Chagford v Chard Town
Hatherleigh Town v Kentisbeare
Sidmouth Town v Wellington Town
Bow AAC v Honiton Town
Halwill v Dawlish Town
Newtown v Tipton St John
Priory v Axminster Town
Thorverton v Royal Oak
Uplowman Athletic v Whipton & Pinhoe
Axmouth United v Clyst Valley
Beer Albion v Tedburn St Mary
East Budleigh v Ottery St Mary
Lympstone v Winchester
Newton St Cyres v Sandford
Otterton v Budleigh Salterton
Alphington v Sampford Peverell
Elmore v Millwey Rise
Feniton v St Martins
Lyme Regis v Hemyock
Teignmouth v Halwill
Winkleigh v Pinhoe
Central v Bampton
Cranbrook v Awliscombe United
Exmotuh Spartans v Culm United
Starcross Generals v Upottery
Westexe Park Rangers v Devon Yeoman
Amory Park Rangers v Colyton
Bradninch Town v Silverton
Kentisbeare v Lapford
Seaton Town v Offwell Rangers
Willand XI v Spreyton
Witheridge v Chagford
Culm United v Cowick Barton
Kenn Valley United v Broadclyst
Okehampton Argyle v HT Dons
Pinhoe v Otterton
Sidmouth Ton v Bickleigh
The Village Inn v East Budleigh
Exmouth Town v Priory
Dawlish United v Central
Honiton Town v Bradninch Villa
Millwey Rise v Amory Green Rovers
Sandford v Lympstone
Tedburn St Mary v Topsham Town
FIREWATCH DEVON SENIOR CUP
Lapford v Crediton United
A & S PAVING DEVON INTERMEDIATE CUP
Dunkeswell Rovers v Elmore (at Bickleigh)
Holsworthy v Spreyton(at Spreyton)
Sidmouth Town v Appledore Lions (at Appledore)
FOOTBALL EXPRESS CUP
Cheriton Fitzpaine v Bravehearts
Friday 4th January 2019