HARRY WOOD TROPHY FOR EAGLES
However third place still up for grabs
Elmore Res clinched second place and the Harry Wood trophy in Premier on friday evening after a 7-0 victory at Ottery St Mary but Kentisbeare hopes of finishing third were jolted at Lyme Regis where they were held to a 2-2 draw. That will now be decided on Monday week when Kentisbeare play their final match at the University and whatever result they achieve at Elmore later this week.
In Division One East Budleigh may have done enough to save their bacon after a 3-0 win at Teignmouth, but equally Hatherleigh grabbed a priceless point from a 2-2 draw against Newtown. It leaves four teams still trying to scramble out of the basement not least bottom of the pile Newton St Cyres who also face a County cup final this week. Their cup opponents Exeter University warmed up for the occasion with a 4-0 success against Lympstone.
Division Two saw Farway United condemned to a bottom two slot after a 5-3 defeat at the University, while Central and Cranbrook United ended their season with an entertaining 6-4 win for the city team.
The battle goes on for third place in Division Three with Seaton Town getting their noses ahead from a 2-1 win at Bampton. Seaton can make sure of second place if they win at Bravehearts on saturday, or at least match whatever Heavitree United acheive against the University this week who in turn also need to win both their last two matches.
Division Four is already resolved but at the lower end Elmore won 6-4 against Exeter United and if the eagles win their last match will clamber out of the bottom three.
Division Five is slightly complicated because the League are awaiting a decision from the County FA about an abandoned match. Whatever that outcome Bickleigh will need to win at Whipton & Pinhoe on tuesday night to possibly win the league and maybe deny the Heart of Oak who do not complete their season until a week on tuesday at Axmouth who failed to raise a side for their game at the University.
Just two matches played in Division Six which saw City Raiders run amok at Devon Yeoman winning 9-1, and Dolton Rangers still trying to deny the Raiders fourth place as they edged Beacon Knights 3-2.
Whipton & Pinhoe won the only match played in Division Seven 3-0 at City Raiders, while in Division Eight Lympstone were 5-3 winners at Amory Green Rovers.
Finally Upottery reached the Golesworthy cup final winning 3-1 at a disappointed Millwey Rise. Upottery will now meet Axmouth in the final.
Sunday 14th May 2023