Alphas and tins ready, Rangers are champions
Premier and Senior weekend round up
JOMA DEVON & EXETER LEAGUE 2021 2022
Although it looks certain that Lapford will retain their Premier crown it should be resolved on May day monday when Thorverton their only challengers host their great rivals at the recreation ground. The thors need a massive win to tip the scales, and that Lapford lose by another big deficit at the University a week on wednesday. Thorverton saw their hopes blown away by their midweek defeat at home to Elmore but they will also want to finish on a high with a victory against a Lapford side which for well over a year has looked invincible. Good crowd expected for the 3pm kick off.
Elsewhere in Premier Elmore continued their great form with a 3-1 win at Ottery St Mary whose Tony Cox managed a consolation goal, but the Otters are doomed to finish bottom. Tom Angell, Jordan Hewitt and Callum Old with the eagles triple.
Colyton and Lyme Regis completed their seasons with a 1-1 draw Jake Collier with the home goal, but Lyme very pleased to settle for fifth place in what they describe as a tough season.
Kentisbeare who finish fourth drew 1-1 with the University on thursday night.
SENIOR ACTION DIVISIONS 1 – 4
Alphington are poised to be crowned Division One champions after their 2-0 victory at home to Chard Town and with Crediton Uniteds midweek defeat at Upottery. The Alphas have spent the season chasing their mid Devon rivals but their perseverance seems to have paid off unless Crediton win both their last two matches on monday against Upottery and thursday against Wellington by a massive 17 goal aggregate.
Sandford are up to second place after winning their last match at Topsham Town 1-0 thanks to a Dean Jones penalty but could still be overtaken by both Kirton and the tangerines.
Upottery are having a great end of season. Following that midweek win they blew Halwill away 9-2 thanks to a Cody Skinner treble and aces from Owen McCreadie-Taylor, Steve Morris, Adam Retter, Lee Pulman, Mason Doble and Louis Arscott.
Teignmouth are in position to be Division Two champions after running up an 8-0 win at Chagford. Doubles from Joe Sibal and Dan Garswood, with aces from Travis Robinson, Ryan Tresidder, Omar Nyang and Joe Barrett undid the moormen. The return is this monday which the tins will need to win now that the match between Winkleigh and Tipton St John has been resolved. Winkleigh at least made sure of a top two finish after winning 3-1 at home to Newton St Cyres whose Dylan Wilson nabbed their goal.
Clyst Valley completed their season winning 5-4 at the University whose Matt Connor, Jake Sinclair, Oscar Young and Isaac Hopkins managed a goal each.
A jubilant Westexe Park Rangers are Division Three champions. The Rangers were held to a 4-4 draw by St Martins but from being 4-1 down and with just fifteen minutes remaining, Westexe dug deep to get their reward. George Mackerness 2, George Harvey and Elliot Perrott were Rangers scorers.
Devon Yeoman finish as runners up after a 3-2 win at Hemyock thanks to scoring their trio of goals after going two down. James Melville and Alex Vickery goals saw the Yeomen in trouble, but rescued thanks to a Bailey Smith hero’s hat-trick.
Central beat Seaton Town 3-1 to move into third place but St Martins will ease them out if they get a draw at the University next saturday in their closing game.
Division Four champions Cranbrooks 5-0 win at South Zeal United leaves them one match away from going the entire season unbeaten in the league.
Runners up Farway United closed out with a 1-1 draw at Bravehearts whose Avery Fyles-Legg was their scorer. Joe Titmuss was the Farway marksman.
Elsewhere Witheridge ended on a high winning 7-1 against Broadclyst, East Budleigh beat Millwey Rise 6-1, and Cullompton Rangers won their derby against Culm United 5-1. Ryan Perrett and Ollie Simkins with two goals each for Rangers, Jack Rhodes in with a single. A goal of note from Culms Freddie Sowden in his first ever adult match. Obviously one to watch.
Otterton kept alive their hopes of winning the Group A stage of the League cup with a 4-1 victory at current leaders Tedburn St Mary, so a win against Broadclyst on monday will do the trick.
Whoever triumphs will face AFC Exe in the final.
Sunday 1st May 2022