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WEEKEND PREVIEW

Stones stay at home

After the weather ruled out their Devon Senior cup semi final last weekend Lympstone were due to forfeit ground advantage but have been asked to restage the match at the Marine camp as their opponents Newton Abbot Spurs Res ground has not recovered from recent activity. So the chance to reach their first ever County final stays locally.
However the Devon Intermediate Cup stays switched with Railway FC now at home to Starcross Dons in their semi final clash, and a huge chance for both to make their own history.

There is also a big cup tie at Kentisbeare where they face Lyme Regis in the East Devon Senior cup with the winners into the semi final and well ahead of the game.

Alphington have the chance to go clear at the top of Premier if they get the better of Sidmouth Town Res but the vikings will not be an easy pushover as they seem to do better on their travels.
Third place Colyton have switched their clash at home to Lapford to the 3G pitch in Axminster with an early kick off and this one is really hard to call.
The other top game is at Winkleigh where they defend their unbeaten home record against Upottery.

In Division One leaders St Martins are at Newton St Cyres where they welcome a team which has won all of its away league games.
However the University 3rds in second place sit just two points behind but with three games in hand, and will not want to slip up against visiting Bow AAC still to yet to come good when not at home.
Match of the day could be at Hatherleigh Town where they host Newtown Res yet another team which seems to do better on their travels.

Little doubt about the big game in Division Two with second place Clyst Valley Res at Farway United, both teams hoping to close in on leaders Central who turn their attention in the Bill Slee cup at home to AFC Morchard Bishop.
Aso a chance for Westexe Park Rangers who are at home to Exmouth Spartans, and for Beer Albion Res at Tipton St John to get in the packed group at the top.

Division Three sees the top two, leaders Witheridge away to second place Broadclyst, with Budleigh Salterton Res in third place needing a good result at home to Bravehearts to keep the pressure on both.

Another top game in Division Four as leaders Bicklegh hope to extend their 100% home record and fend off third place Honiton Ton Res. Second place Uplyme are at home to second from last Chagford.

Second place St Martins Res trail Division Five pacemakers by eleven points but with the Dons on County cup duty the Minster Park have the chance to cut that back with victory at Millwey Rise.
Upottery Res play just their third home game this season when they welcome Exeter United.

With the top two in Division Six on cup glory, third place Ex Dons can move up to joint second if they take maximum points from their meeting with bottom of the table Axmouth United.
Whipton & Pinhoe host Bampton, both teams in with a big shout to close up to the leaders.

Just five points split the top half of Division Seven, joint leaders Uplowman United are away at Newton St Cyres Res, while Priory tackle City Raiders Res.

Alphington 3rds have the chance to open a four points cushion un Division Eight if they beat Bow AAC Res, while in the only other game Lympstone Res have to beat Okehampton 3rds to stay in the running.

 

Wednesday 6th March 2024