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LYME STUN THE UNIVERSITY BUT THE COLLEGE STILL WIN THE GEARY

ROUND UP FOR SATURDAY MAY 18

Cheered on by a large and enthusiastic following, the University 8th team captured the Geary cup with a 2-0 victory against a gritty Uplowman United at Minster Park, Exminster. The win went some way to avenging their Division 7 league campaign with Uplowman crowned as champions and the students as runners up. A goal in either half won it for the students, and although there was little to choose between the two teams the University limited their opponents chances with some solid defenc. It is the first time the University have won the trophy.

Back in the league Lyme Regis came up with a thumping 8-2 win against the Universitys second eleven in Premier with one of their best displays this season.
Clyst Valley ended their campaign with a 2-0 win at home to Winkleigh who still have a game to play, which is at Lapford on wednesday evening. That will be a huge match if second place Kentisbeare get maximum points at home to Lyme Regis on tuesday evening. Lapford have to match Kents to be Premier runners up.
Torrential rain just twenty minutes before kick off caused the Sandford meeting with Upottery to be postponed.

On friday evening Westexe Park Rangers made a gallant bid to win by a 14 goals margin at Farway United to deny Central FC second place in Division Two. Westexe won it 12-2 but it was not enough so although the top three ended on 52 points, the University 4ths are crowned champions and Central stay as runners up.

In Division Six Otterton ran up an 8-1 success at home to Bampton and now need two points from their last two matches to overtake Ex Dons who have completed their season and finish runners up. Defeat for the ponies means they finish fourth.

Division Eight was completed for the season with the bottom pair Starcross Dons and Farway United in a nine goal thriller, the Dons edging it 5-4.

Looking ahead Starcross Dons first XI need at least a draw at home to Tops United on tuesday to deny St Martins Res the Division Five crown. That will complete the entire divisional champions and runners up in the League.

Although not involving our teams, Newton Abbot Spurs Res won the Devon Senior cup at Newton Abbot 3-1 against Paignton Saints their fellow South Devon League side.

Sunday 19th May 2024