BIG SHOCK AT HEMYOCK
BROADCLYST topple the Division Three leaders on their own patch
Catch us if you can is the message from leaders Alphington after they put paid to Crediton United 2-0 at the Chronicles. Kirton had their moments and delayed the Alphas for an hour but then a late second goal put the result beyond doubt.
Colyton now step up their challenge following their 7-0 win at Okehampton Argyle, as do Lyme Regis after their 7-2 win at Ottery St Mary.
The University in turn are keeping the pressure on the leading trio as they ran out 9-1 winners at Sandford.
Kentisbeare were too strong for visiting Dawlish United who remain on the bottom rung after losing 5-1, while Clyst Valley are inching their way up the table after they took care of Sidmouth Town 2-0.
Meanwhile Elmore took time out to get through an East Devon Senior cup battle at first division Lympstone where after the pair ended 90 minutes at 3-3, the eagles scraped through 5-4 on pens
Upottery won the big match in Division One as they humbled leaders Winkleigh 6-1, and with three games in hand are poised to regain the leadership.
Third place Bow AAC won the other top game 2-0 at home to Chard Town and overtake the University who were in Devon Senior cup action at home to Cullompton Rangers who were sent packing 7-1 and the college will be at home again in the next round to Upottery.
East Budleigh ran out 9-1 winners at Topsham Town who are finding life very tough at the moment, but Newton St Cyres did well to hold Beer Albion to a 1-1 draw.
St Martins extended their 100% record as Division Two leaders to nine, a 2-0 win from their visit to Tipton St John, but the home side gave it their best shot.
The University were also hard pressed to get the better of Cranbrook 3-1 who have been overtaken by Exmouth Spartans after they won an goal fest at home to Dunkeswell Rovers 8-3.
Farway United came away from Tedburn St Mary win a 2-0 victry under their belt, but Feniton hopes of a morale boosting win came badly undone at Central where they foundered 6-2.
Shock of the day came at Hemyock where the Division Three leaders suffered their first loss this season and at home as well to a Broadclyst team dwelling in the bottom three.
That was a boost for joint second place Seaton Town and Heavitree United who both won away from home but only by a single goal. Seaton came out 4-3 at South Zeal United, while Heavitree edged the University 2-1.
Halwill made their long trek to Lyme Regis worthwhile where they beat the seasiders 4-0, and a welcome point for Chagford at home to the Bravehearts where they drew 4-4.
Division Four leaders East Budleigh kept their seven point cushion after beating Uplyme 5-2, but their main rivals also had nap hand wins. The University triumphed 5-1 at Dawlish United, and St Thomas won at Elmore without conceding.
Just to keep the winning score at five from the five matches played, Culm United won 5-2 at Colyton.
Witheridge won their Bill Slee Cup tie at home to Budleigh Salterton 1-0, but the other tie due to be played at AFC Exe was postponed as visiting Bampton were unable to field a side.
Sunday 13th November 2022