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STONES POWER INTO COUNTY CUP QUARTERS, ALPHAS BACK TO THE TOP IN PREMIER, KENTS WIN CUP THRILLER ON PENS

SATURDAY ROUND UP JANUARY 13

A massive result for Lympstone as they powered into the quarter finals of the M.J. Evans Devon County Senior cup sweeping Ilfracombe Town Res aside 8-0. Both teams had been re-instated after cup holders ExeterUniversity 3rds had been turfed out, and the Lympets made the most of home advantage at the Marine camp to soldier into the last eight. They will now be away to Central FC, in early February, and whatever the outcome will ensure the League has at least one semi finalist.

Other cup action saw Upottery the East Devon Senior cup runners up in the past two seasons and Bow AAC finally get their preliminary round resolved. Upottery shaded it 2-1 so a gallant effort by the Division One side.
Kentisbeare meanwhile made it through to the quarter finals after getting the better of Lapford the 2022 winners, 4-3 on pens following an entertaining 3-3 draw.

Meanwhile Alphington are back as Premier Division leaders thanks to a 4-0 win at Sandford, and with Kentisbeare in cup action.
Colyton moved up to third place with a 4-3 win at Elmore Res who were not too far adrift from finally getting a point on the board, similar to their midweek loss at home to Sidmouth Res.
Crediton United Res beat a disappointing Lyme Regis 3-0 at their Davey Fort, and Clyst Valley were 3-1 winners at Sidmouth Town Res in the other top match.

St Martins kept their eight point lead in Division One with a 4-2 victory away at Hatherleigh Town, but were matched by their main challengers Exeter University 3rds who saw off East Budleigh by the same scoreline.
Teignmouth Res and Wellington Res in third and fourth place ensured they did not lose ground. The Teigns were 5-3 winners at Ottery St Mary Res, Wellington getting the only goal of a much tighter clash at home to Newton St Cyres.

There was a huge result for Seaton Town as they checked Division Two leaders Westexe Park Rangers 2-2. That allowed Central to go top on goal difference following their narrow 2-1 win at home to the University 4ths.
An even bigger result for struggling Tipton St John who were 2-1 winners at Clyst Valley Res, and more eyebrows raised at Beer Albion Res where they were held to a goalless draw by Feniton Res.

East Budleigh Res came up with one of the top results of the day as they won their derby with Division Three leaders Budleigh Salterton Res 3-1.
Disappointment also for Alphington Res beaten 4-2 at home by Halwill.
Broadclyst extended their impressive home record with a 6-2 win against Bravehearts, and Heavitree United won a crucial match against the University 5ths 4-3.

The top three in Division Four enjoyed a good day, leaders Bickleigh settling for a 3-0 win at Dunkeswell Rovers to maintain their challenge, Uplyme clocking up a 9-4 success at Chagford and Honiton Town Res beating the University 6ths 4-3, which was only just the students second loss.

A bonus for Division Five with a full programme but a big upset at the top with leaders Starcross Dons suffering just a second defeat losing 3-2 at Millwey Rise which for them was only their second success and probably ranks as the result of the day.
Close rivals St Martins Res won their derby against Whipton & Pinhoe 4-2 the University 7ths and Upottery Res shared six goals, and a taste of victory for the first time ever for Tops United as they won 2-0 against Exeter United both teams having started the match with just a point each.

The Division Six leaders Railway FC came through a stiff challenge at Witheridge Res 3-2, while close rivals Whipton & Pinhoe Res and Otterton hit five goals in their winning encounters.
Ex Dons added to the momentum winning their game at Cheriton Fitzpaine 3-1.

Co-incidentally four of the five matches in Division Seven resulted in 4-0 victories led by the leaders City Raiders and second place Uplowman Athletic at home to Phoenix United, the only spoilers were third place North Tawton 3-1 winners at Westexe Park Rangers Res, but there again four goals overall.

In Division Eight Heavitree United Res were much too strong for hosts City Raiders 3rds where they won 9-0, and the result took them above Alphington 3rds whose match against Millwey Rise Res did not take place because of a footwear problem at the hub.

AFC Morchard Bishop are through to the quarter finals of the Bill Slee Cup after crushing Hemyock 8-2, while Farway United 7-0 winners at Elmore 3rds, and South Zeal United 4-0 winners at the Heart of Oak made it through to round 2.

City Raiders 4-1 win at Axmouth United won them a quarter final place in the Football Express Cup. Still four other round 1 ties to be resolved.

 

 

 

 

Sunday 14th January 2024