WEATHER HITS THE PROGRAMME BUT STILL LOTS OF ACTION
SATURDAY OCTOBER 28
The weather took a big chunk out of the weekend programme, but three matches survived in Premier with leaders Alphington switching to the Exwick hub and a ploy which paid off as they defeated rivals Upottery 3-0 to move three points clear of the field.
Elsewhere Kentisbeare came from a goal down to defeat Sandford 5-1, just 2-1 at the break, while Lapford swept Okehampton Argyle Res aside 9-1. The other fixtures at Elmore, Lyme Regis and Sidmouth Town fell foul of the weather.
St Martins the Division One leaders were in cup action away, but suffered an eye-catching 7-2 defeat at East Budleigh which in turn claimed their place in the quarter finals of the East Devon Senior cup.
That gave the University 3rds the chance to cut the league deficit on the Minster Park club to a couple of points with a hard earned 5-3 victory against Ottery St Mary Res.
Wellington Res also gained ground winning 4-2 at Hatherleigh Town, two late goals making the difference from being at 2-2 in the second half, and Teignmouth Res also pegged it back winning 5-2 at Bow AAC.
The bad news from this division is that Chard Town have informed the League they are withdrawing, and it will be confirmed at monday nights management meeting.
Central took over as Division Two leaders in a cracking 4-3 win against Beer Albion Res, and with Farway United having their match at Clyst Valley Res a victim of the weather.
Westexe Park Rangers moved into third place but cut it fine to trim South Zeal United 2-1.
Tedburn St Mary and Feniton Res ground out a goalless draw, but the game at Seaton Town with visiting Exeter University 4ths was abandoned at the break with the college ahead 3-1.
Another match abandoned at the half-time mark was at Hemyock in Division Three where Alphington Res led 2-1.
Leaders Budleigh Salterton Res were unable to get their game done at Broadclyst because of the weather so Witheridge took the chance to get within reach as they beat Lyme Regis 4-0, a penalty and two late goals making it look a much easier task than the East Devon side felt it was.
The other match played saw Halwill and East Budleigh Res share a 1-1 draw.
Division Four leaders Bickleigh stay a point clear thanks to a 5-2 win at Elmore 3rds, but Honiton Town Res had a field day at home to Cheriton Fitzpaine racking up a 13-0 scoreline.
That left third place Heart of Oak to complete a 27 goal tally from the three matches played after they saw off Cullompton Res 6-1.
Sunday 29th October 2023