Penultimate weekend round up in the D & E League
Plenty of action on saturday as nearly 40 league games ticked off.
Nearly 20 matches were either rained off or affected by the virus, but equally nearly 40 league games were played on saturday, with all divisions getting some action in the penultimate programme before the decade ends. Well done to all the teams in action and a round up follows.
Feniton are rapidly pulling away from their East division rivals after seeing off Upottery 4-0. Goals from Darren Witt, Matt Kingdom, Aaron Pearse and Ben Allen see Fenny now eleven points clear while Upottery are still without that opening success.
Kentisbeare eased into second place with a 3-1 win at home to Seaton Town Aiden Home, Connor Carthew and Rhys Cruse getting a goal each, Will Hellier replying for Seaton.
The other match played saw Chard Town and Dawlish United share a goalless draw, a common result this season for the Somerset club.
Thorverton stay as West leaders despite being held to a 2-2 draw at home to Elmore. Ells Allen and Chris Powell on the mark for the thors.
There was also a draw at Alphington in their derby against Newtown, Beckham Pyatt, Costa Hall and Bryan Foster earning Newtown their share.
Hatherleigh Town racked up their second win as they edged Exwick Villa 2-1. Levin Edwardson was the Villa scorer.
Chagford were 3-2 winners at home to a battling Winchester whose goals came from Declan Vowden and Chris Yelland.
DIVISIONS 1 EAST & WEST
Newton St Cyres stole the show in One West as they did away with leaders Sandford 5-2. Guy Allum scored twice including a penalty, James Venton, Paul Ruddock and Fin Jeffrey with the Cyres goals.
Unbeaten Wellington toppled Tedburn St Mary 5-1 cheered on by a big crowd. Goals for the tangerines came from Rohan Poulsom, Josh Baker, Ollie Nott and a Luke Perry double.
Alphington proved too good for rock bottom North Tawton winning 5-1, Jake Dack scoring twice but missed a pen for his hat-trick. Rikki Tucker, Sam Washbourne and Owen Sullivan with the other goals, Ryan Dunster on target for the Tawts.
Westexe Park Rangers and Uplowman Athletic drew 3-3, the home side getting a last minute penalty from earlier scorer Finlay Crocker to nab their point. Toby Hide also scored.
In One East second place Beer Albion were undone 3-2 at home to Teignmouth which was their sixth match on the road and they have not yet played at home which might not be a bad thing as the other three matches in this section were won by the visitors. Clyst Valley came away from Lympstone 4-3 ahead with goals from Carl Rodgers, Chris Holding, Dan Kortland and an own goal.
Tipton St John were 3-2 winners at Dunkeswell Rovers, Ash Baker, Sam Baker and Jake Freeman with the Tipton goals, but the biggest success came at Otterton where East Budleigh profited 4-1. Simon Tuley was the Otters scorer but he was also red-carded.
DIVISIONS 2 EAST & WEST
Axminster Town completed the double against Cranbrook United, although the brook have been the team to cause the 2 East league leaders the most problems. Jamie Barfoot, Sam Winslade, Mark Tucker and Tom Edwards with a goal each for the tigers.
Exeter United kept their unbeaten record with a narrow 3-2 win against Feniton, Sam Allen netting twice, Rhys Ashwell once. Tom Kirsch and Alex Cole replied for Fenny.
East Budleigh had too much firepower for visiting Colyton which ended 4-0, but a much closer match at Pinhoe where Millwey Rise earned a 1-1 draw.
2 West leaders St Martins went down for the second week on the bounce beaten 3-2 at Bampton. Josh Jays had both Saints goals.
Josh Tickner scored twice to earn South Zeal their 3-1 win against Broadclyst. Liam Benstead also scored. George White had the reply with Mat Beer outstanding for the losers.
Hemyock stay pointless after switching grounds but still losing 2-0 at Central. Sampford Peverell and Devon Yeoman could not be separated, as they drew 1-1.
DIVISIONS 3 EAST & WEST
Bradninch have the bragging rights after their massive 3-1 top of the table derby win at Cullompton Rangers in 3 West. Max Atifeh with a double and Curtis Goff with the Ninch goals.
Bravehearts won their big game at Broadclyst 2-0, but Keane Linstead was the pick of the losers team.
Elsewhere Central saw off Amory Green Rovers 5-1, Ashley Spark with the Rovers reply, and Chagford won 4-2 at Halwill.
AFC Exe went three points clear as 3 East leaders but had to battle hard to see off Awliscombe United 2-1. Joe Mulhall netted the Awls goal.
Winchester won the big clash against Dawlish United 3-2, Chris Down, Niall Powell and Chris Anstead scoring to take the Winches into second place.
Offwell Rangers won the other game played 3-0 at Upottery.
DIVISIONS 4 CENTRAL, EAST & WEST
4 West Central leaders Kenn Valley United were far from their best at home to Newton St Cyres but made it seven wins from seven as they went over the line at 3-1.Two goal Jamie Sly and Ben McElroy scored but the Kenn engineers were Ben Saxton, Phil White and 16 year old Jacques Vissiere.
Chris Martin with a hat-trick and two goal Josh Badham did the damage for Cheriton Fitzpaine as they won 5-1 at Exeter Panthers.
Priory and Beacon Knights drew 1-1, Zachary Burnard getting the Knights goal.
Falcons are three points clear in 3 East after a comfortable 5-2 win at home to Sidmouth Town. McCauley Campbell with a hat-trick and a Harry Jee brace undid the vikings.
Ottery St Mary worked harder to beat Exmouth Town 3-2 but came good after giving away a two goal lead. Sam Pyne 2 and Dan Welch with the Otters goals.
Richard Ball, Joe Morris and Greg Stump were on the scoresheet for HT Dons 3-1 winners against Lympstone, as were Josh Fuller and Joe Poulten for Otterton 2-0 winners at Millwey Rise.
Just two matches played in 4 West. Witheridge won 3-1 at home to Lapford, Charlie Rook, Kieron Milton and Ben Payne scoring, while Okehampton Argyle won 4-1 against North Tawton whose Richard Keast had their one goal.
Sunday 13th December 2020