Three is the lucky number for cup success
In fact two threes as D & E dominates Senior cup
THREE was the lucky number for D & E teams in the Robert Williams Devon Senior cup with Bow AAC beating Newtown 3-0, AFC Exe coming up with the same result at home to East Allington United, and for Seaton Town at Bravehearts.
The University came through with a three goal advantage at home to Seaton Town winning 4-1, and Teignmouth made it into the quarters as well as they beat Totnes & Dartington 3-1.
The only difference was for Newton St Cyres whoe were taken to penalties by visitors Morley Rangers from Plymouth but the Cyres won it 5-4 on penalties.
So a great day for the League with six teams into the last eight. The two other teams that join them for the draw are Beesands Rovers who beat Ilsington Villa 2-0, and Plympton Athletic who were winners at Harbertonford on penalties.
For various reasons there was only one match played in Division One and that saw Chard Town rock leaders Winkleigh 3-1. It was a massive blow to the Winks hopes as they complete their halfway mark, but keeps the cider men involved in the picture.
With Division Two leaders St Martins on the day off, their title rivals Exeter University join them on 30 points after a 5-1 win at Clyst Valley.
Central hopes were checked by a goalless draw against Farway United, and Cranbrook were also slowed after a 2-2 draw at Tipton St John who on this effort will not remain bottom for much longer.
There was also a draw at Feniton where it finished 1-1 with Tedburn St Mary
Westexe Rovers enjoyed a 5-1 success at Dunkeswell Rovers and with matches in hand can still feature among the leaders.
Octobers team of the month Hemyovk the Division Three leaders had to work hard for their 2-1 success at the University but they regarded it as a big result especially as their closest challengers Heavitree United were held to a 2-2 draw at Halwill.
South Zeal United gained ground winning 2-0 at home to Witheridge which was just their seond defeat.
Broadclyst claimed away from danger winning 4-1 against Chagford, and Lyme Regis overtook Bampton after beating their visitors 3-0, but the ponies have quite a few matches in hand.
Budleigh Salterton won the big local derby at Division Four leaders East Budleigh which was great news for the University as they plundered a 7-2 success at Alphington, and for St Thomas SC whoe 100% record was never in danger at home to Colyton Res who were despatched 8-2.
Sidmouth Town were 5-1 winners at home to Cheriton Fitzpaine, but the two remaining matches played between Elmore and Uplyme, and also Culm against Exeter United both finished 2-2. Just a fourth point for the latter.
Sunday 4th December 2022