OKES AND FORT DAVEY BOYS ON CLOUD 9 BUT WINKS AND ALPHAS GROUNDED
PREMIER ROUND UP SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9
No one saw this coming but Winkleigh suffered their first ever Premier Division defeat losing 2-0 to an Okehampton Argyle Res which prior to kick off had yet to taste victory. The result also denied the Winks the chance to share top spot for the second time, but a big day for the Okes as they battle for safety.
Kentisbeare joined Winkleigh in second place following their 2-1 win at home to Crediton United Res but it was far from easy. Crediton scored first from a free kick, then saved a Kentisbeare penalty, and then after equalising Kentisbeare needed a penalty to grab the points.
Colyton also won 2-1 at home to Sandford but again had to work really hard, and Sidmouth Town Res made Lapford work overtime to win their game 3-2.
Upottery were the only home side not to collect maximum points as they and University Res shared a 1-1 draw.
However the big story came in the East Devon Senior cup where an elated Lyme Regis knocked out the holders Alphington 4-3 on penalties after the teams ended 1-1. Full marks to the Fort Davey side for a brilliant achievment, and the win books them a quarter final slot but for the losers it ended a dramatic week. Alphington have been informed they may be ruled out of the Sportslighting Devon Premier cup after fielding an unregistered player in their 5-1 win at Park United two weeks ago so the League will have no representative in the quarter finals if this is confirmed.
Apart from the drama at Fort Davey, there was also East Devon Senior cup success for Newton St Cyres as they won away at Clyst Valley 6-2 and also book a quarter final slot.
City Raiders are through to the next round of the A & S Paving Devon Intermediate cup after they beat Upottery Res 6-3 and the Raiders will now be at home to Lifton who were the winners 54 years ago in 1971 when it was known as the Devon Junior Cup.
Finally Otterton are into the quarter finals of the Football Express Cup after a 3-1 success at Awliscombe United.
Sunday 26th November 2023