OKEY TAKE LYME OUT OF THE RACE WHILE KENTS JOIN THE CHASE MASSIVE WIN AGAINST THE UNI
PREMIER & SENIOR ROUND UP
Ten man Alphington got over the finishing line 2-1 after a few late scares against visiting Clyst Valley. The runaway Premier leaders 2-0 ahead at the break were down to ten men following a red card but held out to clinch another victory and a 15 points cushion. Jamie Dingle and Jack Mills with the Alphas goals.
The University saw their challenge badly dented from a 4-0 defeat at Kentisbeare who themselves may be still well in the race. Sam Tapp with a brace, Rhys Cruse and Alex Greening with the goals.
Lyme Regis began the day in second place but suffered a shock 3-1 defeat at Okehampton Argyle which lifted the Okes from the bottom rung. Tom Chastey, Alex Hitchin and Will Smith scoring for the Simmons Park team.
A run out at last for Elmore who then came good winning 1-0 at home to Crediton United. Rhys Parsons with the vital goal.
Sandford completed the double against Dawlish United winning 5-2 just a week after their 3-1 win at Sandy Lane. Darren Hughes and Sam Reeve with doubles, Tudor Morgan-Huggett with the other goal.
The big derby between Ottery St Mary and Sidmouth Town was postponed due to the pitch one of just four postponements in the league.
SENIOR ACTION DIVISIONS 1-4
Unbeaten Upottery are back on top of Division One thanks to a single goal victory at the University, and with matches in hand look well on the way. Aaron Pearse with the goal.
Bow AAC saw their slim hopes more or less ended after a 3-3 draw at home to the bottom club Hatherleigh Town which for them was a hugely welcome point.
Wellington beat Newtown 1-0 to swap place with Somerset neighbours Chard Town who in turn slipped to a 1-0 home defeat against Newton St Cyres whose Beckham Pyatt scored the only goal.
Lympstone came up with a surprise 2-0 win at Teignmouth, Alfie Gillard and Frazer Brown on target, while Beer Albion ended a dour run with a 6-0 hammering of East Budleigh and a nap hand for striker Reece Best. Harry Lawrence with the other goal.
Division Two leaders St Martins cantered to another big win as they sent Dunkeswell Rovers packing 7-2. Some outstanding goals too with Hugh Stronge and Finn Short holing twice, George Lummers, Billy Carter and James Goldsmith once.
The University stay on their heels but worked hard to get the better of Feniton 2-1.
Exmouth Spartans also won 2-1 at home to Tipton St John, Sam Dickinson and Rob Welsman with the goals, Cranbrook also won 2-1 at home to Central.
Westexe Rovers came away from Tedburn St Mary as 6-2 winners, Tim Locking an Andy Spokes with the home reply, and a 1-1 draw for Farway United at Clyst Valley which was a first for the home club this season.
Huge result for AFC Exe in Division Three as they toppled leaders Hemyock 1-0. With games in hand Exe have every reason to feel they are in with a shout.
Heavitree United in second place won by a single goal at Seaton Town which was a big blow to their chances.
South Zeal United saw off the University 4-1 goals coming from Harry Tickner, Owen Rutley, Liam Benstead and Sam Jones.
Witheridge renewed their hopes as they beat Lyme Regis 4-1, Rafa Sotomayor 2, Dan Greening and Jason Leat on the mark.
Although mid table Bravehearts are still in the chase and they boosted their hopes as they crushed Halwill 6-0.
Division Four leaders East Budleigh were without a game and that enabled favourites St Thomas to get within a point after a 1-0 win at Cullompton Rangers. Ross Carstairs with the goal.
The University kept their challenge going but their 2-1 win at home to Alphington was closer than they wished for.
Result of the day came at Exeter United where they romped to an 8-2 success at home to Culm United with Fady Bonnattayallum getting four of the goals.Alin Kalinov with a hat-trick and Khettache Radhouane also scoring.
A lively match at Budleigh Salterton where they won 4-0 at home to Cheriton Fitzpaine. All four goals in the first half, both teams missed a penalty and the cherries had a man sent off.
Billy Knox racked up a superb hat-trick for Colyton as they beat Elmore 4-1. Ross Broom with the other goal.
A top notch hat-trick by Marcus Symonds for Uplyme as they sent Sidmouth Town away beaten 5-1.
Sunday 29th January 2023