COUNTY CUP GLORY BECKONS SEMI FINAL SLOTS BEING THE PRIZE
CUP & LEAGUE ACTION THIS SATURDAY FEBRUARY 3
Although the League no longer has interest in this seasons Devon Premier cup, hopes are high for the County Senior and Intermediate competitions with the quarter finals due to take place this saturday.
The Senior cup holders Exeter University 3rds were recently thrown out, but the League has at least one semi final certainty and could still book three slots if all goes well.
Central FC and Lympstone lock horns at the KGV playing fields, Hatherleigh Town face AFC Dumnoni of the North Devon League, and just a few miles further down the A3079, Halwill do battle with Newton Abbot Spurs Res of the South Devon League.
A semi final slot is also guaranteed in the Devon Intermediate cup with City Raiders tussling with Starcross Dons at Bettysmead.
Our other hope is for the Railway FC club who are at their Cowick Barton home to Newton Abbot 66 Res.
Seven Premier league games are scheduled for saturday, with joint leaders Alphington and Kentisbeare facing tough hurdles at Upottery and Lapford.
Colyton hope to get back on a winning note in their derby at Lyme Regis, and high flying Winkleigh will have noted the recent pickup by Okehampton Res.
Division One leaders St Martins protect their six point lead at Bow AAC, with their main rivals Exeter University 3rds at home to Newton St Cyres, and one eye also on East Budleigh who entertain Newtown Res.
Both Farway United and Westexe Parks Rangers in Division Two can close in on the leaders with home wins against Tipton St John and the University 4ths respectively.
Two huge matches in Division Three sees leaders Budleigh Salterton Res at Broadclyst, and Alphington Res at home to Heavitree United.
Bickleigh and Cullompton Rangers Res with the big derby match in Division Four, while at the opposite end Cheriton Fitzpaine and Elmore 3rds doing battle just to double their wins for the season.
With Division Five leaders Starcross Dons occupied in the County cup, their three main rivals St Martins Res, Upottery Res and the University 7ths all get the chance to trim the Dons nine points cushion.
Otterton are poised to take over as Division Six leaders with victory at Whipton & Pinhoe Res, and Ex Dons could keep pace if they see off Sandford Res.
Uplowman United protect their two points lead in Division Seven at home to the Universitys 8th team, and in Division Eight unbeaten Lympstone Res will not be expecting to see that change when Starcross Res pay them a visit.
Thursday 1st February 2024