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SIX OF THE BEST FROM THE ALPHAS, AND OVERALL IT RAINED GOALS ELSEWHERE

SATURDAYS ACTION MARCH 16

The weather may have accounted for just over half the scheduled programme being scrubbed off, but that did not limit a goal spree day which saw exactly 100 goals scored in the 17 matches which kicked off. 91 came in the 14 matches which completed the day, and 9 more in the three University home fixtures which were all abandoned at Duckes meadow after becoming unplayable, and are likely to have to be replayed.

One cup tie was completed and saw Uplowman United book their place in the semi finals of the Geary cup after winning a penalty shoot out against Heavitree United Res after the pair ended at 2-2.

Otherwise the limelight was on Alphington who regained top spot again in Premier following their emphatic 6-0 victory at third place Colyton on the Axe Vale 3G ground at Axminster. The victory underlines their promotion intentions and they remain unbeaten on their travels having conceded only five goals.
Clyst Valley staged the only other Premier game winning 7-0 against Elmore Res who did their best to limit the scoreline.

Dawlish United were hammered 11-1 by visitors Hatherleigh Town in the only Division One match played, but the North Devon side fully praised gallant Dawlish for their non stop efforts.

There was similar praise by the University 4ths in Division Two at Exmouth Spartans after they ran out 12-1 winners. The students felt Exmouth just had one of those days while they in turn could do little wrong.
A much closer call at Central FC where the leaders saw off Seaton Town 2-0 and retain their six point lead.

Only one game completed in Division Three, Halwill moving up a slot after an entertaining 5-3 win against Sidmouth Town 3rds, and also in Division Four which saw Honiton Town Res edge into second place following their 8-1 win at home to Chagford. The University 6ths game at home to Elmore 3rds was abandoned after just 11 minutes with the students three up.

A superb contest in Division Five with Whipton & Pinhoe sharing eight goals against Awlsicombe United, but the University 7ths game against Millwey Rise ended after 61 minutes with the college 4-1 ahead.

Division Six had the luxury of three matches played and completed. Bampton moved closer to the top three thanks to a single goal victory at Witheridge Res, Exeter Royals enjoyed a 6-1 success at home to Axmouth United, and Sandford Res went nap at home to Whipton & Pinhoe Res without reply.

Phoenix United still searching for that first elusive home win in Division Seven were held 2-2 by Bradninch, but the Unviersity 8ths match against City Raiders Res was abandoned at the interval with the college a goal ahead.

Division Eight leaders Alphington 3rds kept their home 100% record winning just 2-1 against Lympstone Res which in turn was their first away defeat.

 

 

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