VIKINGS GET THEIR FIRST POINT OVER AT COLYTON
Winkleigh still unbeaten in their first ever Premier season
Sidmouth Town Res were the surprise package of the day in the Premier division as they held leaders Colyton to a 2-2 draw on their own patch. It was a first point for the vikings and the first Colyton have dropped, so a major result.
Champions Alphington were also held 1-1 at Lapford, and are joined in second place by Winkleigh whose 5-0 success at home to Lyme Regis makes it a dream start for the North Devon side.
Clyst Valley made it two wins from two with a close run 2-1 win at home to Kentisbeare, while Crediton Res obtained their first win of the season 4-1 at Elmore who have now lost their three opening fixtures.
St Martins head the way on goal difference in Division One after a 4-2 victory at home to an Ottery St Mary Res outfit that resisted well. The Minster Park club are ahead of Wellington Res who were 4-0 winners at Dawlish United and a very confident start by the tangerines.
Teignmouth are into third place winning 2-1 at Newtown which was as close as it sounds.
East Budleigh routed a Chard Town side 10-1 which leaves the Somerset club still without a point, but big smiles at Bow AAC where they got off the mark at last with a 3-1 win at home to Lympstone.
Westexe Park Rangers kept their 100% record in Division Two but were run close by Beer Albion Res before edging in 3-2.
Leaders Central were much in command at Tedburn St Mary where they romped home 5-1.
Exmouth Spartans could hardly have expected the 9-0 victory they acheived at Seaton Town, but a lot tighter between South Zeal United and Clyst Valley Res where they shared the points from a 2-2 draw.
Four wins from four for Division Three leaders Budleigh Salterton Res and four is the number as they won 4-0 at Hemyock who sadly have withdrawn their reserve team from the league this past week.
Witheridge made light of the visit by East Budleigh Res where it finished 8-1, a score almost emulated by Broadclyst at Halwill 7-1.
More goals at Lyme Regis where Bravehearts came good 5-1 and at Heavitree United where Sidmouth Town 3rds succumbed 4-1.
Honiton Town Res kept their good start as Division Four leaders getting the better of Uplyme in their derby meeting at Mountbatten Park.
Bickleigh kept their 100% record edging Dunkeswell Rovers 4-3 in a cracking game where it ended with the buzzards keeper saving a last minute penalty.
The Heart of Oak enjoyed their second win 7-0 at home to a sporting Colyton Res side, and a goal glut at Morchard Bishop where they enjoyed an opening victory 5-3 against visiting Cullompton Res.
Chagford and Elmore shared the points in a 2-2 draw.
Starcross Dons 2-1 win at Awliscombe United takes them six points clear in Division Five after just three matches, but with several teams yet to start in a depleted section it is early days.
The other game played was at Upottery where they won for the first time 5-1 against Whipton & Pinhoe.
No surprise that Otterton pave the way in Division Six as they continue to regroup a 4-1 win at home to City Raiders make them early leaders.
Whipton & Pinhoe Res shared a 2-2 draw, but the match between Exeter Royals and Beacon Knights had to be abandoned after just 35 minutes following a collision between the home keeper and an opponent. Knights led 2-1 at the time.
Axmouth United were unable to field a side for their game at Cheriton Fitzpaine.
North Tawton sit happily as Division Seven leaders after winning 4-1 at home to Priory, but they have early competition from City Raiders Res who won an entertaining game against South Zeal Res 7-4 and from Uplowman United 5-1 winners at Bradninch.
Newton St Cyres Res enjoyed their first success 5-1 at Phoenix United which was their first defeat.
Heavitree United Resstay ahead of the Division Eight pack as they put paid to Starcross Dons Res 5-0, but they have rivals at Alphington where the third team won 4-1 againstt Okehamptons third eleven.
Lympstone Res were 3-2 winners at Bow AAC Res and after the game were able to cheer on the first team at Burston meadow, where Bow had their revenge in that clash.
Farway United Res beat Amory Rovers 7-4, in the other game played and a rare scoreline which strangely was the second one of the day.
Sunday 17th September 2023