FROSTIE TOOK OUT A BIG BITE BUT STILL LOADS OF ACTION IN LEAGUE AND CUP
SATURDAY ROUND UP DECEMBER 2
Jack Frost swept in and almost wiped out the Premier Division programme of seven games, but lowly Sidmouth Town Res saved the day as they staged their clash against Kentisbeare. It didnt pay off for the vikings as they lost narrowly 2-1 but for Kentisbeare it was a chance to go joint top alongside unbeaten leaders Alphington. Victory dislodged Winkleigh from second place after they had to call off their game at home to Upottery which promised to be a thriller.
Division One was obliterated although only three matches were scheduled, so instead the highlight focussed on the County Cups both Senior and Intermediate. Through to the last eight of the Senior trophy are Central who won their city derby at home to Heavitree United 3-1, Hatherleigh Town with the only goal at home to Lakeside Res of the South Devon League, and Halwill whose trip north to Combe Martin saw them win handsomely 4-1.
However big disappointment for St Martins as they went out 4-3 at Newton Abbot Spurs Res who like the Saints are enjoying a great season, and will now fancy getting to the final.
Also out are Bravehearts who gallantly went down 4-2 at AFC Dumnoni of the North Devon League.
Honiton Town Res have reported that they lost 7-2 at Paignton Saints, but Lympstone who called off their tie at home to the cup holders Exeter University, will face the college this coming saturday at Duckes Meadow.
The Railway FC won their Devon Intermediate tie at Alphington 3rds 5-2, to reach the quarter finals and will be joined there by City Raiders 3-2 who were victorious against the 1971 winners Lifton, and Starcross Dons whose trip to Plymouth to face Drake FC resulted in a 4-2 triumph.
Axminster Town Res called off their tie against St Martins Res so that will be reversed to next saturday at Minster Park.
Other results saw quarter final slots taken up by Elburton Villa 3rds, Newton Abbot 66 Res, South Brent and Watcombe Wanderers Res who will go into the hat for next weeks draw at the County HQ.
Back to the league programme, Clyst Valley Res 5-2 win at Exmouth Spartans shot them into the top three in Division Two, and Seaton Town lifted their spirits with a narrow 4-3 win against a Tipton St John side who had been hoping to climb out of the relegation zone.
All four matches in Division Three were started but the meeting between East Budleigh Res and the University 5ths was abandoned on the hour mark after an injury to the college keeper who was unable to be moved until the ambulance arrived.
Unbeaten Witheridge closed in on leaders Budleigh Salterton Res with an entertaining 6-3 win att home to Hemyock, Alphington Res proved too good for Sidmouth Town 3rds where they won 5-1. A tight match at Lyme Regis Res where they shared the points with Broadclyst in a 3-3 draw.
The top game in Division Four saw the University 6ths draw 2-2 with unbeaten Heart of Oak, and there was also a draw and six goals at Colyton Res against Cullompton Rangers Res.
The other match played saw AFC Morchard Bishop comfortably home 4-1 to bottom of the table Cheriton Fitzpaine.
The University 7ths won the only Division Five match 3-1 against Tops United, still seeking their first ever win.
Otterton jumped into the top three in Division Six with a 3-1 win against Exeter Royals, Cheriton Fitzpaine won their midfield scrap against Witheridge Res 3-2, but great delight for Sandford Res with their first win of the season away at Beacon Knights 1-0.
The University 8ths won 3-1 at Bradninch and now join the bunch of fives at the top in Division Seven who are separated by just two points.
Newton St Cyres Res won their derby at Tedburn St Mary Res 2-1 in the other match played.
A second victory of the season for City Raiders 3rds in Division Eight at home to Amory Green Rovers who were seen off 6-2.
Starcross Dons Res and Farway United 3rds shared a 1-1 draw, but the game between Millwey Rise Res and Bow AAC Res is still awaited.
Saturday 2nd December 2023