Winks dreaming to be No. 1
Saturdays action October 21
The village of Winkleigh could well be Premier division leaders by saturday afternoon if they win their home match against visiting Colyton this saturday but who have slipped back recently, and if Alphington fail to beat Kentisbeare. That prospect is quite daunting for the Winks in their first ever season in the top flight, but it is quite a target to set themselves. Equally Kentisbeare have a big incentive in trying to dent the reigning champions unbeaten record.
Big local derby for Sandford against Lapford, Lyme Regis make the trip to Okehampton Res who have yet to pick up a point , a record Elmore Res also hope to break after eight successive defeats when they host Clyst Valley.
Beaten finalists for the last two years Upottery take time out to host Bow AAC in the East Devon Senior cup, while the University Res are hoping to take a step towards becoming the first ever team to win the trophy since it began 120 years ago.
Leaders St Martins start as favourites in their Division One game at Lympstone, with rivals Wellington Res hoping the Exminster team will slip up as they take on the Universitys 3rd XI.
Only one other match in this section with Teignmouth Res at home to Hatherleigh Town who are breathing down their necks.
Division Two leaders Farway United have called off their match against Tipton St John because of a waterlogged pitch, But they cannot be caught by seond place Westexe Park Rangers whatever they acheive in what should be a cracker at Beer Albion Res.
Division Three leaders Witheridge have no game, and they could drop two places if rivals Budleigh Salterton Res defeat Halwill, and Broadclyst see off the University 5ths.
Heavitree United meanwhile are in cup action seeking a place in the second round of the Bill Slee cup when they travel to Bickleigh.
Honiton Town Res plan to cut Bickleighs Division Four lead as they head to Cullompton Res, a similat task for the Heart of Oak at Cheriton Fitzpaine.
Four games on for once in Division Five with leaders Starcross Dons set to maintain their 12 points cushion at St Martins Res who sit joint second, alongside Upottery Res who are at Millwey Rise.
Victory for the Railway FC at home to Beacon Knights will take them top of Division Six as current leaders Bampton are in Football Express cup action at Whipton & Pinhoe.
The big game in Division Seven is that between leaders City Raiders Res and third place North Tawton, while second place Uplowman Athletic protect their unbeaten record at home to Bradninch.
Division Eight leaders Heavitree United Res host Alphington 3rds knowing that whatever the result they stay top.
Friday 20th October 2023