Premier really boiling up on day of shocks and surprises
Gods of thunder end Whiptons incredible unbeaten run
Premier leaders Exwick Villa hit seven without reply against their visitors from the Valley, but life was not so easy elsewhere. Main rivals Newtown had to dig deep to come from behind to beat Witheridge 2-1, Cronies grabbed a time added on winner after missing a penalty to notch the same scoreline at Lyme while Colyton hopes were blunted by a derby defeat at Beer after coming back twice.
Big score wins for Feniton and Upottery, and a cracker at Seaton leaves Topsham still on the bottom rung.
All three away teams in Division One get maximum points, but what a day for shocks in Division Three. Thorverton steal the limelight as they end Whipton & Ponhoe’s incredible 36 match unbeaten run, Honiton get their first points with victory at Halwill, and Uplowman shock Crediton 5-2. The Royal Oak regain top spot but the tigers did not lie down quietly, and the University were upended at Newtown.
Division Three leaders Ottery run closer than expected at Clyst Valley, while Axmouth who shipped 15 goals at Ottery last week, turn over Newton St Cyres 3-1.
Big win for East Budleigh against neighbours Otterton, and goals galore at Sandford who won 8-5 against Budleigh Salterton and both teams hit the woodwork umpteen times.
Eagles now five points clear as Division Four leaders as they packed Feniton off 8-0.
Upottery win the big Division Five match against Cranbrook 5-1, Div 6 leaders Kentisbeare nap hand to beat Offwell, while unbeaten Spreyton inflict a first defeat of the season on Cheriton Fitzpaine after the fixture was switched to Cheriton.
Div 7 leaders Cowick Barton 3-1 winners against title rivals East Budleigh, but Broadclyst recovered from last weeks reverse by hitting HT Dons for six.
Top three in Division Eight all get maximum points but Elmore had their 100% record ended by Sandford from a 3-3 draw.
ALL TODAYS RESULTS & POSTPONEMENTS
Beer Albion 3 Colyton 2
Exwick Villa 7 Clyst Valley 0
Feniton 6 Okehampton Argyle 1
Heavitree United 0 Upottery 5
Lyme Regis 1 Cronies 2
Newtown 2 Witheridge 1
Seaton Town 5 Topsham Town 2
Alphington 1 Sidmouth Town 2
Chard Town 0 Bampton 5
Lapford -pp- Chagford
University 1 Wellington Town 4
Bow AAC -pp- Dawlish United
Halwill 0 Honiton Town 1
Newtown 3 University 1
Priory 0 Tipton St John 3
Royal Oak 3 Axminster Town 2
Uplowman Athletic 5 Crediton United 2
Whipton & Pinhoe 0 Thorverton 1
Axmouth United 3 Newton St Cyres 1
Clyst Valley 1 Ottery St Mary 2
East Budleigh 5 Otterton 0
Lympstone -pp- Beer Albion
Sandford 8 Budleigh Salterton 5
Tedburn St Mary 2 Winchester 2
University 9 North Tawton 0
Elmore 8 Feniton 0
Millwey Rise 1 Teignmouth 5
Sampford Peverell 1 Lyme Regis 3
St Martins 2 Hemyock 4
University 2 Pinhoe 1
Winkleigh 0 Halwill 6
Bampton 3 Starcross Generals 1
Bravehearts 0 Central 4
Culm United 2 Devon Yeoman 1
Dunkeswell Rovers 0 Awliscombe United 1
Sidmouth Town 2 Westexe Park Rangers 4
Upottery 5 Cranbrook 0
Bradninch Town 3 Chagford 3
Cheriton Fitzpaine 2 Spreyton 3
Colyton 2 Seaton Town 0
Exeter United 1 Amory Green Rovers 2
Kentisbeare 5 Offwell Rangers 0
Willand XI 1 Lapford 2
Witheridge 2 Silverton 0
Broadclyst 6 HT Dons 0
Cowick Barton 3 East Budleigh 1
Okehampton Argyle 6 Kenn Valley United 3
Otterton -pp- Culm United
Pinhoe 0 Sidmouth Town 0
Thorverton -pp- Bickleigh
Amory Green Rovers 2 Tedburn St Mary 4
Central 3 Honiton Town 2
Dawlish United 2 Bradninch Villa 0
Devon Yeoman 5 Millwey Rise 0
Elmore 3 Sandford 3
Exmouth Town 1 Lympstone 1
Topsham Town 4 Priory 1
Saturday 26th January 2019