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TWO MORE CHAMPIONS WITHERIDGE AND UPLOWMAN UNITED

WEEKEND ROUND UP APRIL 27

Two more champonships were decided at the weekend, an elated Witheridge capturing the Division Three title in style at Lyme Regis Res where they ran out victorious 8-1, and then in Division Seven Uplowman United were 4-2 winners at Tedburn St Mary Res and both new champions made it with two matches to spare.

In Premier leaders Alphington need just one more point to win the title for the second season running after their 4-0 win at home to a battling Lyme Regis.
Only Kentisbeare who won a great tussle at Lapford 2-1, and their hosts can match the Alphas but the leaders goal difference is so vast that realistically the task looks impossible.
Fourth place Upottery were held to a 2-2 draw by Sidmouth Town Res, Colyton travelled back from Sandford with the points from a 5-3 win, but Winkleigh were no match for the University Res at Duckes Meadow where they went down 5-0.
However it was a big day for Elmore Res as they won their first game of the season 2-0 at home to Okehampton Res.

St Martins ensured they would finish in the top two in Division One after winning their last match 6-1 at home to Dawlish United and knocking Wellington Res off top spot. However the University 3rds who were 8-3 winners at Hatherleigh Town still have five matches to go to get the seven points they need to be champions.
Newtown Res won an enjoyable clash with Ottery Res 3-2, Teignmouth Res pretty much ensured a top half finish after winning 2-1 at home to Newton St Cyres,
Lympstone and Bow AAC both facing possible relegation drew 2-2 at the Marine camp.

Central retained their 15 point lead in Division Two after beating Farway United 4-1, but still need another point to lift the title from their two remaining fixtures.
The University 4th team who beat Exmouth Spartans 5-2, and Westexe Park Rangers 5-0 winners at home to Tedburn St Mary both with seven to play are still not without hope.
Tipton St John gave themselves a chance of climbing out of the bottom two with a 1-0 win at relegation rivals Feniton Res.

With the Division Three title resolved, Broadclyst gave themselves a great chance of coming second after a 4-1 win against third place Heavitree United. Alphington Res who had the day off are also still in the mix.

Bickleigh still forge ahead as Division Four leaders following their 6-0 win at Chagford but the moormen gave another performance where they never stopped trying.
The Heart of Oak remain in second place after a much harder 2-0 win at Colyton Res, Honiton Town Res won 5-0 at the University 6ths to boost their top three hopes as did Uplyme who were 3-0 winners at Cullompton Res.

Neither of the two Division Five title chasers were in action and third place Upottery Res were slowed down by bottom of the table Exeter United in an entertaining 5-5 draw.

The Division Six leaders Railway FC won 9-0 at second place Otterton who were still reflecting on their cup success a few days earlier and maybe feeling the effects. The Railway were given another boost as Bampton in third place went down 4-1 to the Ex Dons.Victory from one of their last four will clinch it for the railmen.

With Uplowman settled as Division Seven champions the runners up spot is still up for grabs, but second place University 8ths were held to a goalless draw by Priory, City Raiders Res held 4-4 by Phoenix, and North Tawton crashed 2-1 at South Zeal Res.

Division Eight saw nothing played as Farway Res were unable to raise a side to take on Bow Res at Eastlee.

Sunday 28th April 2024