Alphington steal the show
Lapford shattered by a second cup semi final defeat
Newly crowned Premier champions Lapford hopes of reaching the East Devon Senior cup final for the first time ever were destroyed in blazing sunshine at Edgerly Park by Division One champions Alphington Res. The Alphas who won the cup 42 years ago came from two goals down to earn extra time and then win 5-3. Defeat was also the first time Lapford have been beaten at home for three and a half years, and remarkably that was to Alphington Res 3-2 when the teams were in Division One.
Exeter Panthers are through to the Geary cup final after a 3-2 win at home to Exmouth Rovers and will now face Hatherleigh Town. The parents of Harvey McWilliams the former Panthers youngster now no longer with us were at the game and given a round of applause by both teams to mark Harveys memory. All three goals for the Panthers came from Nathan Hopkins.
In the league Topsham Town ended their Division One season with a 4-1 success at home to the University but finish fourth place behind Sandford.
Newton St Cyres missed out on third place in Division Two following a single goal defeat at Exmouth Spartans, while the University completed their season edging Otterton 3-2. Ghanmi Achref and Lee Mitchell with the Otters goals.
Lyme Regis clambered into the top half of Divison Three with a 1-0 win at home to Exeter United, who end on the bottom rung.
The University were unable to field a side against St Martins who will finish third when they are credited with the points.
Third place South Zeal United won their final Division Four game at Culm United 2-1, Connor Mills and Rhys Holland with the goals.
The University failed to raise a side for their final game in Division Five a week after the AMG did the same in their fixture at the college ground.
Central defeated Division Six champions St Thomas SC 2-1 in the last match for both clubs this season, and the University defeated Tedburn St Mary 5-2 to bring the curtain down on Division Eight.
PREMIER CHAMPIONS; Lapford RUNNERS UP Thorverton
DIVISION ONE CHAMPIONS; Alphington Res RUNNERS UP Crediton Res
DIVISION TWO CHAMPIONS;; Teignmouth RUNNERS UP Winkleigh (subject to points awarded)
DIVISION THREE CHAMPIONS Westexe Park Rangers RUNNERS UP Devon Yeoman
DIVISION FOUR CHAMPIONS; Cranbrook RUNNERS UP Farway United
DIVISION FIVE CHAMPIONS: University Exeter 6th RUNNERS UP AFC Exe (subject to points awarded)
DIVISION SIX CHAMPIONS: St Thomas Social Club RUNNERS UP Uplyme
DIVISION SEVEN CHAMPIONS: Starcross Dons RUNNERS UP Thorverton Res
DIVISION EIGHT CHAMPIONS: Heart Of Oak RUNNERS UP Whipton & Pinhoe
DIVISION NINE CHAMPIONS: City Raiders Res RUNNERS UP Exmouth Rovers
Saturday 7th May 2022