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WINKS MAKE IT INTO THE TOP THREE IN PREMIER

ALPHAS YOUNG THIRD TEAM CROWNED DIVISION EIGHT CHAMPIONS

The continuing bad weather chopped the Easter saturday programme in half but amazingly at least one match was played in all nine divisions. The most significant result of the day saw newly crowned Division Eight champions Alphington 3rds draw 2-2 at Heavitree United Res, and for a young team playing in adult football for the first time was a day to remember. The Heavies still have work to do to be runners up but have points in the bag.

The other most significant result came at Winkleigh where their 3-0 victory against Premier Division rivals Clyst Valley took them into the top three and underlined what a power the Winks are on their own patch.
It also ended 3-0 in the other survivor at Okehampton Argyle Res where Lapford took home the points and keeps them very much in the leading group.

Wellington Reserves with eyes on promotion slipped into second place in Division One but their 2-0 success at home to Dawlish United was harder than anticipated. It was a ninth away defeat for Dawlish but on this performance they will have been massively encouraged.
East Budleigh and Hatherleigh Town on the brink of the leading group shared a 2-2 draw, which more or less ends their top challenge.

Division Two leaders Central suffered a 4-3 defeat at Beer Albion Res, their first away loss of the season. Central stay well clear as their nearest challengers Clyst Valley Res were left reeling after a 6-1 home defeat by a Seaton Town side battling to stay away from the relegation zone.
South Zeal United switched their game against Tipton St John into nearby Okehamptons Simmons park and that paid dividends as they triumphed 4-0.

Division Three leaders Witheridge won their top of the table clash 1-0 against Broadclyst, and that has opened a sizeable gap between the pair.
Huge result for Lyme Regis Res at home to Halwill, a 4-2 victory just their third this season gives them hope they may still escape the drop.
However East Budleigh Res were unable to field a side to make the trip to Bravehearts.

The Heart of Oak tipped by many for the Division Four title defeated Cheriton Fitzpain 3-0, but a good effort by the Cherries who stay firmly on the bottom rung.
Honiton Town Res home record stood them in good stead as they also won 3-0 against Cullompton Rangers Res.
AFC Morchard Bishops dismal home record was worsened as they went down 3-1 to Colyton Res which was their first win on the road.

Tops United are off the basement rung in Division Five after their 1-0 win away at Millwey Rise, the only result in this division.

No easing back for new Division Six leaders Railway FC as they profited 4-1 from their trip to Sandford Res.
Beacon Knights won the other match to defy the elements 2-1 at Cheriton Fitzpaine Res, and move three points clear of City Raiders who had to call off their match against Witheridge Res, and still have nine home matches remaining having played just twice at Bettysmead this season and thats not counting cup ties.

North Tawton agreed with Tedburn St Mary Res to switch venues in the only Division Seven match played with the Tawts edging it 3-2.

The only match played in Division Eight was between the top two, leaders Alphington 3rds at Heavitree Res where it ended 2-2 and sees the Alphas retain their ten points cushion.

One cup tie played saw Farway United make it into the quarter finals of the Bill Slee cup when they knocked out Budleigh Salterton Res 4-2 on penalties following a 2-2 draw.

  • Hopefully more cup activity on Easter Monday with three East Devon Senior ties, and two Geary cup ties on offer, but the Football Express tie between City Raiders and Ex Dons is off.

 

 

Sunday 31st March 2024