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TWO WINS IN THREE DAYS NO GOALS CONCEDED FOR THE ALPHAS

SATURDAYS ROUND UP APRIL 6

A second victory in less than three days without conceding a goal kept Alphington as Premier Division leaders and favourites to retain their title, but they still have work to do. Following thursdays five goal haul against Upottery, the Alphas were 3-0 winners at home to Colyton who now look out of the running.
Kentisbeare remain as the Alphas main rivals but with a much depleted side had to dig deep for a vital 1-0 victory against a stubborn Okehampton Res, the Kents substitute coming on to score the vital decider after which they safely saw the game out.
Just one other match in the top flight avoided the weather which was at Lapford where they were much too sharp for visiting Clyst Valley who were sent packing 6-1.

The weather put paid to two of the three Division One matches played but mystery Lsurrounds the game at Lympstone where Dawlish United were the intendedd red todigdeep opponents. Whatever the reasons the match did not take place.

Only one game survived the weather in Division Two because hosts South Zeal United moved into Okehamptons Simmons Park to face Exmouth Spartans but the day ended as victory for Exmouth 3-2.

One match only played in Division Three where Lyme Regis Res switched to the nearby pitch at Woodroffe school to tackle Heavitree United. Lyme managed a brave fight but Heavitree went homemuch depleted  2-1 winners.

There was an astonishing result at Uplyme in Division Four where they defeated AFC Morchard Bishop 10-5. The visitors actually scored first, then trailed 3-2 at the break and a real “basketball” second half saw prolific scorers Uplyme take their tally to over 70 for the season.
That result rather took the limelight away from leaders Bickleigh who chalked up yet another home victory 7-0 against Cheriton Fitzpaine, but the buzzards widened the gap on their rivals.

Just one game in Division Five with second place St Martins Res keeping their 100% away record with a narrow 1-0 win at Whipton & Pinhoe.

The Railway FC stay top of Division Six after a 3-1 derby win against City Raiders, but their two main challengers also pocketed maximum points. Otterton came good 4-2 at Exeter Royals, and Bampton just got the better of a lively Witheridge Res 4-3.

All three Division Seven matches were beaten by the weather, but in Division Eight Lympstone Res hopes of finishing as runners up were boosted by their 4-2 win at Millwey Rise Res.

One cup tie was played. Sidmouth Town Res switched their Grandisson quarter final against East Budleogh to their opponents ground and it paid off with the vikings winning 4-3 on penalties after a 2-2 draw. The vikings now await the winners of the first round tie between Feniton Res and Tipton St John.

Sunday 7th April 2024