Premier championship showdown date decided
Weekend round up below
The overall Premier division title will be decided a week on saturday between Lapford and Lyme Regis following this weeks new that the seasiders abandoned 3-0 lead against Chard Town will not be replayed. The League took the decision after reviewing the options, and that means Lyme and Lapford will contest the Premier cup at Topsham on saturday June 5.
However Premier West champions Lapford completed their season with a 5-1 win at home to Chagford to finish five points clear of Thorverton. Top striker Mark Tucker bagged yet another brace with Ben Tucker, Gavin Weeks and Matt Parsell adding singles.
Alphington were 3-1 winners at Newtown in the other game played, Tom Bray the home scorer, and that brought the conclusion for both Premier divisions.
One East champions Exmouth Rovers were unable to play their last match against Dunkeswell Rovers as their pitch was unavailable, so the only game played in this section was at Clyst Valley where they edged Lyme Regis 2-1. Ed Williams and Ashraf Hasham-Ahmed with the Valley goals.
Just one game played in One West but a crucial victory for Halwill 2-0 at home to leaders Newton St Cyres. Halwill can still catch the Cyres if they win their last three home matches, unless Newton avoid defeat at Bow on monday which would be enough to get the job done.
Ottery St Mary are on the brink of catching 2 East leaders Axminster Town if they win their last match against Millwey Rise next saturday. The tigers will be hoping their nearest neighbours can provide a major upset.
The Otters are in this position but awaiting the gift of three points as saturdays opponents Exeter United were unable to field a side.
In Two West Central are also in the position of awaiting three points after Bampton were unable to complete their trip into Exeter this weekend. Central will then be declared champions
Devon Yeoman keep them waiting after a 5-3 win at home to Hemyock.
Okehampton Argyle made sure of third place as they won their last match 5-1 at home to Culm United. Lee Ryan with a hat-trick, Connor Madge and Redd Cann with the other goals.
Winchester are crowned Three East champions following their 3-1 win at home to Awliscombe United and they still have two matches in hand. Lewis Blackwell with a first half penalty gave the visitors a half time lead, but the Winches came good in the second half.
Topsham Town beat Devon Yeoman 5-1 to ensure themselves of the mid table slot, and Cranbrook drew 0-0 against Offwell Rangers which gives them an outside chance of finishing off the bottom rung if they can get another point from their remaining two matches this week, but not an easy task.
Only one game played in 3 Three West but saw Witheridge enjoy an 8-0 win at home to Halwill. Harrison Welch hit four goals, colleague Will Hamill with a hat-trick and Adam Pincombe with the single.
Goals by the bucketful in Four Central the most significant result coming at Tedburn St Mary where Thorverton made sure of runners up with a 5-1 success. Chris Harlow, Piers Maclauchlan, Nathan Mairs, James Vanstone and Ben Mills shared the goals.
Beacon Knights were 5-4 winners against Whipton & Pinhoe with Oliver Fox and Elliot Groombridge both scoring twice. Spyros Mengkri with the other goal. Andrew Felton 2, Jake Langmaid and Charlie Way with the Whips goals.
City Raiders and Cranbrook United shared eight goals, while Priory were 3-2 winners at Exeter Panthers making a tally of 28 goals from the four matches played. Shane Needs with a brace and Joel Ramsey with the Priory goals.
Four East champions Ottery St Mary rounded off their season with a 2-1 victory at Dawlish United. Joe Broadbent and Sam Pyne with the goals.
Bradninch beat Otterton 4-2 in the other match played, Tom Rhodes pocketing a treble for the Ninch, whose Bryan Upham also scored. Tom Sicklemore had both Otterton goals.
Witheridge made a giant stride towards the Four West crown winning 2-1 at North Tawton, Roger Bonaparte and Matt Osman with the goals. Current leaders Bickleigh may have blown their hopes as they were held 1-1 at Morchard Bishop whose Adam Leat scored the home goal. Josh Carter was the ponies scorer.
Lapford won 8-0 against Amory Green Rovers in the only other match played as Westexe Park Rangers were unable to field a side to make the trip to Dolton Rangers.
Sunday 23rd May 2021