HEARTS OF OAK BEAT THE SAINTS
INTERMEDIATE ROUND UP MARCH 11
With their arch rivals busy on County cup duty, Division Five leaders Heart of Oak pressed on with their claim for the title but a narrow 2-1 victory at St Martins. Both goals from Jack the lads O’Neill and Smith.
However this was the only game played in this division due to postponements elsewhere.
Dolton Rangers kept their challenge for the Division Six crown going with a 5-2 win at home to City Raiders. The Exeter side managed some compensation with replies from Jake Langmaid and Noah Northcott and with matches in hand can still feature.
Central beat Upottery 3-1 in their tussle for third place.
Witheridge won a good game against Devon Yeoman 6-2 with Keith Mogridge helping himself to a hat-trick. Ben Payne, Dan Plumridge and Harrison Welsh with the others.
With Seaton Town informing the league they plan to withdraw their Division Seven team the situation may change but of the four games played the most significant was at Otterton where they saw off Whipton & Pinhoe 6-1. Joe Poulten with a hat-trick, Luke Smith 2 and Tom Sickelmore with the Otters goals. Brandon Coles with both for the visitors.
The University were a shade too strong for Hatherleigh Town where they won 5-2, while City Raiders and Westexe were goal shy and it ended 0-0.
It could have been a similar result at Exeter Royals after a battling effort by Phoenix United whose Harry Hirst and Corey Mugford were outstanding, but the Royals snatched the points with a Dale Joy goal.
Division Eight leaders Ex Dons took another step towards their hopes of the crown but they had to work hard to beat Amory Green Rovers 2-0.
They were given a boost as nearest rivals Tedburn St Mary were checked by a 3-3 draw at home to Starcross Dons.
Millwey Rise keep in touch but ran it fine to win 3-2 against Hemyock whose Owen Marke had both their goals.
Lympstone were able to field a strong side to see off Farwau United 8-0, much closer at South Zeal United where they took the spoils 4-2 against Bampton. Tom Bullingham, Gareth Osman, Scott Hooper and Jake Laing-Taylor with the hom goals.
Sunday 12th March 2023