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RAILWAY FC JUST ONE FINAL BUT ITS THE BIG ONE, HOWEVER THEIR EXPRESS TICKETS ENDED

ROUND UP FOR SATURDAY MARCH 23

Due to illness a briefer than normal summary but commiserations to Railway FC who finished with mixed elation after their midweek success when the club reached their first ever County Cup final . Division Six Railway went from a goal down to defeat Division Five leaders Starcross Dons 2-1 and will now be the only D & E team at the County saturday finals in May.
Then this weekend their hopes of a duel cup mission were ended when they were knocked out of the Football Express cup 4-2 on penalties  by the Universitys 7th XI after a 3-3 draw and who now claim their place in the semi finals.

Hopes had been high for a complete saturday programme but not to be although there were results in every division. In Premier with leaders Alphingon not in action Kentisbeare took over thanks to a tricky 4-2 win at Winkleigh, Lapford kept on the scene winning a hard match at home to Upottery 3-0, and a similar scoreline by Lyme Regis away at Elmore Res.

Three matches also played in Division One and what a day for the bottom pair. After 17 defeats, Dawlish United drew 2-2 at home to a Lympstone side maybe still on a hangover from their County cup exit. Also second fom bottom Bow AAC surprised visitors Newton St Cyres 1-0. A dozen goals scored in the remaining match, East Budleigh toppling Newtown Res at home 8-4

Again three matches in Division Two with leaders Central FC winning 3-1 at home to South Zeal United and Clyst Valley Res likewise against visitors Farway United taking them up to second.
Not a result seen too often but Feniton Res beat Seaton Town 2-1 in the third match.

Division Three saw leaders Witheridge widen the gap lead to four points, thanks to a single goal success at Budleigh Salterton Res. Rivals Heavitree United proved too sharp for Halwill winning 4-0 at Wingfield,

Big win for Elmore 3rds who came from behind at the break to win their Division Four derby with AFC Morchard Bishop 3-1. The Heart of Oak up to second after their 2-0 win at Uplyme, while the University 5hs move into joint third following their 5-1 winat Coyton Res.

The only Division Five clash was a close encounter, St Martins Res getting the only goal at home to a stubborn Millwey Res.

Otterton retained their Division Six leadership with a convincing 6-1 against Witheridge Res.

The two leading teams in Division Seven both won 3-1. Uplowman United at home to Tedburn St Mary Res and the University 8ths away at Westexe Res.

Division Eight saw leaders Alphington 3rds overrun Amory Rovers 14-0, third place Lympstone Res winning the other match 3-0 against Millwey Rise Res

Exmouth Spartans finally clinched their place in the quarter finals of the Bill Sll Cup winning 5-2 at East Budleigh, and Dunkeswell Rovere are through to the quarter finals of the Grandisson cup winning their derby tie against Hemyock 5-3, and now face another neighbour in Upottery Res. Hover Honiton Rrd have withdrawn.

 

 

 

 

Sunday 24th March 2024