Webby tells Halwill they are a credit to the game
Sandford closing in
Halwill may have suffered the days biggest defeat as they were crushed 10-0 at Topsham Town in Division One, but the visitors were praised to the hilt by Topshams League management member Mike Webb who many will recall was the hugely successful Dolphin United manager from days gone by. Mike took time after the game to personally praise the Halwill players for their attitude and said they were a credit to the League. At the same time the win also improves Topshams position although they are still need others to drop points. Goals for Topsham scored by Harry Choules 2, Ollie Baker 2, Nathan May 2, Ash Brittain, Joel Jackson, Ant Gaynor and Will Endicott.
Sandford moved up to joint second but were pushed to the limit by visitors Exeter University before getting across the line 2-1. Adam Bilcock and Dean Pidgeon were the Sandford scorers.
Leaders Crediton United were victims of the weather at Upottery, Alphington had the day off so the big game in this section was at Wellington where they beat East Budleigh 1-0 in a cracking match. Luke Perry with a late winner.
Lympstone also cut it fine as they won 1-0 against Hatherleigh Town, Charlie Skinner with the vital goal.
With the top two in Division Two on a day off, Teignmouth made up ground with a gritty 2-1 win at home to Exmouth Spartans. Kyle Harris with the Spartans goal and Ross James their man of the match.
Huge 6-0 win for Tipton St John at the University where a Jody Freeman hat-trick, Josh Bradley double and Ryan Flack did the damage.
Alphington beat Chagford 5-1 thanks to a Rikki Tucker brace, and singles from Jake Dack, Justin Densham and Chris Powell.
Otterton and Newton St Cyres drew 1-1, Danny Marish the Otters man of the match and Joe Walker their goalscorer.
Division Three leaders Devon Yeoman suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat at home to Seaton Town, and their main challengers Central suffered a similar fate at Feniton.
That has given St Martins renewed hope after their 4-1 victory over Honiton Town, goals coming from Finlay Short 2, Jason Goldsmith and Josh Jays. Nathan Selway struck a late reply for the hippos.
Yet another eye watering result at the other end of the table as Exeter United walloped the University 7-1. Lee Kelven 2, Bradley Gainford, Abdelmahran Mohammed, Sayed Omrani, Darwin Palacios and Steve Yaavi with the United goals.
Sadly Pinhoe have withdrawn from the league so their derby at Heavitree United was called off.
Plenty of action in Division Four but not for leaders Cranbrook whose main challengers Farway United closed the gap after getting the better of Bravehearts 3-1. Harry Leisk, Billy Reed, and Ben Fullick with the goals.
Bampton also made up ground winning 2-0 at Broadclyst.
Cullompton Rangers had one of their better days as they hit Millwey Rise for six without reply, East Budleigh saw off Witheridge 5-1, and South Zeal United accounted for Culm United 4-1 with Tom Chastey scoring twice.
Sidmouth Town and Colyton shared six goals, Rob Hallett 2 and Mark Hadley with the vikings contribution.
In the end of year cup tournament Tedburn St Mary opened the Group One programme with a 3-1 victory at home to Clyst Valley. Jordan Gillham with two goals and Joe Cochran scoring for the Teds. The tables here can be viewed by clicking the relevant tab.
Sunday 20th March 2022