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Beer spoil the Seaton centenary

Fishermen get late catch to dent Seaton's ton up day

Seaton Town were unable to celebrate their centenary with a victory despite a bumper crowd at Colyford Road when they lost to their oldest and fiercest rivals Beer Albion 1-0. Seaton conceded an injury time penalty converted by Charlie Skilton but that apart the occasion was a huge success. Both clubs were formed in 1919 just a few weeks apart and relished the event which was attended by League and County officials.

  • This would have been an occasion proudly watched by arguably Seaton’s most passionate ever supporter the late Gerald Gosling who loved nothing better than this derby clash, but would not have enjoyed the end result.

Elsewhere leaders Lyme Regis returned to winning ways as they thumped Sidmouth 8-2 six goals scored in the second half, but last weeks conquerors Upottery were stunned by a 7-1 home defeat against Okehampton.

Lapford lifted their game to win 6-3 at the University, while Whipton & Pinhoe won 4-2 against Kentisbeare in their first home match this season.

Colyton were 3-1 winners against Hatherleigh, and Chagford edged Feniton 3-2 in the other two matches played.

Cronies were handed a walkover in their East Devon Senior cup meeting by Newtown who were unable to raise a side.

Huge day for Cranbrook who ran out on their new pitch at the Education Centre for the first time and beat St Martins 2-0 to go into the next round of the Bill Slee Cup.


Saturday 28th September 2019