Raiders on hold because of Covid
Students take over at top
City Raiders hopes of landing the first title of the season were put on hold because of Covid and both their teams matches in Division Eight and Nine postponed.
Instead attention switched back to Division Five and the University who powered to a 6-0 victory at Cranbrook United and take over top spot on goal difference.
AFC Exe in third place had to work a little harder to beat Awliscombe United 2-0, and the other match played saw Amory Green Rovers pocket three welcome points as they beat Cheriton Fitzpaine 4-2. Darren Heale and Josh Venn both scoring twice.
The Universitys Division Six side also stepped up with a 2-1 win at Kenn Valley United, Jamie Farrell the home scorer, while in the only other game played Devon Yeoman beat Witheridge 2-1 in a crucial basement clash. Matt Smith with the home goal.
Priory on the basement rung of Division Seven enjoyed just their third success as they accounted for Otterton 4-2. Ashley Parkes 2, Anthony Holwell and Ben Robinson with the goals. Joe Poulten and Callum Moore replied for a disappointed Otters.
AFC Morchard Bishop beat Bradninch 3-1 in the only other game played. Chris Andrews, Adam Bell and Liam Tucker with the home account, Ryan Upham getting one back for the Ninch.
No let up for Division Eight favourites Heart of Oak who swept North Tawton aside 6-0.
Leaders Whipton & Pinhoe were run close before edging the University 3-2. Andrew Felton 2 and Lewis Brown scoring.
Bow AAC and Exeter Panthers drew 2-2, Nick Jones and Mike Tapp with the home goals, Owen Lester and Reece Phillips for the Panthers.
Just two matches played in Division Nine. Whipton & Pinhoe won an entertaining encounter at Feniton 6-3, Mike Ebdon, Mike Maloney and Terry Marles with the Fenny goals, and Hatherleigh Town won 4-2 at home to Hemyock, whose Trevor Amor and Elliot Worth scored consolations.
Sunday 6th February 2022