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LEAGUE AND CUP ACTION COMING UP IF THE WEATHER PERMITS.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24

Premier division leaders Kentisbeare who now have the day off as hosts Colyton have postponed their meeting could lose top spot back to title favourites Alphington who are at home to Crediton United Res. Kirton have the ability to cause an upset but they will have to be at their best to avoid defeat at the Chronicles.
Lapford with five victories in their last six outings have a derby to resolve at home to Sandford, and Okehampton Res have Clyst Valley as their guests. Lyme Regis were  at home to the University Res who are without a win for some time but the fixture has fallen foull of the weather.

Other Premier teams are in cup action in the East Devon Senior competition with Upottery at home to Winkleigh, and Sidmouth Town Res taking on First division Newton St Cyres.

Troubled Dawlish United were due to make the short trip to Division One leaders St Martins but another victim of the weather.
Second place Exeter University 3rds five points behind the Saints, are at second from bottom Bow AAC, but the pick of the four games on offer may be at Hatherleigh Town where East Budleigh could upset the odds.

Second place Clyst Valley Res are at home to Division Two leaders Central, South Zeal United have their work cut out to dent the University 4ths 100% home record.

Third Division leaders Witheridge defend their unbeaten record at home to Sidmouth Towns 3rd team, but Broadclyst just a point behind may need to improve their away record to stay in touch when they pop into the city to tackle the University 5ths.

The Division Four leaders Bickleigh go into saturdays clash at second place Honiton Town Res with the knowledge that the Mountbatten Park side are unbeaten at home.
Third place Uplyme take on fourth place University 6ths, while at the other end of the table big points on offer for Elmore 3rds at home to Cheriton Fitzpaine.

Second place St Martins Res are hoping their 100% away record will stand them in good stead as they tackle Whipton & Pinhoe as they try and cut back the eleven points lead of Division Five leaders Starcross Dons who have the day off.
Upottery Res can also cut the deficit unless their hosts Exeter United can spring a shock.

Division Six pacemakers Railway FC will not be expecting to slip against Sandford Res, but second place Otterton may have harder resistance from Bampton who are the divisions draw specialists on their travels.

Just a point separates the top three in Division Seven with Uplowman United needing to be wary of a Newton St Cyres Res who fare much better on the road.

Only one match on offer in Division Eight but it involves the top two with leaders Heavitree United Res crossing the city to take on Alphington 3rds.

Other cup matches on parade sees a big Bill Slee derby tie between between East Budleigh Res and Exmouth Spartans. The other tie at Budleigh is off.

Thursday 22nd February 2024