ALPHAS CARRY THE FLAG SOLO INTO PREMIER CUP AS WINKS JOIN THEM TOP OF THE TABLE
SATURDAYS ROUND UP NOVEMBER 11
Premier champions Alphington will carry the league banner on their own into the quarter finals of the Sportslighting Devon Premier Cup after their outstanding 5-1 victory against Park United the North Devon Leagues top team.
However Clyst Valley went under 4-1 at North Molton SC beaten finalists two years ago, and Sidmouth Town Res bid failed at Ipplepen Athletic losing gallantly 3-1 to the South Devon club.
No joy either for Lyme Regis from their Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Senior Trophy clash at Allendale where they were beaten 4-0.
Some top successes in the MJ Evans Accountants Devon Senior Cup the pick being by the reigning cup holders Exeter University 3rds as they put paid to hosts Ilfracombe Town Res 6-1.
Bravehearts won their penalty shoot out 5-4 at Paignton Villa after the pair drew 3-3, and Central came good at Barton Athletic in South Devon where they won 3-1.
Halwill were elated to get through 4-3 at home to Newton St Cyres, Lympstone won a battle royal against AFC Morchard Bishop 3-1, and Heavitree United are through after they edged the Heart of Oak 1-0 in a real local derby scrap.
Honiton Town Res shocked Witheridge 4-0, and former winners Bow AAC are sadly out after a narrow 3-2 downfall at Millbridge who many may recall lost to Thorverton in the final three years ago.
Teignmouth Res tie against Newton Abbot Spurs Res has still not officially been sent in but we have it on good advice that they lost 4-2.
The Railway FC are through to the next round of the A & S Paving Devon Intermediate cup thanks to a 3-0 victory at Teign Village.
St Martins Res won a tough tie against Exeter United 3-2, but made hard work of beating their visitors in a really competitive clash.
Starcross Dons Res came through after a 4-1 win at the University 7ths, but elsewhere things were not so good. Ex Dons foundered 4-0 at Merton, Sandford Res were beaten 3-0 at Totness & Dartington Res, and Witheridge Res slumped 3-1 at home to Elburton Villa Res.
The news we have gleaned about Heavitree Utd Res from their trip to Plymouth to tackle Drake FC is that they went down 4-2 but not yet confirmed, while the City Raiders Res clash with Upottery Res was rained off and will have to be rescheduled to Upottery next weekend.
On a day when the Devon County cups dominated the scene the village of Winkleigh celebrated sharing top spot in Premier following their 3-2 win against Sandford. It was not an easy victory but for the unbeaten Winks it is a rememberance day on its own to recall.
However the big result came at Kentisbeare where they wrecked the University Res unbeaten record winning 1-0.
Colyton won their trip to Elmore Res 3-1 which was the eagles tenth defeat and they remain pointless.
Okehampton Res are also still seeking a first victory as their trip to Crediton Res ended in a 3-0 defeat.
Just two matches played in Division One where East Budleigh ran up an 8-1 scoreline at troubled Dawlish United, but at the top end leaders St Martins moved five points clear from their 3-1 victory at Wellington Res which also avenged a home defeat earlier this season.
Most of the leading Division Two clubs were in cup action but notably Clyst Valley Res won their mid-table clash with Feniton Res 2-0 and the Winslade Park side remain unbeaten.
South Zeal United were 3-2 winners at Seaton Town and climb above their rivals, while Beer Albion Res were held to a 2-2 draw by the University 4ths.
Division Three leaders Budleigh Salterton Res were held to a 2-2 draw by the University 5ths, but an excellent result by unbeaten Alphington Res as they saw off East Budleigh Res 6-2.
In Division Four the University 4ths destroyed leaders Bickleigh’s 100% record 5-0, a scoreline emulated at Cheriton Fitzpaine where Uplyme were winners.
Chagford and Colyton Res chose to battle out a 3-3 draw, but over at Dunkeswell Rovers they shared ten goals with Cullompton Res in a cracking match.
Awliscombe United kept the five goal mission going in Division Five where the were 5-2 winners at Millwey Rise, but a big day for Tops United getting their first ever point from a 2-2 draw at Whipton & Pinhoe.
Whipton & Pinhoe Res went top of Division Six following their 7-3 victory against Beacon Knights which was the only match played in this section.
Phoenix United raised a few eyebrows with their 4-0 win at Newton St Cyres Res in their Division Seven clash, Priory maintained their good form with a 5-2 win against the University 8ths, and a high scoring game at the Ashbury sports complex where Westexe Park Rangers ran out 6-3 winners against South Zeal Res.
Just two matches played in Division Eight. Alphington 3rds beat Amory Rovers 4-1 to take their victory roll to eight, and in the other match Okehampton 3rds won their basement clash with Starcross Dons 7-3.
Sunday 12th November 2023