Students give leaders Hatherleigh a fright
By Exeter Express and Echo | Thursday, March 14, 2013, 06:45
THE University almost provided the shock result of the day as they took a goal lead against Premier Division leaders Haverleigh.
However, the North Devon team hit back to win 3-1 with Mark Lake scoring twice.
Feniton needed a late winner from Paul Dowling to beat Beer Albion 4-3, having been trailing 3-2 at one stage.
Dave O'Connor, Charlie Selley and Ali Sawyer were Feniton's other scorers. Adam Wakley, Richard Walker and a Chris Long blockbuster were Beer's replies.
St Martins beat Clyst Valley 3-0 with Lee Parker scoring twice on his return to the team. Andy Brooks also scored.
Newtown dipped out of the title race after drawing 1-1 at Exmouth Amateurs, Ben Howard scoring their only goal.
Morchard Bishop kept their championship hopes alive with a 2-1 victory at Budleigh Salterton.
Matt Woodward and Kenny Ord scored for Morchard. Brett Gloyn pulled one back for the Robins.
Topsham Town and Thorverton shared a 3-3 draw. Ashley McDermid, Dave Brown and Luke England scoring for the Tops. The Thors goals came from own goal, Adam Langabeer and Marcus Riggs.
Sidbury United's hopes overtaking leaders Chard Town in Division One were undone by a 2-1 defeat at Chard, just their second loss this season.
Bow AAC go third after they won 2-1 against a battling Cullompton, Alex Bowden and Dean Jones scoring.
Wellington were held 2-2 by Tipton St John, who equalised in the last minute through Jody Freeman.
Witheridge went down 4-2 at the University. Seb Spaniol scored twice for the college team.
Alphington snatched a 1-0 win against East Budleigh, with Ryan Moody scoring.
Basement rivals Culm and Colyton drew 2-2. Colyton got a late penalty after Culm led 2-0 through John Alford and Ben Sharland.
Elmore are galloping away with the Division Two leadership after crushing Clyst Valley 8-0. Four-goal Jordan Copp, Kevin Mills (2), Rhys Parsons and Matt Atkins scored.
Dawlish United suffered a surprise 3-0 defeat at Pinhoe, whose Dean Voaden, Lee Dunn and Luke Phillips scored.
That enabled Beacon Knights to go second following their 2-0 victory against Halwill. Danny Searle and an own goal earned the win.
Chagford won 3-2 against Westexe with Rob Lethbridge, Rob Thorn and Josh Stanbury scoring.
Division Three pacemakers Dolphin beat North Tawton 3-0. Jimmy Lee-Shaw, Marc Smith and Elliot Weeks scored.
Second-placed Newtown beat Winkleigh 4-1 with Simon Piper, Danny Wills, Alex Woolsgrove and Will Hart on target.
Crediton United kept their title challenge alive with a 2-0 win at Hemyock, but level on points are neighbours Newton St Cyres who won a thriller at Upottery 4-3.
Lympstone dropped points in a 0-0 draw with South Zeal and it finished 1-1 at Ottery St Mary against visiting Offwell Rangers. Dan Jewell was Ottery's scorer with Corey Couch replying for Rangers.
Tedburn St Mary ran out 6-1 winners at Sandford. Sam Reeves (2), John Bailey, Lee Moore, Simon Durrant and Darren Hughes scored the Ted's goals.
Chulmleigh closed the gap on inactive Division Four leaders Heavitree with an 11-1 rout of Seaton Town.
However, Axminster clung on to third place with a 5-2 win against Exmouth Town.
Woodbury won an exciting game at the University 5-3, with Alex Hughes and Andy Bennett scoring twice. Dec Bourne also scored as did Tom Jones (2) and Joe Trigg for the college.
The Lord's XI won 4-1 against Newtown after being behind at the break. Julian Wills (2), Sam Page and Mike Holding were the Lords' scorers.
Runaway Division Five leaders Cheriton Fitzpaine suffered an horrendous 5-0 loss at bottom-of-the-table St Martins.
Rob Speakman (2), Steve Bassett (2) and Ollie Reeves scored for the Saints.
Culm United are up to second after their 4-1 win at promotion rivals Countess Wear.
Rhys Cruwys, Steve Alford, Martin Loader and Carl Todd scored for Culm. Nathan Foggin netted for the Dynamoes.
Sampford Peverell enjoyed a 7-0 win against a depleted Clyst Valley.
Kris Roper and Chris Hawkins both scored twice, Terry Martin, Simon Budd and Jack Bridgman added singles.
Topsham won 1-0 at Westexe, with Ryan Burrows scoring. Second-from-bottom Uplowman were unable to raise a side for their game at Hatherleigh.
Dawlish United clung on to top place in Division Six after a narrow 2-1 win at Stoke Hill, but rivals Feniton strolled to a 4-0 victory against Chagford.
Jamie Brimblecombe, Louie Dyer, Danny Lewis and Mike Ebdon were the scorers.
Dunkeswell beat Amory Argyle 3-2.
Amory Park Rangers had better luck at Topsham where they ran out 4-1 winners.
Silverton suffered a surprise 4-0 defeat at home to Morchard Bishop whose Ryan Piper (2), Phil Greenslade and Pat Phillips were the scorers.
Division Seven leaders Fluxton were too strong for Newton St Cyres as Mark Searle hit a hat-trick in a 5-2 success. Alex Paget and Tom Rapps also scored. Halwill beat Tedburn 3-0 with Gary Sleep netting twice.
Tipton St John blew Colaton Raleigh away 5-1, with a James Gosney hat-trick and a Connell Lovering double.
Otterton enjoyed an 8-2 victory against Ottery St Mary, with hat-tricks from Carl Martin and Ben Yoemans.
In Division Eight Bickleigh shot up to third after their 5-3 win against Hemyock. Lewis Howe (2), George White, Alex Bressington and Matt Lyndsey scored Bickleigh's goals.
Sidbury, docked nine points earlier this season, are battling back and a 2-1 win against Offwell has renewed their hopes of promotion.
Tiverton Town reached the East Devon Senior Cup semi final by knocking out holders Bow AAC 2-0.
Jesse Howe and Kieran Rapo scored for the Yellows who will now be away to either Exmouth Amateurs or Morchard Bishop who meet this Sunday.
Crediton are through to the last 16 of the Bill Slee Cup following a 4-1 win after extra time at Exmouth Amateurs. Perry Carpenter (2), Matt Kingdom and Kevin Pitts scored for Crediton. They will now face Dolphin this Sunday.