PREVIEW OF THE LEAGUE AND CUP ACTION STILL ON THIS WEEKEND
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 18
Article updated from original because of the weather and widespread postponements
Our sole Sportslighting Devon Premier cup surviviors Alphington have been favoured with a quarter final home draw in February against either Barnstaple Town Res or Boca Seniors, but in the meantime they will be trying to extend their position as Premier division leaders this saturday over surprise challengers Winkleigh. The North Devon club also unbeaten were at home to Clyst Valley until the weather intervened, leaving the Alphas to gain ground away against an Okehampton Res side optimistically hoping they can get their first win of the season although even a draw would delight them.
Four other Premier games were on offer this weekend but the weather is unkind, and all have been called off
Huge match in Division One between third place Teignmouth Res and Exeter University 3rds also off, leaders St Martins are without a match, so Wellington Res who are away at Newtown Res could take a step closer.
Neither of the top two In Division Two are in league action so a win for Westexe Park Rangers at Tipton St John could have taken them joint top but that too has been postponed.
Current leaders Central have a Bill Slee cup tie to face at Honiton Town Res, and at the moment that is still on.
Division Three leaders Budleigh Salterton Res defend their four point cushion at home to neighbours Sidmouth Town 3rds but rivals Alphington Res and Broadclyst both unbeaten have been left with a blank day as have Witheridge also unbeaten who were set to welcome Bravehearts.
Division Four leaders Bickleigh have the chance to open a four point gap at home to Uplyme but their visitors are also doing well and a win would get them into the top three.
Division Five teams will be hoping that Exeter University 7ths can dent runaway leaders Starcross Dons 100% record, but the big game between second place St Martins Res and third place Awliscombe United is now off.
Neither of the top two in Division Six are in action ant the weather has blown Otterton the chance to regain the leadership if they could have seen off Witheridge Res.
Its top versus bottom in Division Seven where unbeaten leaders Uplowman Athletic are away at Tedburn St Mary Res.
The top two in Division Eight Alphington 3rds and Heavitree United Res go into battle at Exwick Sports hub both unbeaten, and will be monitered closely by third place Lympstone Res who are also unbeaten and away at Farway United Res.
Just one big tie left in the A & S Paving Devon Intermediate Cup with Exeter Royals away at Newton Abbot 66 Res. Upottery Res at home to City RaIders will now have to be played next week.
Thursday 16th November 2023