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RAILWAY FC COUNTY CUP HOPES BUFFERED BY THE WANDERERS

GALLANT EFFORT FROM RAILWAY BUT NOT TO BE

Railway FC hopes of bringing the A & S Paving Devon Intermediate Cup back to East Devon failed narowly in an exciting final at Newton Abbot on saturday. The Railway went down 3-2 against Watcombe Wanderers Res from the South Devon League but they came within whiskers of a penalty shoot out. In a dominant first half spell Watcombe scored first and then added two more goals after Railway equalised. A late second from Railway the newly crowned Division Six champions sparked a dramatic finish. However it was not to be but Railway can be immensely proud of their effort in their first ever season at senior level.

Meanwhile in the League Exeter University 3rds lifted the Division One crown following their 6-1 victory at Bow AAC and they still have a game in hand. St Martins finish as runners up a point clear of Wellington Res.

Up in Premier the battle for runners up goes on with Lapford who were 2-1 winners at Clyst Valley, neck and neck with Kentisbeare who demolished Colyton 8-2 at the Peace fields. Advantage lies with Lapford as they have three matches to play while Kents have just two but the pair meet at Rectory Park on thursday so what a clash that could be.

There is still a ding dong battle going on for the Division Two crown. Leaders Central completed their season with a 6-0 victory at Seaton Town, but both the University 4ths who also won 6-0 at home to Farway United, and Westexe Park Rangers, 3-2 winners at Exmouth Spartans can catch them. So tuesday nights clash betwen the students and the Rangers is massive.

That leaves just the Division Five title to be resolved which it will on tuesday evening. Leaders Starcross Dons are at home to Tops United and will be champions unless they drop points and St Martins Res win their last match away at Upottery Res.

 

Sunday 12th May 2024