Kirtons closed for the first time
Kents make history
Kirton lose their first ever Premier game
Kentisbeare had the honour of becoming the first team to ever beat Crediton United Reserves in Premier when they went home from Lords meadow with a 1-0 victory courtesy of a Jack Bishop strike.
However it is Alphington who set the pace and have gone five points clear after a convincing 5-0 win at home to Colyton who had hoped to be much closer.
Lyme Regis stepped into second place following their 4-2 win at Clyst Valley, and Elmore’s unbeaten record never looked in doubt as they hit Sidmouth Town for six without reply.
Sandford also enjoyed a 6-0 success at Ottery St Mary their first Premier victory since their one and only season some six decades ago.
Finally the University showed little mercy on Okehampton Argyle the students running up double figures to record their first win 11-0.
Away from the league Dawlish United dipped out of the East Devon Senior cup beaten 4-3 on penalties by first dvision Newton St Cyres after the pair closed out 90 minutes at 2-2.
The top game in Division One was little surprise with leaders Upottery held to a 1-1 draw at Beer Albion who equalised in the last minute, two really good teams sharing the points. However that enabled Winkleigh to move up into second place as they won a remarkable game at Topsham Town 7-4.
Bow AAC seem to be improving every week as their 3-0 win at home to Lympstone suggests, and they stay ahead of the University who won a really good contest against close rivals Newtown 2-1.
East Budleigh were delighted with their first win and in some style as they packed off Hatherleigh Town 6-1.
Somerset rivals Chard Town and Wellington also shared the points from a 1-1 draw.
Division Two leaders St Martins describe Minster Park as their fortress and they certainly sent Farway United away in agreement as Saints won 8-0.
Closest rivals Exmouth Spartans had a tougher ask at home to the University but still won it 4-2.
Central also ran up eight goals winning 8-2 against Tedburn St Mary, Dunkeswell Rovers beat Clyst Valley 2-0, while Feniton enjoyed their first success across the A30 at Tipton St John with the only goal of the game.
In Division Three leaders Hemyock ruined AFC Exe unbeaten record thanks to a 2-0 scoreline, and second place Seaton Town made the journey to Halwill much more enjoyable after coming home 3-1 ahead.
Heavitree United are getting up steam after their 4-1 win at Bampton, and they stay ahead of South Zeal United who won 1-0 at the University.
Witheridge won 4-1 at struggling Chagford, and Bravehearts were 4-3 winners against Broadclyst after the match was switched to Feniton.
With Division Four leaders St Thomas Social club in cup action, East Budleigh took over as clear leaders buth they had to settle for a 4-4 draw away at Culm United. It was a double blow for St Thomas as they went down 4-1 at Westexe Park Rangers in the Bill Slee cup.
The University are already up to third place following their 4-0 win at Elmore who were third.
Some emphatic wins by Alphington 6-2 at Cheriton Fitzpaine and for Alphington 6-1 winners at Colyton.
More away victories in this division with Cullompton Rangers setlling for a 4-0 result at Exeter United, and for Budleigh Salterton 2-0 at Sidmouth Town.
Cranbrook hopes of a third round slot in the Devon Senior cup were ended by visitors Babbacombe Corinthians of the South Devon League. The visitors won 4-3 on pens after it finished 1-1.
INTERMEDIATE ROUND UP
Teign Village are still waiting to celebrate their first win in the Devon & Exeter League for nearly a century when they foundered 7-4 at home to a ten man Axmouth United in their Division Five clash. 16 year old Tom Major with a hat-trick for Axmouth.
Bickleigh went clear as leaders shading their match at Heart of Oak 3-2, with St Martins held 2-2 at Amory Green Rovers.
Millwey Rise also won 3-2 at home to Cranbrook United, which takes them above Starcross Dons who were held to a 4-4 draw at the University.
Whipton & Pinhoe enjoyed a 5-0 success at home to Thorverton in the other match played.
With Division Six leaders Ottery St Mary suffering a 4-2 home defeat by Upottery on friday, their first, City Raiders could only cut the deficit by a point as they were checked 3-3 by Central.
Dolton Rangers did take the chance though as they whipped Devon Yeoman 6-2.
First victory for Beacon Knights 2-0 at Sandford, but Okehampton Argyle unable to get a side together for their game at Witheridge.
Exmouth Rovers 100% record is still intact as the Division Seven leaders came out on top 3-1 at Seaton Town.
Priory won their derby with the University 2-0, and Exeter Royals had to come from behind twice to win 4-2 at Newton St Cyres.
Bradninch with their second success 3-1 at home to Phoenix United, sadly for them a fifth defeat and still no points.
Otterton and City Raiders shared four goals, but Westexe unable to get a side together either for their game at Hatherleigh Town.
Ex Dons continue to set the pace as Division Eight leaders sending Bampton away beaten 6-0.
Closest rivals Tedburn St Mary ran amok against Amory Green Rovers 12-1, and share second place with Bow AAC after their far closer victory at Farway United 4-1.
South Zeal United and North Tawton shared their derby clash 2-2, Hemyock won a cracking game at Starcross Dons 3-2, and Millwey Rise won with a similar scoreline at Lympstone.
Lyme Regis hopes of a place in the next round of the Dorset Intermediate cup were unstitched by Wool United of the Dorset League.
Sunday 16th October 2022