Teign Village get their first win in the cup for nearly a century
Newcomers express their delight after bridging the gap.
INTERMEDIATE ACTION DIVISIONS 5-8
Nearly a 100 years after they last played in the Football Express cup one of Devons oldest competitions, newly returned Teign Village began their hopes of winning the cup for the first time with a 3-2 success at Millwey Rise.
Last seasons beaten finalists Thorverton were unable to raise a side for their first round tie at Bickleigh, but some close contests elsewhere notably at Morchard Bishop where they managed to edge out Dolton Rangers on penalties after getting to 90 minutes at 1-1. Quintin Smith with the home goal.
Upottery enjoyed a 5-1 canter into the next round at home to Awliscombe whose consolation goal came from Joe Mulhall.
The Heart of Oak on their new pitch at Countess Wear beat Witheridge 2-1, Mason Clifford and Jack Smith with their goals, Dan Plumridge with the Withy reply.
Cheriton Fitzpaine also won 2-1 at City Raiders, Zak Squire with the home consolation.
St Martins triumphed 3-1 at Central, Tom Aldridge, Dan Heagney and an own goal doing the business.
The eye watering scoreline in the Geary cup was at Bradninch where they collapsed to a 17-1 defeat against Otterton. Six of the goals came from Ryan Wright, four from Tom Sicklemore.
However the cup holders Hatherleigh Town are out losing 8-7 on penalties at home to Lympstone after a 2-2 draw.
Kris Roper scored both goals that saw Exeter Royals through 2-0 at North Tawton.
Priory were 4-2 winners at Whipton & Pinhoe, Ashley Parkes with a brace of goals, Stuart Davis and Conor MaGranaghan with aces.
City Raiders won 4-1 at Starcross Dons , but elsewhere Millwey Rise were unable to field a side at Newton St Cyres and Seaton Town also failed to show up for their tie at Bampton.
League action was reduced to a single Division 5 match which saw Cranbrook 4-0 winners at Axmouth United, although it was closer than the scoreline suggests.
Away wins for Devon Yeoman 4-2 at Okehampton Argyle, and for Ottery St Mary at Sandford in the two Division Six matches played.
Exmouth Rovers won the only Division Seven game 6-1 at home to Phoenix United whose Jordan Maidment at least got one back to ease the pain.
Wins for Ex Dons at Hemyock 2-0 in Division Eight and also for Farway United 2-1 at home to South Zeal United.
Bow AAC failed to make progress in the brought forward Devon Intermediate cup losing 4-1 at Kingsteignton Athletic.
Sunday 4th September 2022