Hatherleigh upset the odds as they bring down the Kirtons
Cully minder Seward dropkicks one in at Bampton
SENIOR ACTION DIVISIONS 1 – 4
Hatherleigh Town put a spanner in the works in the DIVISION ONE title race as they toppled once runaway leaders Crediton United 2-1. That will boost Alphington in second place who accounted for Upottery 4-1, Josh Warren with the consolation goal.
Topsham Town came good at Lympstone 2-0 and Bow AAC recovered from being two down to get the better of East Budleigh 3-2. Rian Hill and Nathan Penhallurick had Budleigh in front before Pete Steer, Josh Coles and Ryan Piper hit back for Bow.
The top match in DIVISION TWO between Winkleigh and Tipton St John was brought to an end five minutes from time with the home side leading 2-1. The outcome will be sorted at a later date.
Lots of action elsewhere with Exeter University claiming the biggest win as they saw off Exeter Spartans 5-1. Ollie Bird and Tom Hutchinson both scoring twice, Isaac Hopkins once.
Brandon Perry replied for the Spartans.
Tedburn St Mary beat Otterton 3-1 thanks to a brace from Robert Davie and a Harrison Ware goal. Dan Tapp was the Otters marksman.
Dunkeswell Rovers earned three welcome points as they pipped Chagford 1-0, Jacob White with the goal.
Clyst Valley earned a welcome point as they drew 2-2 with Beer Albion, Josh Badlow and Chemenim Chinnah with the Valley goals, Reece Best and Ollie Paget scoring for Beer.
Teignmouth came good at Newton St Cyres 3-0.
DIVISION THREE leaders Devon Yeoman had to sit out the day as their game at Pinhoe was called off, but challengers Westexe Park Rangers missed the chance to close the gap as they foundered 2-0 at Heavitree United. Ryan and Taylor Murphy with the Heavies goals.
St Martins found their form again as they beat Seaton Town 4-2, Hugh Stronge getting two goals, Aaron Kendall and James Goldsmith with aces.
Hemyock won 3-1 at Honiton Town with Liam Hole scoring twice. Martin Loader with a single as did Nathan Selway for Honiton.
The University were too good for visiting Feniton winning 4-0, and Lyme Regis came good at struggling Exeter United 4-1. Steve Batey with a brace, Ryan Fifer and Fred Parsons with his 120th league goal for Lyme. Sayed Omrani managed a consolation.
In DIVISION FOUR Cullompton Rangers keeper Pat Seward was among the goalscorers for his team at Bampton where they triumphed 6-3 with an almighty dropkick. Ollie Sinkin, Fin Foster, Owen Land and Will Tobin also scored but “goal-poacher” Seward grabbed the limelight, and of course he will insist he meant it.
Title chasing Cranbrook made short work of Millwey Rise 6-0 with Dan Cheadle getting a hat-trick. Callum Hoare 2 and Dan Mcdonald did the rest.
Witheridge won 4-1 at Colyton Alex Trott 2, Harrison Welsh and Richard Manning getting their goals, and Culm United beat Sidmouth Town 3-1 thanks to Paul Orchard, Ricky Lee and Chris White goals. John Buckland got one back for the vikings.
Broadclyst were 3-1 winners at East Budleigh whose Tom Marker notched their goal.
Sunday 30th January 2022