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THE WEATHER WINS AGAIN, WITH PREMIER TOTALLY WASHED OUT

SATURDAYS REMAINING ACTION FEBRUARY 10

Wet weather struck again this weekend to wipe off two thirds of the programme and nowhere more than the Premier Division which saw all five matches postponed.

That shifted the focus into Division One and a major upset for league leaders St Martins who were beaten 4-3 at Minster Park by visiting Hatherleigh Town. A first half red card did not help the Saints plight, and Hatherleigh with some really inventive moves, never let go once ahead.
The other top match between Newtown Res and the University 3rds was also a thriller ending 2-2, but East Budleigh hopes of closing in on the top three were swept aside at Lympstone who won 3-2 and seem to be running into form at just the right time.

Three matches were played in Division Two which saw Central replace Clyst Valley Res as league leaders thanks to a positive 3-0 scoreline and with games in hand the KGV side look well set. However the 3-0 win in this division that catches the eye came at Beer Albion Res where the home team were shocked by bottom of the table Tedburn St Mary.
One other match to survive was at Duckes Meadow where the University 4ths were 9-1 winners against Feniton Res still seeking a win away from Acland Park.

Just three games played in Division Three but win of the day came at East Budleigh Res where Hemyock triumphed 4-1, their first points on the road following seven defeats.
Broadclyst replaced Alphington Res from third place after winning 3-2 against their visitors. Victory puts Broadclyst in touch with the top two Budleigh Res and Witheridge whose respective fixtures at Heavitree and Lyme Regis were weather victims.
Bravehearts have yet to win at home but on their travels they chalked up a really entertaing 6-3 victory against the University 5ths also at Duckes Meadow.

The only game to survive in Division Four saw the Heart of Oak get the better of Honiton Town Res and move to within touching points of their rivals.

One game only in Division Five as well but 15 goals as leaders Starcross Dons racked up a 12-3 win at Exeter United to restore their nine points cushion, and get them in the frame to hear the Intermediate County cup draw which like its Devon Senior competition is expected on tuesday.

Witheridge Res staged the only Division Six match and denied Ex Dons the chance to share top spot by sending their visitors off beaten 3-0. The win also lifted Withy two places and boosts their hopes of getting away from danger.

The University 8ths won the only match played in Division Seven and comfortably saw off Newton St Cyres Res 8-1.

In Division Eight leaders Heavitree United Res pulled five points clear winning 5-1 at Okehampton Argyle 3rds, but a huge win for bottom of the table Starcross Dons 1-0 at home to Bow AAC Res but with only two matches remaining they are resigned to finishing in the bottom two.

Sunday 11th February 2024