ALL LEVEL IN DIVISION SEVEN BUT ONLY ONE WINNER
SATURDAYS ROUND UP MAY 6TH
The end of season drama continued on Coronation Saturday but nowhere more significant than in Division Seven where Otterton would have been crowned champions had they managed to win at Whipton & Pinhoe. Instead they were held to a 3-3 draw which means they are set to end as runners up when Exmouth Rovers are awarded three points for their unplayed home game against Bradninch who were unable to raise a side. Joe Poulton, Luke Smith and Josh Fuller were the Otterton scorers, match by Taylor Howes, Ben Leighton and Drew Cole for the W & P.
A goal difference of just three favours the Rovers, and they should be pronounced champions when the League confirm the points award. Exeter Royals will also finish joint top on 53 points after they beat the University 3-2, it could not have been tighter. Finn McGill 2 and Paul Asiam with the Royals goals.
The race for second place in Premier behind newly crowned champions Alphington saw the University beat Sandford 3-0 to move into second place, but with just one match left to play that spot looks under pressure from Kentisbeare who are at the college on tuesday night and Elmore who host Dawlish tomorrow.
Sidmouth Town completed their season with a 3-2 win at Crediton United, whose Sam Stapleton notched both goals, but the big basement battle at Okehampton Argyle saw the Simmons Park side move off the bottom spot with a 32 win against Ottery St Mary. Ryan Arthurs, Oliver Cleave and Charlie Harrod scoring for the delighted Okes.
Upottery are still keeping the Division One title alive after an emphatic 5-2 win at Bow AAC, but their dream could end on thursday night if Winkleigh get the better of the University. Cody Skinner and Blake Fremantle both scoring twice, Aaron Pearse once for the winners. Josh Coles had both Bow goals.
Newton St Cyres warmed up for their forthcoming County cup final with a 3-3 draw at Teignmouth and that has also boosted their hopes of finishing outside the relegation zone. Morgan Green, Dan Kenward and Joe Sibal shared the Teignmouth goals.
Lympstone maintained their end of season form with a 2-1 win at home to the University, Billy Worthington with both Lympets goals.
Just one match played in Division Two at Dunkeswell Rovers where the home team crumbled to an 8-0 defeat at the hands of Cranbrook.
Lots of goals in the three Division Three matches played notably at South Zeal United where they saw off Lyme Regis 12-1 to continue their hopes of second place. Connor Mills with four goals and eight of his colleagues also in the act.
Witheridge won 5-2 against a Heavitree United side clinging on to second place. Chaz Rock, Adam Leat, Sam Clark, Rafa Sotomayor and Tyler Harvey with the Withy goals, and Heavitree missed a penalty early second half with the score at 2-2.
Seaton Town missed out on going second beaten 4-2 at the University.
Broadclyst were due to face Bampton but the ponies were unable to field a side.
The University kept alive their chance of catching Division Four leaders St Thomas after beating Culm United 7-1, but if St Thomas win at Exeter United this week that would be good enough.
Elsewhere Sidmouth won 3-2 against Elmore whose Harry Barrow and Mason King scored, Cheriton Fitzpaine scored the only goal of the match against visiting Alphington, and Uplyme and East Budleigh drew 2-2.
Both Division Five title candidates Heart of Oak and Bickleigh were not in action but have huge league games this week with extra pressure for the buzzards who are in County cup action next saturday.
Youngster Andrew Felton smashed another five goals for Whipton & Pinhoe in their 11-0 victory at Thorverton to take his tally to 100 in just under two seasons. Lewis Brown and Jamie Sly both with doubles and young Andrew received a special plaque from his club for his remarkable achievement.
Starcross Dons won 3-1 at Awlkscombe United with Ben Beeson notching a hat-trick. Finlay Ferris with the home goal.
St Martins ended their home season with a 7-0 win against Amory Green Rovers, while Millwey Rise and the University battled out an entertaining 3-3 draw.
The only match due to be played in Division Six was between City Raiders and Sandford, but the visitors were unable to field a side.
AFC Exe will face Central in the Bill Slee cup final at Dawlish later this month. AFC Exe swapped pitches against rivals Bravehearts but still came out ahead 3-2, Declan Bourne, Ethan Matthews and Morgan Maule with the goals, while Central were just two strong for Westexe Park Rangers who they beat 6-2.
City Raiders are through to the Geary cup final after their semi against Westexe Park Rangers ended 1-1. Raiders then won 4-2 on penalties. Raiders will now face Priory at Crediton on thursday May 18.
Sunday 7th May 2023