Lapford bank holiday success but away from the seaside
All the weekend action below
Premier champions Lapford completed a unique double against Lyme Regis with a 3-1 victory at Edgerly Park, after beating the seasiders in the Premier play off at Topsham last month. The Lapford scorers were Chris Burrow, Ryan Clarke and Mark Tucker, and they share top spot with Thorverton after they notched up their second win 2-1 at Beer Albion. Lee Radford and Luke Barner with the goals, Chris Long replying for the fishermen.
Axminster Town won their game against Ottery St Mary 1-0 Jamie Barfoot with the only goal, while Elmore opened their season with a 2-1 success at Okehampton Argyle, Rhys Bowden and Corey Salter with the goals.
Dawlish United were comfortable 5-1 winners at Sidmouth Town, whose Jake Boyland netted their consolation.
Chard Town joined leaders Sandford at the top of Division One after a 2-0 win at East Budleigh, where they held out despite having a man sent off.
Topsham Town ended seven up at home to Lympstone without reply, goals coming from a Charlie Haywood double, Will Endacott, Ant Gaynor, Charlie Telford, Ollie Baker and Niall Casey.
After picking up just a point from their first two matches, Bow AAC earned their first win in style at Halwill where they triumphed 5-0.
Tipton St John head out as Division Two leaders following their 4-1 win at home to Clyst Valley, overtaking Winkleigh who were held to a 4-4 draw by Beer Albion. Thomas Perry, Josh Lund and Reece Hales among the goals for Beer.
Alphington opened their season with a 2-1 win at Otterton, Rikki Tucker with both goals. Cameron Brown was the Otters scorer.
Tedburn St Mary also won 2-1 at home to Chagford, Jay Hedrick and Josh Missellbrook with the goals.
A few weeks ago the first teams of Heavitree United and St Martins would have been meeting in higher pastures, but after a troubled close season, they ran out at Wingfield Park as Division Three rivals with the Heavies getting the points thanks to a 3-2 win.
Devon Yeoman made it two wins from two to set the lead in Division Three, Seaton Town their second victims where the Yeoman won 2-0.
Feniton sit in second place after being held to a 1-1 draw at Hemyock an own goal for the home side, Oscar Bowerman with the Fenny strike.
Westexe Rovers opened their season with a crushing 7-1 win against Lyme Regis, George Mackerness and Toby Hide both scoring twice. Elliot Perrott, Finlay Crocker and Jake Brooks with the other goals. Peter Peacock replied for the Davey Fort side.
Sam Allen had all four goals for Exeter United as they shared an eight goal thriller with visitors Honiton Town.
Bravehearts top Division Four after a 9-1 win at a plucky Culm United who did their best to avoid double figures for the second time.
Bampton bagged their first points as they beat Sidmouth Town 2-0, while Colyton won their opening game 1-0 against Cullompton Rangers, Callum Somers with their goal.
AFC Exe have made a storming start to the season in Division Five winning their third game in a week 3-2 at Topsham Town on friday evening, their nearest challenge coming from Awliscombe United a day later winning their derby match at Offwell Rangers 5-1. Ewan Evans, Ben Gay, Stuart Marks, Martin Wilmington and Oliver Turl with the Awls goals.
Elmore opened their account with a storming 7-0 win against Cheriton Fitzpaine, whilest the points were shared from a 4-4 draw between Cranbrook United and Amory Green Rovers. Shane Heale and Chris Dunn with doubles for Amory.
Okehampton Argyle also won their third match in a week to head Division Six, but their latest success was a battle at Devon Yeoman before the Okes came out on top 6-4.
Kenn Valley United beat their fellow Division 4 champions Witheridge 6-1 but it was closer than the scoreline suggests, finishing being the difference with Jamie Sly especially getting four Kenn goals. Skipper Callum Finniemore with the other two..
New boys Uplyme failed for the second time at home losing 3-0 to the Falcons whose Finley Newell scored twice and Harry Jee once. Impressive for Uplyme was teenager Billy Gait.
St Thomas made it two wins from two as they put paid to Bickleigh 3-1, while Sandford ran up a 9-2 win at home to a weakened Seaton Town. Charlie Clarke and Mark Rowe were Seaton scorers.
Loads of action in Division Seven as early leaders Ottery St Mary sit a point clear of the pack following their 1-1 draw at Dawlish United on friday evening.
AFC Morchard Bishop are their closest rivals after a 3-0 win at Beacon Knights Chris Andrews, Adam Bell and Jack Parkhouse with the goals.
Thorverton blasted into action winning 10-1 at home to Bradninch, James Vanstone heading the spree with four goals. Luke Skinner with a double, Bailey Carbines, Caspian Aplin, Jack Tweedie and Yoshi Kallaway with the others.
Starcross Dons won 2-0 at Dolton Rangers Ben Beeson and Aaron Rice with the goals, while Cheriton Fitzpaine won 4-1 at home to Priory.
Tedburn St Mary top Division Eight after a 3-0 win at Bow, Darren Brown, Brad Holland and Harrison Ware sharing the goals.
Millwey Rise edged Whipton & Pinhoe 2-1, Stuart King and Nathan Warmsley with their goals.
Close call for North Tawton against Cranbrook United but they made it home 3-2 thanks to an own goal, James Simons and Steve Ward. Aaron Libretto and Stewart Kye replied for the losers.
Jubilant Exeter Panthers won 5-1 at home to City Raiders, but the Raiders second team won the only match played in Division Nine 5-0 at home to Hemyock. Adam Ziff with a hat-trick, Niall Burland and Noah Northcott scored for the Raiders.
Sunday 29th August 2021