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SMALLER PROGRAMME THAN USUAL BUT SOME TOP MATCHES THIS WEEKEND

SATURDAY APRIL 13

All clubs have been requested to hold a minute’s silence before their matches this weekend in memory of League Chairman Mr Roland Brown who sadly passed away last week. Roland was a hugely popular figure in the League and also with his Devon County colleagues, as well as a prominent figure for Topsham Town for many many years.

Hopefully the weather will brighten to bring about an almost full programme especially in Premier where six matches are scheduled. The big game here is at leaders Alphington where they welcome third place Winkleigh who have the unenviable task of trying to halt the reigning champions from going eight points clear. Second place Kentisbeare are without a game but no guesses as to who they will be supporting.
Another top clash at third place Lapford where they host fourth place Colyton.
Elsewhere Clyst Valley are at home to Crediton United Res who would swap places were Kirton to succeed, Upottery welcome Sandford, and Elmore Res are looking to get their first win away at Sidmouth Town Res who pocketed three priceless points with victory against Lyme Regis on wednesday.
Lyme are back at Fort Davey to take on Okehampton Res who are still hoping to get their first away point of the season.

Wellington Res could take over as Division One leaders if they avoid defeat at Bow AAC, as current leaders St Martins have the day off. The match is the penultimate fixture for the tangerines who would more or less guarantee a top three finish with three points.

Central go into their Division Two match at Exmouth Spartans knowing a win could open a ten points cushion especially if second place Clyst Valley Res slip up at Farway United who have a pretty impressive home record.
Big T showdown at the other end of the table as Tipton St John and Tedburn St Mary chase priceless relegation points.

Witheridge have the chance to go ten points clear as Division Three leaders if they win at East Budleigh Res as second place Broadclyst have had their game with Hemyock put back to later in the month.

With Division Four leaders Bickleigh not in action, second place Heart Of Oak could cut the seven points deficit if they beat a Cheriton Fitzpaine side yet to win on their own patch this season. Close rivals Honiton Town Res have a derby clash at Colyton Res.

Only the four bottom teams in Division Five are in action, Tops United host Whipton & Pinhoe, while Awliscombe United get a visit from Exeter United.

Division Six leaders Railway FC take their 100% away record to Axmouth United who have lost the four matches they have been able to play at home this season. Six matches in all in this division to look forward to.

In Division Seven Uplowman United will widen their leadership to five points if they win at South Zeal Res.

Division Eight champions Alphington 3rds complete their season at home to Millwey Rise Res and would have won all their home matches if they pick up maximum points.
Lympstone Res chasing second place are at home to Amory Rovers.

 

 

 

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