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KENTISBEARE NEW LEADERS OF PREMIER, RAIDERS SEASON OVER

THE ACTION SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17

THE WEEKENDS ACTION

Despite the best attempts of the wet weather more than half the saturday programme was played and there are brand new leaders in Premier. Kentisbeare maybe for the first time in their history top the table following their 4-0 victory against Clyst Valley. and were in control most of the way having led 3-0 at the break. The win takes them ahead of Alphington who were held to a 2-2 draw by the University Res, but the Alphas still have matches in hand. All four other Premier matches were called off.

The Division One leaders St Martins were also victims of the elements, and denied the trip to Teignmouth Res, and that saw the University 3rds cut the gap after trouncing Dawlish United 13-0. The seasiders are still battling to see out the season, and could not compete with a college side eager to underline their claim.
East Budleigh defeated lowly Bow AAC 4-0 and a similar result for Hatherleigh Town whose game really came together at home to Lympstone.
The mid-table clash between Newton St Cyres and Newtown Res saw the pair share the points 2-2.

Some high scoring in Division Two not least for leaders Central who won 8-3 against Exmouth Spartans, and at Tedburn St Mary where the University 5ths went off with a 5-4 win and the points.
South Zeal United were also hitting the target and were 5-1 winners at Beer Albion Res Furzebrake ground.

Witheridge are the new Division Three leaders following their 3-1 win at Bravehearts and with Budleigh Salterton Res slipping back as their game at Halwill was called off.
Also moving into second place were Broadclyst as they beat Sidmouth Town 3rds 4-2 their ninth home win and a perfect record there.

With Division Four leaders Bickleigh and second place Uplyme called off, Honiton Town Res jumped between them after they won their trip to Chagford 7-0. However all three top sides can see the threat from the University 6ths who gained ground with a 5-1 win at home to a Cheriton Fitzpaine side which put up a spirited fight.

Starcross Dons look almost uncatchable as they extended their Division Five leadership to eleven points following their 9-1 win at home to Exeter United and with St Martins Res in second place held to 1-1 by the University 7ths.
Big win for Millwey Rise in their early kick off at Whipton & Pinhoe where they triumphed 3-2.

No surprise at Railway FC where the Division Six pacemakers saw off a gritty Axmouth United 9-0. The other game played in this division was at Cheriton Fitzpaine where their second string edged visitors Whipton & Pinhoe Res 2-1.

Priory hopes of going top of Division Seven with leaders Uplowman United rained off went down the pan as they were crushed 6-1 at home by Westexe Park Rangers Res.
North Tawton also missed the chance to go top as they were undone 3-1 by the University 8ths.
A good point apiece for South Zeal United Res and visiting Phoenix United where it finished 2-2.

Division Eight leaders Heavitree United Res are the first team to end the unbeaten record of Lympstone Res winning 2-0 at the marine camp, a victory which keeps them five points clear of
Alphington 3rds who won the other game played, 10-3 at City Raiders 3rds which for them was their last game of the season.

Sunday 18th February 2024