Davey Fort invasion delays the Premier East title
Plenty of weekend action but no further title decided
The Lyme Regis battlements at Davey Fort were no match for the monsoon weather on saturday when the charge towards the Premier East title was washed away. Lyme were leading Chard Town 3-0 at the break, goals from Rob Fellingham, Brad Rowe and Tom Bastin, but the referee Roger Mills abandoned the game with the pitch getting unplayable. The League has made a quick decision on the outcome considering the importance of the match, that it will be replayed next Saturday May 22.
Elsewhere most matches scheduled were played, but no other titles were resolved.
The Lyme Regis and Chard Town match is the only game remaining in Premier East, but Premier West still has three matches to complete the season.
Elmore secured third place after a convincing 8-1 victory against Chagford in the one match played on saturday.
DIVISIONS ONE EAST & WEST
Lyme Regis second team were due to face Teignmouth at Davey Fort after the first team game ended but could not go ahead, so the only other fixture in 1 East saw Clyst Valley win 3-2 at Dunkeswell Rovers.
There was a big result in 1 West as Winkleigh came undone 1-0 at home to Halwill which gives the winners a great chance of a top two finish. Alphington in their last match took over second place with a 3-2 win at Westexe Park Rangers, Justin Densham with a brace and Thomas Preece scoring, but it looks temporary. Dom Perrott and Josh Veen were the Westexe scorers.
DIVISIONS TWO EAST & WEST
Ottery St Mary are narrowing the gap in 2 East after they trounced Pinhoe 9-0. Almost all their team were on the scoresheet. Sam Pyne was the only double striker, the others from Rikki Pitter, Connor Swingler, Adam Pearcy, Cory Holman, Joe Hollox, Gabrierl Leustrian and Connor Lovering.
Long time leaders Axminster Town ended their season with a 6-0 win at Exeter United.
Lots of goals at Cranbrook where East Budleigh were seen off 8-3. Tom Taylor 3, Jordan Wilkinson 2, Joe Byrne, Paddy O’Loughlin and Dan Mcdonald for the home side, Jack Hocking 2 and Lewis Fletcher with the reply.
The two matches played in 2 West both ended as 1-1 draws. Hemyock shared the points with Bampton, Thomas Amor with the home goal, and South Zeal did likewise against their closest neighbours Okehampton Argyle, Josh Tickner with an equaliser after the Okes took the lead with a penalty.
DIVISIONS THREE EAST & WEST
Dawlish United regained top spot in 3 East on goal difference after winning their final match 3-1 at Offwell Rangers, but they need Winchester to lose all three of their remaining fixtures. Devon Yeoman climbed off the basement rung after their 1-0 win at Cranbrook United, who drop on to that slot.
The 3 West title is still up in the air after leaders Bradninch just managed to keep their noses in front thanks to a 4-3 win against Amory Green Rovers. Sam Tapp and Ryan Trump both netted twice for the Ninch. Shane Heale 2 and Darren Heale with the Rovers return.
Cullompton Rangers piled on the pressure as they swept Chagford aside 5-0. Elliot Perrott, James Smith, Jamie Lake and George Fawelll with a goal apiece.
Halwill gave themselves hope they could still finish higher than last after a 3-2 win at home to Central.
DIVISIONS FOUR CENTRAL, EAST & WEST
Kenn Valley United are already Division 4 Central champions, and proved too strong for Beacon Knights who were still hoping for a top three finish.
Priory with the same ambition were held 4-4 by Cranbrook United, Joel Ramsey with a couple of goals, but they will be dismayed by the result over at Thorverton where the second place team were 8-0 winners against Exeter Panthers. Sam Stewart with a treble, Harry Stoneman 2, Joe Radford, Nathan Mairs and Chris Harlow with the other goals.
City Raiders won a thriller at Tedburn St Mary 4-3, Wayne Brown, Joe Cochran and Brad Holland with the Teds goals.
Newton St Cyres won 2-0 at Whipton & Pinhoe in the other game played. Adam Squire and Ed Placket with the goals.
The 4 East title is still not settled. Leaders Ottery St Mary without a game but almost there were kept waiting after Dawlish United beat Lympstone 2-1, but second place Falcoms are out of the race after they suffered a 6-2 reverse at home to HT Dons. Pawel Kaminski 2, Gary Brown, Joe Morris, Darol Whittle and Jack Downey with the Dons haul. Lewis King and John Lacey with the home scores.
Otterton won 9-2 against Bradninch thanks to a double hat-trick from Rian Hill. Liam Gallagher, Harry Rushton and a Danny Marish penalty also in the act. Steve Boyce and Ryan Upham with the Bradninch goals.
Still four teams in with a shout for the title in 4 West. Leaders Okehampton Argyle won their penultimate match 5-2 at Lapford, but Bickleigh are hot on their heels as they saw off North Tawton 5-0. Witheridge with matches in hand won the big game 2-1 against Dolton Rangers who are probably too far back now. Jake Sillifant had the Rangers goal.
AFC Morchard Bishop won the other game at Amory Green Rovers 4-0 with Adam Bell getting two goals. Adam Simpson and Josh Doe with the other two goals.
Sunday 16th May 2021