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Villa on the brink for first title but fishermen hold the key

Premier title theirs barring a Bank Holiday Monday miracle

Exwick Villa will be crowned Premier champions for the first time ever if they win at Beer Albion on Saturday, and Newtown fail to win at Cronies by around 20 goals. The title will  be the first for Exwick formerly Exeter Civil Service who were Premier champions 20 years ago. Newtown who have never won the title either,their  hopes rest on them getting a batter result than Exwick, but they face a massive test at Cronies. Ironically Cronies could still win the title if they beat Newtown and Exwick lose at Furzebrake, but they would need to sink Beer by an avalanche on Bank Holiday Monday.

Whipton & Pinhoe will become Division Two champions if they avoid defeat at Bow AAC, but what tension there will be in the Division Three showdown at the Archery club where visitors Ottery St Mary complete their season against title rivals Lympstone. An Ottery win would nudge Winchester out of top spot, but even then to be champions they would need the Lympets to drop points in their remaining two matches next week against Beer Res and Tedburn St Mary. The Winches need their two rivals to draw at Washbrook meadows and then for Lympstone to fail all the way, could it be more complicated.

In Division Five Westexe Park Rangers cannot afford to slip at Upottery Res if they harbour hopes on the title, but it could all be in vain for them and leaders Exmouth Spartans if Dunkeswell Rovers win their last three fixtures which includes a clash with the Spartans at the Archery club next wednesdy.

Cowick Barton will face East Budleigh Res knowing they will probably already be Div 7 champions as the Village Inn have informed the League they cannot raise a team to travel to Bickleigh.

Also on Saturday is the Football Express cup semi final between newly crowned Division Six champions Kentisbeare Res and fifth division Cranbrook.

Friday 3rd May 2019