At the 8th time of asking Tavistock & Bodmin Town Play Walter C Parson Cup Tie with Tavistock through to face Parkway in the last 8.
At the 8th time of asking Tavistock & Bodmin Town Play Walter C Parson Cup Tie with Tavistock through to face Parkway in the last 8.
Penzance climb three places after Wednesday Night Victory over St Blazey.
Wadebridge Town through to Semi Finals of the Charity Cup after Tuesday Night Win over Carharrack.
St Martins draw level on points with leaders Newton Spurs after Win at Galmpton.
Crediton United upto 3rd as they Win at Sidmouth Town.
League wins to for both Ilfracombe & Liverton.
University through to Devon Premier Cup Semi’s after Win over Plymstock United.
Please find below the attached PDF file with details of the forthcoming Easter Ground Hop event.
The Hoppers last visited in 2016 when they were based in Cornwall and for 2018 they are visiting 7 games in Devon (6 East plus Marjon v Millbrook in West)
The event attracts Ground Hoppers from all over the UK and also from the continent with Hoppers coming from Germany & Holland as well.
The 7 host clubs will benefit from increased gate money, refreshments, programme & badge sales etc as well as the publicity that such an event demands.
A meeting of the 7 host clubs will be held in February so that all host clubs are aware of how to hold a successful day and ask any questions etc.
Sales of tickets to all 7 games are now open (£25 adults, £18 concessions) which include admission to all 7 games and an information booklet with directions etc.
In addition coach travel will be provided from Exeter St Davids station on both Good Friday and Easter Saturday, coaches cost £20 per day or £35 if booking both days.
Please feel free to circulate the attached file widely !
WEDNESDAY 21st FEBRUARY
Walter C Parson Cup: At the eight attempt the last of the 3rd Round Cup ties was completed tonight with Tavistock progressing through to the quarter finals after a 1-0 win over Bodmin Town under the lights at Langsford Park. The lambs will meet local rivals Plymouth Parkway in the last eight in a weeks time.
SATURDAY 17th FEBRUARY
SWP Premier: With the weather finally beginning to improve many clubs got themselves back into action as seven of the scheduled nine games were played. Only the games at Callington Town and Plymouth Argyle were postponed. League leaders Plymouth Parkway pulled some 20 points clear at the top of the table with a 5-1 win away at Ivybridge Town in a game that had been abandoned earlier in the season for floodlight failure. Tavistock in 3rd place kept up some pressure with a 2-0 win on the Road themselves as they had a 2-0 success at Camelford whilst Falmouth Town are up a place to 4th after a 4-0 win from the long trip to Exmouth Town. It was generally a good day for the away sides as Stoke Gabriel stayed 6th after a 2-1 win at Godolphin Atlantic and St Austell are still 7th after a 3-1 victory away at Launceston. Newquay climbed a place to 8th with a 3-1 success from their trip to Cullompton Rangers leaving only Bodmin Town as a home side with a win today. Bodmin had an 8-0 romp at Priory Park over visiting bottom placed Witheridge.
SATURDAY 10th FEBRUARY
SWP Premier: The wet weather again caused mass postponements this week, but at least three games did survive and all saw the winning sides climb the table. Tavistock are up two places to 3rd after they won 4-2 away at second placed Plymouth Argyle Reserves in a lunchtime kick off at Coach Road. Stoke Gabriel reached the dizzy heights of the Top 6, albeit having played more games than most, with a 5-0 win at home to Callington Town this afternoon and Newquay bounced back from some poor results to beat Exmouth Town 1-0 at Mount Wise and that helped the Peppermints climb two places to 9th.
FRIDAY 9th FEBRUARY
Cornwall Senior Cup: Holders and multiple winners in recent years, Bodmin Town were knocked out of the County Cup at the last eight stage tonight by a Torpoint Athletic side who fought back from 0-2 down at the break to win 3-2 with a late, late winner. Torpoint join Mousehole, Saltash United & St Austell in the Semi Finals with the draw due to take place next Tuesday and the matches in early March.
WEDNESDAY 7th FEBRUARY
Cornwall Senior Cup: St Austell joined Mousehole and Saltash United in the last four of the County Cup after the Poltair Park side beat fellow Premier outfit Falmouth Town by a 3-0 margin tonight in a delayed quarter final tie. The semi final line up will be complete once holders Bodmin Town play Torpoint Athletic in a tie that was postponed for a second time tonight and will now be on Saturday at The Mill.
SATURDAY 3rd FEBRUARY
Walter C Parson Cup: Godolphin Atlantic are the first side through to the semi finals of the league cup after they beat East Division leaders Newton Abbot Spurs 2-1 in Newquay. The visitors had taken the lead with the G only forcing extra time with a late leveler before going on to score the winner during the additional 30 minutes. The G will have to wait to see who they will meet in the last 4 although the ties are not due until the 20th & 21st March.
Cornwall Senior Cup: Three Premier sides were involved in the County Cup quarter finals today but only one, Saltash United, are through to the last four. The Ashes had a 6-1 win at home to fellow Premier outfit Sticker whilst Newquay lost 0-5 away at West Division outfit Mousehole.
FRIDAY 2nd FEBRUARY
SWP Premier: Plymouth Argyle Reserves were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Camelford in this weeks Friday Night Football at Coach Road with the visiting Camels earning a precious point away at a Pilgrims side who sit in 2nd place in the league table.
TUESDAY 30th JANUARY
SWP Premier: Plymouth Parkway notched their 100th league goal of the season during a midweek win away at Newquay in a re-arranged league fixture. Leaders Parkway used their game in hand on 2nd placed Plymouth Argyle but opened up an 18 point lead with the 3-0 win at the home of the Peppermints. Parkway went into the game having scored 98 goals and have now moved onto 101, just 44 shy of Bodmin Town’s league record of 145 with Parkway still having 15 league games to fulfill.
SATURDAY 27th JANUARY
SWP Premier: The wet weather once again caused mass postponements with 7 of the 8 scheduled games falling victim but at least Godolphin Atlantic were able to get their game played as they switched the home contest with Ivybridge Town to the nearby Treharras School artificial pitch and were rewarded for their efforts with a 7-1 victory that pushes the Newquay based side up a place in the table to 12th spot.
FRIDAY 26th JANUARY
SWP Premier: League leaders Plymouth Parkway extended their lead at the top of the table to some 15 points as they cruised to a 7-0 Friday Night victory away at Cross-Tamar rivals Torpoint Athletic. The one crumb of comfort for the hosts though was a bumper attendance of 271 at The Mill. Bodmin Town brought their fixture with Plymouth Argyle forward to Friday night at short notice and played their 14th league fixture, the least in the league, as they drew 2-2 at home to Plymouth Argyle Reserves. Bodmin climbed two places to 10th with their point whilst the Pilgrims remain in 2nd spot in the table.
SATURDAY 20th JANUARY
Walter C Parson Cup: Launceston crashed out of the league cup, despite taking an early lead, as they went down 1-2 away at West Division side Mousehole in the last 16 of the competition.
Cornwall Senior Cup: The three outstanding cup ties were all played today with three Premier sides booking places in the quarter finals in a fortnights time. St Austell beat Camelford 2-1 at Poltair Park in the only all Premier encounter, Newquay beat West Division side Millbrook 4-2 at Mount Wise and Torpoint Athletic beat Combination League outfit Carharrack 2-1 at The Mill.
FRIDAY 12th JANUARY
SWP Premier: Plymouth Argyle Reserves closed the gap on leaders Plymouth Parkway back to 13 points with a 4-1 win away at Helston Athletic in front of a bumper Friday night attendance of 357 at Kellaway Park. The Pilgrims also pulled themselves 5 points clear of 3rd placed Saltash United whilst Helston remain in 9th spot in the table.
Cornwall Senior Cup: At the third time of asking holders Bodmin Town were able to play their 3rd Round County Cup tie with West Division St Dennis at Priory Park with the holders safely through to the last eight after an 8-1 victory.
WEDNESDAY 10th JANUARY
Devon St Lukes Bowl: Plymouth Parkway booked themselves a semi-final trip to fellow Peninsula League club Cullompton Rangers in the County Cup competition after the Bolitho Park club beat visiting Tavistock 2-0 tonight in the delayed quarter final tie.
SATURDAY 6th JANUARY
SWP Premier: For the second week running Stoke Gabriel took the honour of being the only Premier club to host a league game and they were duly rewarded with a seasons best attendance of 226 at the Churchward Ground for the visit of league leaders Plymouth Parkway. The visitors ran out 4-0 winners to extend their lead at the top of the table to a remarkable 16 points with today seeing win number 20 from 21 outings so far.
Cornwall Senior Cup: Whilst their was little league action, at least four Premier sides played their 3rd Rd County Cup ties with 3 progressing through to the last 8. Sticker beat Launceston 1-0 at Burngullow in an all Premier clash whilst Saltash United won 8-2 away at West side Bude Town and Falmouth Town ran out 5-1 victors at home to another West side in the shape of Penzance.
SATURDAY 30th DECEMBER
SWP Premier: Just one top flight game survived the weather but that allowed Stoke Gabriel to climb two places to a seasons highest 7th spot after a 5-2 win over Cullompton Rangers at the GJ Churchward Ground. The Railwayman have finished 2017 in good form with just 1 defeat in their last 5 league outings.
BOXING DAY 26th DECEMBER
SWP Premier: Just three top flight matches survived the wet weather but that did include the eagerly anticipated meeting between leaders Plymouth Parkway and current champions Tavistock. A bumper, and highest of the season, crowd of 638 were at Bolitho Park to see Parkway extend the lead at the top to 13 points with a 6-2 win over the Lambs. St Austell climbed a place and into the Top 6 with a 3-0 win away at Sticker in a new derby following the promotion of the Burngullow hosts whilst one of the closest rivalries saw Godolphin Atlantic beat Newquay 3-0 at home to claim the bragging rights in the resort.
SATURDAY 23rd DECEMBER
SWP Premier: The schedule of games today was already down to 6 as several clubs had already brought games forward, but the weather then put paid to the matches at Callington, Helston and Ivybridge leaving just three top flight matches. All 3 home teams were rewarded for getting the games on with victories with Falmouth Town the highest team in action. The Bickland Park club climbed a place to 4th in the table after a 2-1 win over Godolphin Atlantic. Also up a place are St Austell who are now 7th after a 6-1 win at Poltair Park over visiting Torpoint Athletic whilst Stoke Gabriel jumped three places in a packed mid-table after a 3-1 win at home to bottom of the table Witheridge.
SATURDAY 16th DECEMBER
SWP Premier: The Premier Division fared best, weather wise, as five of the day’s 10 scheduled games were completed although the matches at Cullompton, Sticker, Stoke Gabriel, Tavistock & Witheridge were all postponed. Leaders Plymouth Parkway had a narrow but important victory as they edged past Launceston 1-0 at home which pushes Parkway into a 10 point lead with the side closest to them now being Plymouth Argyle who jumped from 4th to 2nd after a 3-1 victory at home to Newquay. Two sides also climbed after wins with Bodmin Town up a place to 11th after a 3-2 verdict away at Torpoint Athletic and Godolphin Atlantic up a place to 13th after a 5-1 success at home to Camelford. One game ended all square with Helston Athletic and Ivybridge Town sharing the spoils from a 1-1 draw at Kellaway Park.
SATURDAY 9th DECEMBER
SWP Premier: Three games fell victim to the weather with no play at Cullompton, Ivybridge or Tavistock and with cup commitments only five top flight games were played today. The highest team in action were Launceston but the 6th placed Clarets failed to clinb after they lost 4-1 away at a Helston Athletic side who climbed two places to 7th in the table. Also up two places are St Austell after the Lilly-Whites beat Godolphin Atlantic 6-1 at Poltair. The only other victor was Camelford who moved away from the relegation zone with a 3-2 win at home to Stoke Gabriel whilst both the current bottom two collected away draws. Bottom side Witheridge had led 3-0 away at Newquay but a late fightback saved the Peppermints blushes as the game ended 3-3. Callington Town gained a point from a 1-1 draw away at Exmouth Town.
Cornwall Senior Cup: Falmouth Town played their outstanding 2nd Round tie at home to Combination League Hayle today at Bickland Park and safely won through to a 3rd round home tie with Penzance after an 8-0 success this afternoon.
WEDNESDAY 6th DECEMBER
Devon St Lukes Bowl: The first two quarter finals were played tonight with Cullompton Rangers progressing to the semi-finals after a 2-0 win away at fellow SWP Premier side Exmouth Town. The hosts had a player sent off and only a late goal sealed the win for the visitors. Plymouth Argyle exit the competition after going down 2-3 away at Western League Premier side Willand Rovers in their tie played at Silver Street.
TUESDAY 5th DECEMBER
Cornwall Senior Cup: Bodmin Town booked a 3rd round Home tie against either St Dennis or St Stephens Borough in the new year after they beat Lanreath by an 11-0 margin at Priory Park tonight. The tie had been postponed last Saturday but once the game was on the Premier side were ruthless as they beat the feeder league opponents.
Devon St Lukes Bowl: At the 4th time of asking the last 1st Round tie was finally played tonight with Southern League Bideford beating Stoke Gabriel by a 5-0 margin at the Sports Ground. The Robins are 2 steps higher in the pyramid and showed their class to earn a quarter final home tie against Tiverton Town on a date to be arranged.
SATURDAY 2nd DECEMBER
FA Vase: Plymouth Parkway suffered late agony as they were knocked out of the FA Vase this afternoon. The Bolitho Park club had led at 1-0 and 2-1 and were into injury time against Midland League visitors Westfields who looked as if they had forced extra time with an injury time goal but then scored again to snatch a 3-2 win and thus end the leagues involvement in the Vase for another season.
SWP Premier: With Cup ties and Friday football today saw just two Premier Division fixtures but one of them produced quite a shock. Stoke Gabriel beat Tavistock 1-0 at Broadley Lane to inflict a first defeat of the season on the reigning champions and end their 15 game unbeaten start to the defence of the title. Stoke Gabriel climbed two places to 10th and along with Camelfords 1-0 win over Parkway, this result ranks right up there in the story of the season so far. Exmouth Town also climbed the table as they came from behind to beat Ivybridge Town 2-1 at Southern Road in the other league game played today.
Cornwall Senior Cup: Seven of the eight Premier Division sides in action today won through to the 3rd round in the new year with just one result spoiling a perfect day as Callington Town were humbled 1-2 at home by Cornwall Combination League minnows West Cornwall. The seven sides safely through are Launceston who beat West side Liskeard Athletic 4-1, Newquay had a 2-1 home win over another West side in Wendron United as did St Austell who beat Dobwalls 3-2 at Poltair and Torpoint Athletic who beat St Blazey 2-0 at The Mill. Sticker needed extra time before winning 4-3 away at West side Porthleven whilst two sides beat feeder league sides with Saltash United 4-0 winners at Home to Mevagissey and Camelford 2-1 victors at St Ives.
FRIDAY 1st DECEMBER
SWP Premier: Two Friday night fixtures this week with action at both ends of the table. Plymouth Argyle climbed a place to 4th after they won 4-1 away at Godolphin Atlantic which saw an end to a run of four leagues games without a victory for the Pilgrims. At the opposite end of the table, bottom club Witheridge are now on 1 point after they fought back to draw 3-3 at home to local rivals Cullompton Rangers. Witheridge had officially no points before tonight as the 3 earned had all previously been deducted.
TUESDAY 28th NOVEMBER
SWP Premier: Falmouth Town returned to league action after last weekends Walter C Parson Cup outing and climbed a place to 4th in the table after a 4-1 victory away at Sticker on a cold and wet night at Burngullow Lane. Falmouth have now completed half their league programme and have lost just 4 of there opening 19 league outings. Sticker meanwhile were not able to build on last weekends win at Torpoint and remain in 17th place in the table.
SATURDAY 25th NOVEMBER
Walter C Parson Cup: Falmouth Town became the 4th side to reach the last 8 of the league cup this afternoon after the Bickland Park club beat East Division visitors Torridgeside 4-1 at home. Falmouth join Godolphin, Parkway and Torpoint in the quarter finals, whilst 4 remaining 3rd Round ties take place over the next few weeks.
SWP Premier: With Falmouth on cup duty and the matches at Ivybridge, Launceston & Tavistock all being postponed their were just 6 Premier games today and only three of them produced a winner! Leaders Plymouth Parkway extended their lead at the top of the table to 9 points with a 4-1 win at home to Callington Town and the Bolitho Park club were the only side in the top half to win today. The two other clubs collecting maximum points were Godolphin Atlantic who climbed two places to 14th after a 3-0 home win over bottom of the table Witheridge and Sticker collected a 1-0 away day win at Torpoint Athletic to extend the gap over the danger zone at the bottom end of the table. Three matches ended in draws with the top of the table clash between Saltash United and Plymouth Argyle being a 0-0 draw at Kimberley Stadium. Kevin Miller collected a point from a 1-1 draw when he took his new charges, Exmouth Town, back to Priory Park to face Bodmin Town and it was also 1-1 at the Churchward Ground where Stoke Gabriel shared the points with visiting Camelford.
WEDNESDAY 22nd NOVEMBER
Devon St Lukes: Tavistock finally played the outstanding first round tie with Exeter City tonight at the third attempt, and progressed through to the last eight after a 5-4 penalty spot kick competition victory. The 90 minute score was 1-1 and in the St Lukes, ties go straight to penalties with the Lambs holding their nerve to book a quarter final trip to fellow league side Plymouth Parkway, date to be arranged.
TUESDAY 21st NOVEMBER
Walter C Parson Cup: Tonight saw two more of the 3rd Round ties played with both Plymouth Parkway and Torpoint Athletic joining Godolphin Atlantic as three sides through to the last 8 of the league cup. Plymouth Parkway had a 5-0 win away at fellow Premier Division side Cullompton Rangers to book their passage whilst at The Mill it was a marathon night with Torpoint Athletic and Stoke Gabriel drawing 1-1 after 90 minutes. Extra time failed to change the scores so penalties were used to decide the tie. both teams scored 3 of the normal 5 kicks so then sudden death was required with Torpoint scoring twice more, the first leveled by Stoke, but the 14th spot kick proving decisive.
SATURDAY 18th NOVEMBER
SWP Premier: The strikers sure had the shooting boots on this week as this afternoons 9 games saw no less than 48 goals scored ! Leaders Plymouth Parkway restored their 7 point cushion at the top of the table over a Tavistock side who had won on Friday night, with a 5-0 victory away at Sticker. Saltash United remian in 3rd but drew back level on points with Tavistock as they also enjoyed a 5-0 away day win, in their case at Camelford. 5th placed Falmouth Town made it a trio of high scoring away wins with a 6-2 success from their trip to Callington Town. Goals were not in a short supply by home teams either with Bodmin Town leading the way as they put an end to Stoke Gabriels recent good run with a 7-1 victory at Priory Park which pushes Bodmin up two places and into the top half of the table. Helston Athletic had a 5-1 win at Kellaway Park over visiting Exmouth Town and at Erme Valley, Ivybridge Town also had a 5-1 home turf win with their success coming against bottom of the table Witheridge. Three matches were at least a bit closer on the scoring front with Godolphin Atlantic edging a 3-2 win at home to Cullompton Rangers, St Austell needed an injury time penalty to grab a 2-1 win at home to Newquay whilst at Pennygillam it ended all square as hosts Launceston drew 1-1 with visiting Torpoint Athletic.
FRIDAY 17th NOVEMBER
SWP Premier: Tavistock closed the gap to leaders Plymouth Parkway to just 4 points, for 24 hours at least, with a Friday night win at home to Plymouth Argyle. Just the one goal gave the Lambs a 1-0 victory and ensured they bounced back from a midweek FA Vase exit. The Pilgrims however suffered back to back defeats and remain in 4th spot.
TUESDAY 14th NOVEMBER
FA Vase: Tavistock finally played their 2nd Round Vase tie away at Team Solent tonight following Saturday’s postponement. However the Lambs exited the competition after their Wessex League hosts Won 2-0 to book a third round trip to Western League side Bradford Town next month.
SWP Premier: Stoke Gabriel climbed a place to 11th in the table with a narrow 1-0 win away at bottom of the table Witheridge tonight. Stoke Gabriel have now won all four of their last four league matches and have also kept four clean sheets on the trot.
SATURDAY 11th NOVEMBER
FA Vase: Of the 5 sides involved in the FA Vase only Plymouth Parkway are assured of a place in the 3rd Round next month after the Bolitho Park club came from 0-2 down to beat Bodmin Town 4-2 in front of a bumper crowd of 435. Tavistock will still be in the hat on Monday lunchtime when the draw is made but they must still play their 2nd Round tie at Team Solent after the game was called off this morning. Cullompton Rangers and Exmouth Town both fell today against Wessex League Premier opposition. Cullompton lost 3-1 away at Baffins Milton Rovers in Hampshire whilst Exmouth Town went out 1-3 at home to Blackfield & Langley at Southern Road.
SWP Premier: With FA Vase, a Friday night match and a postponement at Witheridge their were just five Premier games today. The highest team in action were Saltash United who returned to winning ways and climbed to 3rd after a 2-0 success away at Helston Athletic. Also winning away from home were Launceston who had a 3-1 victory at Godolphin Atlantic whilst a trio of Home sides all won. Newquay ended a run of defeats with a 5-1 success over Ivybridge Town at Mount Wise, St Austell likewise got back to winning ways with a 4-0 win over Callington Town at Poltair and Stoke Gabriel jumped three places in the table after a 3-0 win over Sticker in a battle of last years East & West Division Champions.
FRIDAY 10th NOVEMBER
SWP Premier: Torpoint Athletic started life under new manager Dean Cardew with an impressive 2-0 Friday Night victory over Plymouth Argyle at The Mill. In front of a bumper crowd of 263 the ‘Point climbed three places to 12th in the table.
WEDNESDAY 8th NOVEMBER
SWP Premier: The last busy midweek night of 2017 saw five games scheduled, although one game between Exmouth & Launceston was postponed. The match of the night was at Kimberley Stadiuk where Saltash United hosted Tavistock with the visiting Lambs winning 5-1 which was enough to push the unbeaten side up a place to 2nd in the table, 7 points behind leaders Parkway but with two games in hand. A trio of sides playing at Home all won with 5th placed Falmouth Town beating Camelford 4-1 at Bickland Park, Bodmin Town climbed a place to 10th after a 2-1 win over Newquay at Priory Park and Ivybridge Town climbed three places to 12th after a 2-0 victory over Cullompton Rangers at Erme Valley.
TUESDAY 7th NOVEMBER
SWP Premier; Tuesday nights only action in the SWP was at Burngullow Lane where Sticker played a second league game under the new floodlights and earned a point from a 2-2 draw with visiting Helston Athletic. Sticker remain in 17th place whilst Helston climbed one place in the table to 8th.
SATURDAY 4th NOVEMBER
Walter C Parson Funeral Directors Cup: Godolphin Atlantic are the very first side to book a place in the last 8 after they went through on penalties are drawing 2-2 away at Plymouth Argyle after extra time. This was the first of the 8 ties in the 3rd Round of the cup as it replaced the scheduled league meeting between the two clubs which is now scheduled for later in the season.
SWP Premier: Third placed Tavistock missed an opportunity to close in on the leaders as they were held at home to a goalless draw by a Callington Town side who changed management in midweek. Tavistock remain undefeated but this was their second draw of the campaign. Saltash United in 4th spot did close the gap on the leading trio though as they won 4-2 away at Ivybridge Town. Exmouth Town climbed a place to 8th after they had a 3-0 win over another side undergoing management changes in the shape of Torpoint Athletic. St Austell returned to winning ways and climbed a place to 10th after a 5-1 win away at bottom of the table Witheridge who scored through Roger Bonaparte to extend his record of being the oldest scorer in league history. Stoke Gabriel climbed three places and away from danger as they beat Newquay 1-0 at the Churchward Ground whilst their were draws at both Cullompton & Launceston. At Speeds Meadow Cullompton drew 2-2 with visiting Helston Athletic whilst at Pennygillam hosts Launceston shared the spoils with Falmouth Town after a goalless draw.
FRIDAY 3rd NOVEMBER
SWP Premier: Two Friday night matches produced just two goals between them, but the lack of scoring did not diminish the significance of the results. Leaders Plymouth Parkway suffered a first league defeat of the season, going down 1-0 away at a Camelford side who climbed out of the relegation zone with the maximum points. Parkway have set a new record of 15 straight wins to start a new season, but they have also underlined tonight why nobody in 11 seasons has remained unbeaten for a season, its a tough league where shocks can happen, but Parkway still remain very much top of the table and in the box seat. Bodmin Town who are catching up on games after significant cup commitments had a 1-0 home win of their own against visiting Sticker, with the Priory Park club climbing two places and into the top half of the table.
WEDNESDAY 1st NOVEMBER
SWP Premier: Two matches tonight which both saw narrow home wins for the sides in the top four of the table. Tavistock closed the gap on the leading duo with a 3-2 win at home to a Torpoint Athletic side who announced shortly after the match that the management team, headed by Dan Cole, were leaving the club. Saltash United in 4th spot had a closely fought contest at home to Newquay with the Ashes coming out on top by 2 goals to 1 at Kimberley Stadium.
TUESDAY 31st OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Plenty of frights tonight as Halloween saw defenders in particular have something of a nightmare with some 30 goals scored, and conceded, in tonight’s 5 league fixtures. Plymouth Parkway made it 15 from 15 and extended their lead to 8 points at the top of the table with a 6-1 win at home to bottom of the table Witheridge. At Poltair Park a small slice of Premier history was made as an injury time leveler saw Falmouth Town earn a 5-5 draw with hosts St Austell with the scoreline being the highest draw in the top division in the leagues 11 year history. A trio of sides all climbed after victories with Helston Athletic up a place to 8th after a 2-1 win at home to Camelford. Bodmin Town climbed four places to 12th after a 2-1 victory away at Godolphin Atlantic and Ivybridge Town are up three places to 14th after a second away win in a week as they followed up Friday nights win at Plymouth Argyle with a 5-2 win away at Callington Town tonight.
SATURDAY 28th OCTOBER
FA Vase: Bodmin Town set up a mouth watering trip to fellow Premier side Plymouth Parkway in a fortnights time after winning their delayed 2nd Round tie today with a 2-1 win at home to Dorset Premier League visitors Swanage Town & Herston in a tie that was postponed last weekend.
SWP Premier: Plymouth Parkway extended their lead at the top of the table to 5 points as they took full advantage of Plymouth Argyles Friday night defeat. Parkway had to wait an extra half hour after visiting Helston Athletic team bus broke down en route but when the game got underway the hosts won 2-0. Tavistock in 3rd place maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a 4-2 win at home to Camelford with the Lambs now just 6 points behind 2nd placed Argyle. Saltash United returned to winning ways and climbed a place to 4th after the Ashes won 3-0 away at Sticker whilst Launceston climbed into the Top 6 after the Clarets won 3-1 away at a St Austell side who have dropped into the bottom half of the table. Exmouth Town became the first club to reach the midway point in their league programme and climbed a place after returning from the long trip to Falmouth Town with all 3 points from a 1-0 win. Cullompton Rangers also recorded a long distance away day 1-0 win of their own as they climbed three places to 10th after edging Newquay at Mount Wise. Stoke Gabriel climbed three places and away from the danger zone with a 2-0 win at home to Godolphin Atlantic.
FRIDAY 27th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Ivybridge Town pulled off a shock result with a 2-1 win away at a Plymouth Argyle side who would have returned to the top of the table with the victory themselves. The Ivy’s climbed two places to 16th and 3 points clear of the relegation zone with the win. Torpoint Athletic had a much needed 3-0 win at home to Callington Town as well this evening with The Mill based side climbing four places from 15th to a mid-table 11th place.
WEDNESDAY 25th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: All three of tonight’s home teams recorded Wins and climbed up the Premier table. Falmouth Town leap-frogged tonight’s opponents Saltash United after edging a 7 goal thriller to win 4-3 at Bickland Park against the Ashes who fall a place to 5th. Exmouth Town are up a place to 9th after the Southern Road club beat bottom of the table Witheridge by a 4-0 margin and Godolphin Atlantic leapt up four places to 11th after recording a 2-1 home win over visiting Sticker.
TUESDAY 24th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Both Cullompton & Helston came from behind to win tonight with both moving up the league table. Helston fought back from 0-2 down to beat Newquay 3-2 at Kellaway Park with the Blues moving up a place to 8th in the table. Cullompton Rangers were behind early in their home game with Launceston but ran out 2-1 victors with the Speeds Meadow side climbing four places to 11th. The scheduled game between Camelford and Callington Town was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Trefrew Park.
SATURDAY 21st OCTOBER
FA Vase; Four of the five Vase games involving Premier sides were completed today with three of those four winning through to the 2nd Round Proper. Cullompton Rangers had the pick of today’s results with a 3-2 win away at Wessex League Premier (Step 5) side Portchester whilst Tavistock also won away at Step 5 opponents with a 2-1 victory at Western League outfit Odd Down of Bath. The trio are completed by Plymouth Parkway who had a 6-1 win at home to Sandhurst Town of the Hellenic East Division, another step 6 competition. The only Premier side to go out were Ivybridge Town who narrowly went down 3-4 away at Wessex Premier side Fareham Town. One tie was unresolved with Bodmin Town v Swanage Town of the Dorset League postponed, this is likely to be next Saturday back at Priory Park.
SWP Premier: Three of the seven league games survived the weather with Newquay the highest placed side in action and the Peppermints climbed a place to 6th after winning 3-2 away at Exmouth Town. Helston Athletic climbed a place to 9th with a 2-0 win at home to bottom of the table Witheridge whilst Sticker and Torpoint Athletic played out a goalless draw at Burngullow Lane.
WEDNESDAY 18th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Two Wednesday night matches with both ending in comfortable away wins with both victors climbing a place in the table. Tavistock had a 6-0 win away at bottom of the table Witheridge and climb a place to 3rd in the table whilst Falmouth Town were 4-1 winners away at now next to bottom Camelford with Falmouth up a place to 5th in the table.
TUESDAY 17th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Plymouth Parkway proved that 13 is not unlucky, as they went to the top of the table after recording a 13th straight victory with a 7-1 win away at Callington Town tonight. Parkway are now 2 points clear of Plymouth Argyle and also boosted their goal difference to beyond plus 50 after another big win. Helston Athletic jumped up seven places from 17th to 10th in the table tonight with a 3-0 win away at Torpoint Athletic.
SATURDAY 14th OCTOBER
Walter C Parson Cup: A busy day of league cup action with no fewer than 14 Premier sides in action as 9 of them progressed to join Plymouth Argyle, who won on Friday night, in the last 16. Four ties were all Premier affairs with Falmouth Town taking the scalp of the Cup holders St Austell after a 3-1 win away at Poltair. Tavistock had to come from behind to beat Ivybridge Town 3-2 at Langsford Park whilst Cullompton Rangers needed extra time before going through 2-1 away at Exmouth Town. The closest tie was at Pennygillam where hosts Launceston needed both extra time and penalties to progress at the expense of Saltash United. The two were locked at 2-2 before the Clarets won the shoot out 4-2. As well as the four Premier sides to fall in that way, Camelford are also out as they suffered a shock by losing 1-0 away at West Division side Mousehole. Two Premier sides did however go through against West opponents with Godolphin Atlantic beating Illogan 2-1 at home and Bodmin Town winning 4-2 away at Porthleven. The remaining three clubs through knocked out East Division opposition with Plymouth Parkway having to come from behind to beat a plucky Galmpton & Roselands 3-1, Stoke Gabriel were 2-1 winners away at Sidmouth Town and Torpoint Athletic had a 2-1 success at home to Liverton United.
FRIDAY 13th OCTOBER
Walter C Parson Cup: The second round of the Cup started on Friday night with a cracking tie as Premier high flyers Plymouth Argyle hosted West Division side Millbrook with the hosts winning a seven goal thriller by a 4-3 margin. Although it is the Pilgrims that reach the last 16 of the league cup, the plaudits go to the visitors who pushed the higher team all the way and represented themselves and the West Division superbly.
WEDNESDAY 11th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Plymouth Parkway reduced the deficit to leaders Plymouth Argyle back down to a single point, with games in hand, after they beat Ivybridge Town 4-1 at Bolitho Park tonight to record a 12th successive league victory. Saltash United climbed a place to 3rd in the table as the Ashes also won on home turf with a 4-2 success over Helston Athletic.
TUESDAY 10th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: A busy night in the top flight with four matches which saw Falmouth Town return to the Top 6 in the table after a narrow 1-0 win away at Newquay who fall to 7th. Bodmin Town had an impressive 3-0 win away at St Austell which lifts them 5 plcaes in the table to 10th but still with games in hand on all other sides. Two sides who found themselves very low in the table had welcome wins with Godolphin Atlantic winning 3-2 away at Callington Town in Ashley Bradshaws first game in charge of the “G” whilst Torpoint Athletic returned to winning ways in style with a 6-1 victory over visitors Cullompton Rangers.
MONDAY 9th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Sticker switched on their brand new floodlights and had a bumper crowd of 278 at Burngullow Lane for the occasion but visitors Plymouth Argyle Reserves snatched the points on the pitch with a late, late winner giving the Pilgrims a 3-2 victory which extends their lead at the top of the table back to 4 points.
SATURDAY 7th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Just 5 league games today as many Cornish sides were involved in the County Cup but the 5 games played all produced winners. Tavistock were the highest placed team in action and they climbed a place to 3rd after a 6-2 win at home to Stoke Gabriel. Launceston also climbed a place, to 5th, after they beat Camelford 3-1 at Pennygillam whilst Falmouth Town remain in 7th despite a 2-0 win at home to Torpoint Athletic. Exmouth Town were the only side to win on the Road as they had a 2-0 victory at Ivybridge Town which lifts them a place to 9th whilst Cullompton Rangers jumped a massive 8 places from 19th to 11th after a 2-0 win at home to bottom of the table Witheridge.
Cornwall Senior Cup: Eight Premier sides were in County Cup action with six of them going through to the next round in December. The two that failed to progress were Godolphin Atlantic who lost 1-4 at home to Cup holders Bodmin Town in the only tie to feature two Premier outfits whilst Helston Athletic crashed out 4-2 away at Combination League side Perranporth for the days biggest cup shock. The other six sides to progress all did so with something to spare as Saltash United won a staggering 15-0 away at St Teath, St Austell also hit double figures with an 11-0 win at home to Mullion. Sticker had a 6-0 win away at St Agnes whilst both Callington Town and Newquay had 5-0 Home wins over St Just and Padstow respectively.
FRIDAY 6th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Plymouth Parkway recorded their 11th straight league win, which is a new record in terms of a winning start to a season, with a 3-1 success away at leaders Plymouth Argyle. The contest was watched by a season high attendance thus far of 379 who were treated to a high quality contest with the visitors closing the gap on the Pilgrims to just a single point and still with 3 games in hand.
WEDNESDAY 4th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Exmouth Town grabbed a 2-1 win over Stoke Gabriel to give the Southern Road sides new management team of Kevin Miller and Andy Rawlings a winning start but the game was marred by a serious injury, almost certainly a broken leg, suffered by the visitors Lloyd Clark early on in the contest. Exmouth climb 5 places to 10th with the much needed victory. Camelford fought back from 0-3 down with late strikes to earn a point from a 3-3 draw at home to Sticker in tonights other fixture with the Camels climbing two places to 16th with the late point.
TUESDAY 3rd OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Three of the four scheduled games were played tonight, but Plymouth Parkways trip to Falmouth Town failed a lunchtime pitch inspection at Bickland Park. Tavistock were the highest placed team in action and they had a 3-0 win away at Cullompton Rangers that lifts them up a place to 4th in the table. Newquay also climbed a place, to 5th, as they beat Callington Town 3-1 at Mount Wise with the other victor tonight being St Austell who won 4-2 away at Helston Athletic in front of a bumper crowd of around 250 at Kellaway Park.
SATURDAY 30th SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: Plymouth Parkway recorded a 10th straight league win, which equals the record for the division, as they beat Cullompton Rangers 6-0 at Bolitho Park to close the gap back to leaders Plymouth Argyle to just 4 points. Saltash United remain in 3rd spot after the Ashes had a 3-0 success at home to Falmouth Town whilst Launceston in 4th also won at home with a 5-3 success over Helston Athletic at Pennygillam. Tavistock in 5th spot had the highest scoring win as they won 8-0 away at Sticker, a result that equals the highest away victory in the division this season. Newquay climbed into the top 6 as they jumped above Falmouth Town after winning 2-1 away at basement dwellers Witheridge whilst St Austell climbed two places to 8th after coming from behind to win 3-2 away at Godolphin Atlantic. The only side in the bottom half of the table to collect any points were Stoke Gabriel as the Railwaymen beat Torpoint Athletic 5-2 at Home, and the maximum points steam-hauled them up an amazing 9 places from 19th and in the relegation zone, to 10th spot and mid-table security! Two matches were washed out with Callington Town v Camelford and Ivybridge Town at home to Bodmin Town both postponed.
FRIDAY 29th SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: The weekend started with Plymouth Argyle winning a Friday Night fixture away at Exmouth Town by a 4-1 margin at Southern Road. The hosts were trialing Friday Night Football and were rewarded, off the pitch at least, with a seasonal high attendance of 170. The young Pilgrims side are now 7 points clear at the top but have played 4 games more than 2nd placed Plymouth Parkway.
WEDNESDAY 27th SEPTEMBER
FA Vase: The final 2nd qualifying round tie was played tonight with Tavistock booking their place in the 1st round proper after a 3-2 win at Langsford Park over fellow league club Camelford. The Lambs can now look forward to an away match at Western League Premier side Odd Down, who are based in Bath, next month.
Devon St Lukes Bowl: Two more first round ties played this evening with some 18 goals scored ! Plymouth Parkway led the way with an amazing 7-4 victory away at fellow league side Witheridge with Parkway now facing a Home quarter final against either Tavistock or Exeter City. Ivybridge Town are out of the competition though after they were beaten 6-1 away at Western League Premier side Willand Rovers.
TUESDAY 26th SEPTEMBER
FA Cup: Bodmin Town’s FA Cup adventure is over for another season after they narrowly lost 0-1 away at Southern League side Bideford tonight in this 2nd qualifying round replay. After a 1-1 draw at Priory Park a week ago, the meeting at the Sports Ground was also very tight but a 2nd half strike from the Robins sent them through and a trip to Haringey Borough on Saturday.
SWP Premier: Plymouth Argyle extended their lead at the top of the Premier table after edging a 7 goal thriller at Coach Road to beat Saltash United 4-3, despite the Pilgrims ending the game with 10 men after having a player sent off. The Pilgrims are now 4 points clear at the top whilst the Ashes stay 3rd despite suffering a 2nd league defeat of the season.
SATURDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER
FA Vase: Four of the six Premier sides involved in the FA Vase today booked their places in Monday’s 1st Round Proper Draw with two of them claiming giant-killings. Cullompton Rangers beat Western League Premier side Cribbs 2-1 at Speeds Meadow to complete a remarkable week as they have beaten Plymouth Argyle in the league and Torquay United in the County Cup in the past 8 days! Ivybridge Town needed extra time before progressing 3-2 away at Longwell Green, another Western Premier side. Bodmin Town had the highest score of the day with a 6-1 success away at Western Division One side Portishead and Plymouth Parkway also beat opposition from that league after a 3-0 victory away at Wincanton Town. Two Premier sides were knocked out however with St Austell losing out 4-5 after extra time in a titanic tussle with former Southern League club Bridgwater Town. Saltash United went out after a 4-1 defeat away at Western Premier side Willand Rovers. One more Premier side will join the 4 winners today as Tavistock host Camelford on Wednesday night in a tie postponed today.
SWP Premier: With the Vase taking centre stage today there were just four league matches but one of them, Callington Town v Sticker, was postponed leaving just three. Plymouth Argyle took advantage of Parkway being in the Vase to go back top of the table after a 1-0 win away at Falmouth Town. Launceston climbed two places to 4th after a 3-0 win at home to managerless Exmouth Town and Newquay recovered from a midweek Cup exit by beating Stoke Gabriel 3-2 at Mount Wise.
WEDNESDAY 20th SEPTEMBER
FA Cup: Bodmin Town kept alive their FA Cup adventure as a late, late leveler from Jake Ash gave them a 1-1 draw and a replay next Tuesday night away at Southern League Bideford. Playing the delayed cup tie at a wet & windy Priory Park the Step 6 outfit matched their Step 4 opponents as they battled for the £4,500 prize money and a trip to Haringey in the 3rd qualifying round.
SWP Premier: Three of the four league games were played but leaders Plymouth Parkway saw the home game with Godolphin Atlantic washed out at Bolitho Park. All the remaining three games had drama though with Saltash United in 3rd spot held to a highest score draw of the season so far, a 4-4 scoreline as they hosted Launceston. Tavistock put behind the FA Cup exit at the weekend to run in a 9-0 thrashing of Ivybridge Town at Langsford Park as the Lambs climbed a place to 4th and at the very bottom of the table Witheridge came from 0-2 down to beat Exmouth Town 3-2 and record their first win of the season. The new Witheridge manager Roger Bonaparte scored one of the goals and is almost certainly the eldest scorer in league history as he had turned 50 some 16 days ago !
TUESDAY 19th SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: Just the one top flight league game tonight and that saw St Austell return to winning ways and jump from the relegation zone to mid-table in one swoop as their 3-1 home win over Camelford pushed the Poltair Park club from 19th to 10th in the table.
Walter C Parson Cup: The final two 1st round league cup ties were completed tonight but only one of the Premier sides in action progressed. Torpoint Athletic won 2-1 away at fellow Premier side Callington Town to earn a last 32 home tie with East Division side Liverton United next month. Newquay fell at the first hurdle though as West Division side St Dennis went through after a 2-1 victory at Mount Wise.
Devon St Lukes Bowl: Cullompton Rangers are through to the last 8 of the Devon Bowl after winning a penalty shoot out to beat Torquay United after a 0-0 draw at Speeds Meadow this evening. Cullompton will travel to fellow Peninsula side Exmouth Town in the quarter finals. Plymouth Argyle survived a first half sending off to win 4-1 away at Southern League strugglers Barnstaple Town with the Pilgrims now through to a last 8 meeting with either Willand Rovers or Ivybridge Town.
SATURDAY 16th SEPTEMBER
FA Cup: The Road to Wembley ended for Tavistock today although they were far from disgraced as they lost narrowly 2-1 at home to Southern League Premier side Frome Town who play 3 levels higher than the Lambs. Bodmin Town will still be in Monday’s draw after their home tie was washed out with Bideford, the only game off today. Bodmin must try again on Wednesday night when they face the Robins.
SWP Premier: With Cup matches taking centre stage their were just three league games but all the Top 3 were in action. This mornings leaders Plymouth Argyle were beaten for the first time this season as Cullompton Rangers fought back from 1-3 down to edge a 7 goal thriller 4-3. Plymouth Parkway returned to the top of the table despite going a goal behind to St Austell at Bolitho Park with the hosts hitting back to win 5-1. Third placed Saltash United stayed in touch with a 7-0 win at home to Exmouth Town in the only other league fixture today.
Walter C Parson Cup: Seven Premier sides were on league cup duty with 5 of them progressing to the 2nd round. Stoke Gabriel won the all Premier clash as they edged Witheridge 4-3 after extra time. Godolphin Atlantic and Camelford both won at the expense of West Division sides with Godolphin beating Wadebridge Town 3-2 at home and Camelford winning 4-2 away at Wendron United. Ivybridge and Launceston went through at the expense of East Division sides as the Ivy’s beat Bovey Tracey 3-0 at Erme Valley and Launceston defeated Brixham 2-1 after extra time at Pennygillam. Just one Premier side were humbled by lower opposition as Sticker lost 0-1 at home to West Division visitors Porthleven.
FRIDAY 15th SEPTEMBER
Walter C Parson Cup: Falmouth Town are the first side to win through to the 2nd round of the League Cup after a 2-0 Friday Night victory at home to local rivals Helston Athletic. The Bickland Park side will be away in the 2nd round next month to one of the seeded sides, holders St Austell. Callington Town should have also faced Torpoint Athletic tonight but that tie was washed out and has been re-arranged for next Tuesday night.
WEDNESDAY 13th SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: Quite a night in the Premier with an abandonment and a new highest score of the season and in only just three fixtures! Ivybridge Town v Plymouth Parkway was shaping up to be a good West Devon Derby with Parkway 4-2 up at the break when the Erme Valley lights went out following an electrical fire in the control box. The game was called off and has been re-arranged for later in the season. Parkways loss was Plymouth Argyles gain as the Pilgrims went top of the table by a point with their win over Stoke Gabriel. The margin of victory, 12-0, also pipped Tavistocks previous highest score in the league this season as they had beaten Witheridge 11-0 last month. Tavistock meanwhile played just their 5th league game as they warmed up for Saturdays FA Cup tie with Frome Town with a 4-0 win over Exmouth Town at Langsford Park.
TUESDAY 12th SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: With Camelford versus Falmouth Town postponed their were just two Premier games tonight with action at Helston and at Newquay. At Kellaway Park, Bodmin Town won 2-1 over Helston Athletic as they recorded a 2nd straight league win and pulled well away from the lower reaches of the table. At Mount Wise, the Peppermints got back to winning ways in some style. Newquay had lost at home to Plymouth Argyle last Saturday but ran out 3-0 winners at home to St Austell this evening to climb two places and into the Top six.
SATURDAY 9th SEPTEMBER
FA Vase: Five Premier sides safely progressed in the Vase today as the national competition got underway for another year. Three of the winners came at the expense of Western League sides with St Austell racking up a 9-1 win over fellow Step 6 outfit Bishop Lydeard. Plymouth Parkway had a 4-1 win over another Western League Division One side as they beat Sherborne Town 4-1. Tavistock followed up their FA Cup heroics by taking another “scalp” as they beat Hallen 2-0 with the visitors plying their trade at Step 5 in the Western Premier. Two sides went through at the expense of fellow Peninsula clubs with Camelford beating Helston Athletic 3-2 at Trefrew Park and Cullompton Rangers knocking out Torpoint Athletic 1-0 at Eden Vale Park. Helston & Torpoint were not the only sides defeated though as Godolphin Atlantic lost 2-1 away at Ashton & Backwell United and troubled Witheridge got back to playing but suffered a 1-9 defeat at home to Cribbs.
SWP Premier: With the FA Vase taking place today their were just 5 Premier fixtures made up of byed, seeded and non eligible Vase clubs. Plymouth Argyle closed the gap on leaders Plymouth Parkway to just 2 points as the Pilgrims won 2-1 away at Newquay whilst Saltash United remain in 3rd after edging a 7 goal thriller to beat Ivybridge Town 4-3 at Kimberley Stadium. Falmouth Town are up a place to 4th after they had a slender 1-0 win at home to Callington Town whilst Sticker moved into the top half of the table after winning 3-1 away at Launceston. One match ended all square as Stoke Gabriel shared the points with visiting Exmouth Town after a 1-1 draw at Broadley Lane.
WEDNESDAY 6th SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: Two games tonight with very different outcomes, at Priory Park Bodmin Town scrapped a 1-o win over visiting Launceston to record their first league win of the season and move out of the bottom two. The match also saw three players sent off with Bodmin ending the game with 10 men and the Clarets with 9. At the top of the table Plymouth Parkway extended their lead to 5 points with an emphatic 8-0 win away at Exmouth Town, the scoreline also setting a new highest away winning margin in the Division this season so far.
TUESDAY 5th SEPTEMBER
FA Cup: Tavistock created one of the shocks of the round as they won 2-1 away at Southern League Taunton Town in tonight’s replay and earn a Home 2nd Qualifying Round draw with another Southern League side in Frome Town. The Lambs also picked up £3,000 more in prize money for tonight’s victory in Somerset.
SWP Premier: Plymouth Argyle dropped their first points this season as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Camelford with the Pilgrims unable to draw level with leaders Plymouth Parkway who are in action on Wednesday and will be looking to open a 5 point lead. The other three games tonight all had an element of being a “first” as Cullompton Rangers had a first win of the season with a 2-0 success at home to Stoke Gabriel, St Austell’s new manager enjoyed a first win as the lilly-whites beat Ivybridge Town 4-0 at Poltair Park and Godolphin Atlantic had a first home win of the season as they romped to a 4-0 success over visiting Callington Town.
SATURDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER
FA Cup: Two great results today in the worlds oldest Cup competition. Bodmin Town who may not have won a league game yet, but claimed a 3rd away from home giant killing of the season as they followed up wins at Buckland and Hengrove by winning 2-0 away at Wessex League Premier side Horndean and in doing so earnt another £3,000 in prize money and a place in the 2nd qualifying round in a fortnights time. Tavistock hosted Southern League high-flyers Taunton Town and fought back from 0-2 down to draw 2-2 and earn a replay at Wordsworth Drive on Tuesday night.
SWP Premier: With none of the top three in league action today a trio of sides took full advantage to close the gap at the top. Saltash United are upto 3rd after a 3-0 win away at Stoke Gabriel, Launceston are now 4th as they also won on the road with a 1-0 success at Newquay whilst Falmouth Town are now 5th after being awarded a home walk-over win after scheduled opponents Witheridge failed to raise a side. The Mid-Devon club are now cast adrift at the bottom after accepting the inevitable points deduction. Helston Athletic collected their first points on the road this season with a 3-1 win at Callington Town whilst Camelford came from behind to beat Exmouth Town 2-1 at home with Ivybridge Town also having home comforts as they beat Godolphin Atlantic 3-0 at Erme Valley. One game ended all square with Cullompton Rangers earning a first point of the season from a 2-2 draw at home to a Sticker side playing at Speeds Meadow for the first time ever.
FRIDAY 1st SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: Plymouth Parkway made it seven straight league wins and moved themselves 3 points clear at the top of the table as they beat local rivals Torpoint Athletic 5-1 in this weeks Friday Night Football. Parkway are assured of top spit throughout the weekend as the only team who could overtake them, Plymouth Argyle, are without a match due to their scheduled opponents being in FA Cup action.
WEDNESDAY 30th AUGUST
SWP Premier: Champions Tavistock conceded their first goals in the league this season, and lost their 100& record as they drew a thrilling game 3-3 at home to local Launceston at Langsford Park. The Lambs do climb a place to 3rd in the table though and remain unbeaten. Another side yet to taste defeat this season are Callington Town and they extended that run to 5 games with a 1-1 draw away at Ivybridge Town this evening. Callington have drawn 3 of the 5 contests whilst Ivybridge have lost just once since their opening night defeat. Saltash United climbed two places and into the Top 6 as they were the only side in action tonight to collect maximum points, two second half goals giving them a 2-0 win at home to Cullompton Rangers.
TUESDAY 29th AUGUST
SWP Premier: A busy Tuesday night as half of the Premier sides were involved in floodlit action. The two leaders, Plymouth Parkway & Plymouth Argyle both won their 6th straight contests to pull clear of the chasing pack. Parkway retain top spot on goal difference with a 4-0 win at bottom side Witheridge who will feel the margin of defeat against the unbeaten visitors is a sign of improvement. Plymouth Argyle picked up their win from a 2-0 success at Coach Road over visiting Exmouth Town. Elsewhere three sides playing at home all picked up useful wins. Newquay had a 5-1 success at Mount Wise over Camelford with the Peppermints now in 6th place. Torpoint Athletic had the nights biggest margin with a 5-0 win over visitors Godolphin Atlantic and Helston Athletic picked up a 2nd home win of the season as they beat Sticker 3-1 at Kellaway Park.
SATURDAY 26th AUGUST
SWP Premier: With several of the leading contenders having played on Friday night, all eyes today were on reigning Champions Tavistock who had a trip to regular title chasers Bodmin Town. The Lambs ran out 3-0 winners to move onto 9 points from 3 league games plus two wins in the FA Cup. Bodmin likewise have had 2 wins in the FA Cup but have started the league campaign with 2 draws and now 2 defeats in 4 outings. Falmouth Town climbed into 3rd with a 4-1 win away at Torpoint Athletic and just behind are Launceston who had the days highest win with a 6-0 victory over Witheridge at Pennygillam. Exmouth Town moved into the top half of the table with a 2-0 win on the road at Godolphin Atlantic whilst Stoke Gabriel picked up a first win since the opening day as they beat Helston Athletic 4-0 at the Churchward Ground. Two sides collected their opening victories of the season with Ivybridge Town winning 2-1 away at Sticker which was the Burngullow clubs first defeat of the season whilst Camelford had a 1-0 win at home to Cullompton Rangers.
FRIDAY 25th AUGUST
SWP Premier: The August Bank Holiday Weekend started with no fewer than three Friday Night games in the top flight with wins for both the top two in the table. Plymouth Parkay made it 5 wins in a row with a 5-1 victory over visiting Newquay whilst Plymouth Argyle also matched them with a fifth straight win as they ran out 4-2 winners away at St Austell. Tonight’s other match ended with honours even as Callington Town drew 2-2 at home to Saltash United in an East Cornwall Derby at Marshfield Park.
WEDNESDAY 23rd AUGUST
SWP Premier: Just the one top flight game tonight but it produced a shock result as Falmouth Town beat Bodmin Town by a 3-1 margin at Bickland Park. The Falmouth side had alreday lost 0-7 at home this season but have now recorded back to back home wins whilst Bodmin have had a stuttering start to the season with great form in the FA Cup but just 2 points out of a possible 9 in the league.
TUESDAY 22nd AUGUST
SWP Premier: One of those early season quirks in the league table tonight as Plymouth Argyle won but were still knocked off top spot! Argyle were 2-0 winners at home to Launceston to move onto 12 points from 4 games but Plymouth Parkway are also on 12 points from 4 matches and moved ahead on goal difference after they won 4-0 at home to Stoke Gabriel this evening. Helston Athletic picked up their first win under new manager Steve Massey as they beat Godolphin Atlantic 4-0 at Kellaway Park whilst Newquay picked up a second win of the season as the Peppermints beat Torpoint Athletic 2-1 at Mount Wise. One game ended all square as Callington Town and Exmouth Town drew 1-1 at Marshfield Park.
SATURDAY 19th AUGUST
FA Cup Preliminary Round: Both of the leagues remaining two representatives are through to the 1st Qualifying Round of the FA Cup after claiming Step 5 “scalps” this afternoon. Bodmin Town had a 4-1 win away at Western League Premier side Hengrove Athletic whilst Tavistock had a 2-1 home win over Wessex League Premier outfit Shaftesbury. Both winners will pick up another £1,900 in prize money to go with the £1,500 in the last round and can look forward to Monday lunchtimes draw where Step 3 clubs such as Tiverton Town join the competition. Ties in the next round are in a fortnights time on September 2nd.
SWP Premier: With the exception of Bodmin & Tavistock, all the other 18 top flight teams were in action today with a lot of goals scored in the nine matches. Plymouth Argyle went to the top of the table, and top scored today, with a 7-0 win at home to Helston Athletic with the Pilgrims now on 9 points, the same as Plymouth Parkway who made it 3 from 3 after winning the cross Tamar Derby with a 4-2 success at Saltash United. Two sides made it 2 from 2 as Callington Town won 2-1 away at Witheridge, although the margin of defeat will certainly be received by the mid-Devon club after two heavy losses. Sticker are also on 6 points from 2 outings as they came from behind to beat Newquay 2-1 in their first home contest in the division. Godolphin Atlantic had a first win as they came from behind on three occasions to win 5-3 at Cullompton Rangers in an 8 goal thriller with the fremaining 4 games all seeing home wins. Exmouth Town had a first success of the term as they beat St Austell 3-0 at Southern Road, Falmouth Town had a 2-1 win over Ivybridge Town at Bickland Park, Launceston were 4-1 victors over Stoke Gabriel at Pennygillam and Torpoint Athletic had a comfortable 5-0 success at The Mill over visiting Camelford.
WEDNESDAY 16th AUGUST
SWP Premier: A massive 32 goals in just five Wednesday night matches with Tavistock top scoring as they followed up last Saturdays 7 goal away win at Falmouth with an 11-0 home win over strugglers Witheridge at Langsford Park. The Lambs are now onto 6 points as are Saltash United who had a 4-2 win away at Exmouth Town who are yet to get off the mark. Launceston claimed their first points of the new season with a 6-1 romp away at Camelford whilst two matches ended in score draws. Godolphin Atlantic drawing 3-3 at home to Falmouth Town in their first game of the season whilst Bodmin Town were held to a successive 1-1 draw at Priory Park, this time by visiting Ivybridge Town.
TUESDAY 15th AUGUST
SWP Premier: Four games on Tuesday night with two sides making it two wins from two outings and two sides getting off the mark with maiden victories. The two clubs with 6 points are both from Plymouth – Argyle & Parkway. Argyle were 4-1 winners away at Stoke Gabriel who were playing their first home game back at Step 6 whilst Parkway romped to a 6-0 win away at Cullompton Rangers. Newquay played their first game of the season and they beat Helston Athletic 5-1 at Mount Wise which marked Steve Masseys first league game back in the technical area, another face back in the box was Phil Lafferty who has taken the temporary reins at St Austell and he started with a 2-0 win away at Torpoint Athletic to get the lily-whites off the mark.
SATURDAY 12th AUGUST
SWP Premier: Seven games in the top flight this afternoon although with “Board Masters” their were mainly North Cornwall clubs having a day off. The sides in action included both of last seasons Division One Champions with both winning tough looking away trips. West champions Sticker were 2-0 victors at Exmouth Town whilst East Champions Stoke Gabriel edged a 3-2 win away at St Austell as they both quickly got off the mark in the Premier Division. Two sides had their shooting boots very much on as Saltash United beat Witheridge 8-1 at Kimberley Stadium and reigning Champions Tavistock started the defence of their title with a 7-0 victory away at Falmouth Town. Callington Town had a 4-0 home win over Cullompton Rangers and Plymouth Parkway were 2-0 winners away at Launceston with just one match ending in a draw as Bodmin Town and Torpoint Athletic shared the spoils from a 1-1 stalemate at Priory Park.
FRIDAY 11th AUGUST
SWP Premier: A bumper crowd of 310 were at Erme Valley to see the first league game of the new season with Ivybridge Town hosting Plymouth Argyle. The Ivy’s opened the scoring with Joe Truelove claiming the 1st goal of the new season, but two goals midway through the second half saw Argyle claim the 3 points with a 2-1 victory. The Pilgrims leveler came from Dan Rooney before a cross was bundled into the net for an own goal winner.
WEDNESDAY 9th AUGUST
FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round Replays: No joy in the FA Cup Replays for tonight’s two teams with Exmouth Town bowing out 1-2 after extra time at home to Wessex League Premier side Shaftesbury, who now travel to Tavistock in the next round, and St Austell losing 0-1 away at Bridport of the Western League Premier Division.
SATURDAY 5th AUGUST
FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round: 4 of the 5 sides on FA Cup duty are still alive in the oldest Cup Competition after today’s first matches. Two have gone through and pocketed £1,500 prize money, two face replays on Wednesday night and one was knocked out. The victorious sides both claimed Step 5 Western League Premier “scalps” with Bodmin Town winning 3-2 away at former SWP side Buckland Athletic whilst Tavistock came from behind to win 4-1 away at Shepton Mallet. Bodmin will travel to Hengrove in the next round whilst Tavistock will be at home to either Shaftesbury or Exmouth Town who drew 0-0 in Dorset today with Exmouth now hosting the Wessex League side at Southern Road on Wednesday night. St Austell also face a midweek replay although they will have to travel as they drew 1-1 at home to Bridport and now must make the trip to St Marys Field. Plymouth Parkway lost 0-1 at home to Wessex League Champions Portland United.
SUNDAY 30th JULY
SWP Charity Day: The annual curtain raiser to the new season was staged superbly by Newton Abbot Spurs today with plenty of goals and plenty of sunshine and new names on both the Charity Vase and Charity Bowls. The Vase saw East Division Champions Stoke Gabriel lift the prize for their first time after a 4-2 victory over West Division Champions Sticker whilst in the Bowl final it was league Champions Tavistock who won after a 6-1 defeat of League Cup holders St Austell. Tavistock also became the first side to have both a Charity Vase, and now a Charity Bowl, triumph on their clubs honours list. The day saw money raised in aid of the league benevolent fund, an exact total of how much was raised will be announced in the next few days.
SATURDAY 17th FEBRUARY
SWP East: There were just five East games due to be played today after County Cup ties affected the schedule but at least four of those were played with only Honiton Town being postponed. St Martins took advantage of leaders Newton Spurs inactivity to draw level on points, but behind on goal difference, after a 1-0 win away at Galmpton & Roselands. Budleigh Salterton dropped a place from 3rd to 4th after they lost 1-0 away at a Liverton United side who climbed off the foot of the table with the much needed victory. Crediton United climbed back into 3rd place with a 2-1 win from their trip to Sidmouth Town whilst Ilfracombe Town had a very good 5-1 win over Teignmouth at Marlborough Park.
Devon Premier Cup: One of the outstanding quarter finals was played today with East Division side, and Cup holders, the University of Exeter beating West Division outfit Plymstock United by an 8-0 margin to set up a semi final next month with Torridgeside.
SATURDAY 10th FEBRUARY
SWP East: Just one East Division league game was played this week as the weather once again caused havoc. St Martins closing the gap on league leaders Newton Abbot Spurs down to just 3 points with a 4-1 win away at local rivals Alphington in a match postponed from Boxing Day.
Devon Premier Cup: Two of the four quarter finals were played and both were all East Division affairs. Teignmouth booked a semi final place after winning 1-0 away at a Budleigh Salterton side taht they had lost 3-2 at in the league just seven days ago. Torridgeside are also through to the last four after the North Devon side ran out 3-0 winners away at Brixham.
SATURDAY 3rd FEBRUARY
Walter C Parson Cup: Newton Abbot Spurs came close to pulling off a league cup shock as they led 1-0 away at Premier side Godolphin Atlantic into injury time, but conceded a late leveller to draw 1-1 after 90 minutes. Extra time saw them not only lose 1-2 to exit the cup but they also had two players sent off who will now miss next Saturdays Devon Premier Cup quarter final.
SWP East: Budleigh Salterton were rewarded for staging the only East Division game as they beat Teignmouth by a 3-2 margin at Greenway Lane and the maximum points push the Rovins up three places in the East table to 3rd spot. The two sides meet again in just a weeks time, at the same venue, in the Devon Premier Cup last eight.
SATURDAY 27th JANUARY
SWP East: Six of the eight scheduled games in the East Division fell victim to the wet weather this week but two clubs were both rewarded for their efforts of getting games on with victories and decent attendances. St Martins ran riot as they beat Liverton United by a 7-1 margin at Minster Way with the Saints climbing three places to 2nd in the table and pushing themselves very much into the title picture as they are now just 6 points behind leaders Newton Abbot Spurs and still have two games in hand. The result also meant that Liverton dropped back to bottom of the table as their goal difference is now worse than Alphington who climb off the foot of the table without actually kicking a ball. In the other game played, Axminster Town hosted Bovey Tracey at Tiger WAy and won 2-0 with both goals coming in the second half. The Tigers remain in 7th but Bovey Tracey fall a place to 5th in the table.
SATURDAY 20th JANUARY
SWP East: A wash-out of the East programme of matches was avoided by Axminster Town who staged the only game in the competition today as they hosted Brixham at Tiger Way. The two clubs served up an entertaining 3-3 draw which keeps the Tigers in 7th place whilst draw specialists Brixham climbed a place to 9th after their 8th draw of the campaign.
SATURDAY 13th JANUARY
SWP East: Whilst the majority of teams were washed out across the league today, the East Division bucked the trend with 6 of the 7 scheduled games being played. Only Galmpton against Teignmouth was postponed, and that was as much to do with being one of the few pitches played on last weekend. The highest placed team in action today were Crediton United who jumped from 4th to 2nd after a 2-1 win over Axminster Town at Lords Meadow with the Kirton now 8 points off the leaders but with 2 games in hand. The University of Exeter played their first game of 2018 and climbed two places to 3rd with a 3-1 win away at previously in-form Ilfracombe Town. St Martins also won away, and closed the gap on the leaders, as they moved up a place to 5th with a 2-1 win at Sidmouth Town. The only other victors today were Brixham who climb into the top 10 after a 3-0 win away at Honiton Town. Two games ended in score draws with both the bottom two gaining a precious point. Alphington remain bottom, but only on goal difference, after a 1-1 draw at home to Appledore whilst Liverton United remain just above them after drawing 3-3 away at Torridgeside.
FRIDAY 12th JANUARY
SWP East: The battle of the top two in the East Division table saw a good crowd at The Recreation Ground for this Friday Night fixture with leaders Newton Abbot Spurs opening up a big 9 point lead at the top of the table with a 4-0 victory over 2nd placed Bovey Tracey who retain four games in hand.
SATURDAY 6th JANUARY
SWP East: Three of the seven scheduled East games were played today and those included league leaders Newton Abbot Spurs who edged a point further ahead of the chasing pack with a 1-1 draw away at Torridgeside. The big winners today were Budleigh Salterton who had a 2-0 win at home to Brixham and that allowed the in-form Robins to jump three places from 6th to 3rd in the table. Honiton Town leap-frogged their hosts today, Galmpton and Roselands, by winning a tight game in South Devon by a 1-0 margin.
SATURDAY 30th DECEMBER
SWP East: The East Division was least affected by the wet weather with two of the five scheduled games being played. Leaders Newton Abbot Spurs pulled out a 5 point lead at the top of the table after a 2-1 win at home to Appledore whilst Ilfracombe Town climbed two places to 10th after the Bluebirds won a local derby at home to Torridgeside by a 4-1 margin at Marlborough Park.
BOXING DAY 26th DECEMBER
SWP East: The wet weather saw most games in the East Division called off but the two games that did survive saw healthy crowds getting out on Boxing Day morning to support local football. Budleigh Salterton had around 125 at Greenway Lane to watch the Robins get back to winning ways with a 3-1 win over visiting Sidmouth Town whilst 172 were at the War Memorial Ground to see Galmpton & Roselands share the honours with neighbouring Brixham in a 1-1 draw.
SATURDAY 23rd DECEMBER
SWP East: The East Division saw 6 of the 7 scheduled games played with just Torridgeside v Crediton United falling victim. However that denied Crediton in 2nd the chance to close the gap as leaders Newton Abbot Spurs and third placed the University of Exeter were without games. Bovey Tracey however did take full advantage as they climbed two places from 4th to 2nd after a 4-2 win at home to Alphington. St Martins in 5th hosted 6th placed Budleigh Salterton at Minster Park with the sides producing a Christmas Cracker with the visiting Robins going 2 up, the hosts scoring 4 on the trot to lead 4-2 before eventually hanging onto a 4-3 win. Teignmouth climbed a place to 8th with a high scoring 6-2 win over Honiton Town at Coombe Valley and the only other victors today were Brixham who edged Liverton United 2-1 at Wall Park. Two games ended all square with the North Devon Derby between Appledore and Ilfracombe seeing honours even from a 1-1 draw at Marshford. Axminster Town and Sidmouth Town also drew, in their case 2-2, in the Jurassic Coast derby at Tiger Way.
SATURDAY 16th DECEMBER
SWP East: The East Division was the worst affected by postponements with just two of the eight scheduled games being played. Leaders Newton Abbot Spurs were one side to get a match on but missed the chance to pull out a 7 point gap at the summit as they were beaten 2-1 by visitors Budleigh Salterton. The much improved Robins climbed a place into the Top Six with the victory. The only other game in the division saw honours end even between Galmpton & Roselands and visiting Axminster Town, a 1-1 draw at the War Memorial ground seeing both clubs collect a point each.
SATURDAY 9th DECEMBER
Walter C Parson Cup: Teignmouth are through to the last eight of the league cup after a thrilling 4-3 win at home to West Division side Penzance this afternoon. The game also marked the passing last weekend of Ian Twitchin with a good crowd of family & friends watching on today and a minutes applause being conducted prior to kick off.
SWP East: All seven scheduled league games were played this afternoon with plenty of goals around the grounds. Leaders Newton Abbot Spurs extended the gap at the top of the table to 4 points after a 4-0 win away at bottom of the table Alphington whilst second placed Crediton United lost 3-2 away at an Appledore side who have been taking heavy defeats in recent weeks. Bovey Tracey slipped from 3rd to 4th spot after being held to a 1-1 draw away at Brixham who are fast becoming the leagues draw specialists this season. The University of Exeter moved above Bovey and into the top 3 after they had a 4-1 win away at previously in-form Budleigh Salterton. The days highest scorers were Axminster Town who had a 7-0 win away at lowly Liverton United, the win lifted the Tigers two places and into the Top 6 and came just 7 days after losing at Home to Liverton last weekend as neither side were in the County Cup. Two more sides enjoyed away day victories with Torridgeside having a 4-1 success at Galmpton & Roselands whilst Honiton Town had a first win under their new management with a 5-1 victory at near neighbours Sidmouth Town.
TUESDAY 5th DECEMBER
Walter C Parson Cup: Newton Abbot Spurs booked a place in the quarter finals of the league cup after a penalty shoot out win over fellow East side the University of Exeter tonight. The hosts took the lead before the Students leveled to force extra time and then the roles were reversed as the Students then went in front only for Spurs to level. The penalty shoot out saw the hosts edge home 5-4 to become the first non Premier side to reach this seasons quarter finals although three more clubs – Mousehole, Penzance and Teignmouth – are still to play their 3rd round ties.
SATURDAY 2nd DECEMBER
SWP East: With the Devon Premier Cup taking centre stage, there were just two East Division fixtures, with the main movement being that Liverton United climbed off the bottom of the table after a 1-0 win away at Axminster Town which was enough to climb above Alphington on goal difference. Galmpton & Roselands climbed a place to 13th in the table, and further from the danger zone, with a 6-0 win from the long trip to Appledore.
Devon Premier Cup: All of the last 8 in this years Cup are South West Peninsula League sides after today saw a clean sweep with 1 West and 7 East sides all winning. Holders the University of Exeter Won 3-1 away at North Devon League side Shamwickshire, Bovey Tracey also won in North Devon with a 5-1 success at North Molton. Budleigh Salterton had a 6-1 win away at South Devon League side Watcombe Wanderers whilst two sides beat Devon & Exeter League opposition. Teignmouth winning 3-1 away at unbeaten leaders Elmore and Newton Abbot Spurs having a 2-0 win over former league members Exwick Villa. The remaining three ties were all SWP affairs with Brixham beating Ilfracombe Town 6-2 at Wall Park, Torridgeside were 3-1 victors over St Martins at Donnacroft but Honiton Town lost 0-6 at home to West Division visitors Plymstock United.
SATURDAY 25th NOVEMBER
Walter C Parson Cup: Torridgeside were knocked out of the league cup, but far from disgraced as they went out 1-4 away at Premier Division high-flyers Falmouth Town. The East Division still has three clubs involved in the Cup with Teignmouth still due to host Penzance whilst at least one club is assured of a last eight place as Newton Abbot Spurs and the University of Exeter meet each other in 10 days time.
SWP East: Some 34 goals scored in just 6 East Division games today and on the same day both the clubs at the very top and bottom of the table changed hands. New leaders are Newton Abbot Spurs who leap-frogged Crediton United with a 3-0 success at Lords Meadow to go a point clear at the top. At the bottom of the table, Alphington started life under new management in the best way possible as they beat Honiton Town 5-3 at the Chronicles which was enough to lift them off the foot of the table. In between the University of Exeter climbed above St Martins after the Students won 4-1 at Minster Park with St Martins seeing a run of 4 straight league wins ended. Budleigh Salterton broke their own record for the highest win so far this season, the Robins had set the mark at 7-0 with a win over Liverton but ran out 9-0 winners today from the long trip to Appledore. Elsewhere in North Devon there was a 7 goal thriller at Marlborough Park where Axminster Town won 4-3 against hosts Ilfracombe Town. One match ended all square with Brixham drawing 1-1 at home to Sidmouth Town to share the spoils.
FRIDAY 24th NOVEMBER
SWP East: Teignmouth played their home game with Galmpton & Roselands under the lights of the Devon FA’s head-quarters in Newton Abbot and drew a crowd of around 100 to see them return to winning ways with a 2-0 success against their fellow South Devon based opponents. The win lifts Teignmouth, for 24 hours at least, back into the top 6 of the table.
SATURDAY 18th NOVEMBER
SWP East: A full programme of eight East Division games today with just Liverton United without a game as the odd side out. Leaders Crediton United faced in form Budleigh Salterton at Lords Meadow with honours ending even from a 1-1 draw which proved enough for Kirton to remain top as the only team that could have over taken them, Newton Abbot Spurs, fell to a 0-1 defeat away at another in-form outfit in St Martins who are now just 4 points off the top of the table themselves. Third placed Bovey Tracey got back to winning ways with a 3-2 success away at Torridgeside whilst 5th placed University of Exeter kept in touch with a 3-2 win at home to Honiton Town. At the wrong end of the table, Galmpton & Roselands pulled out a gap from the danger zone with a 5-1 win over bottom of the table Alphington. In mid-table a trio of sides all climbed a place each after winning today. Sidmouth Town are up into 9th after a 2-1 win at home to Teignmouth, Axminster Town are now 10th after they had a 2-0 Tiger Way win over visiting Appledore and Ilfracombe Town are now 11th as they won 2-1 at home to a Brixham side who they meet again in the Devon Premier Cup in a fortnights time.
TUESDAY 14th NOVEMBER
SWP East: Newton Abbot Spurs closed the gap on leaders Crediton United to just a single point with a 2-1 win at home to Galmpton & Roselands in a South Devon Derby tonight. Spurs needed an injury time winner to record there 10th league win in 13 matches so far this season.
SATURDAY 11th NOVEMBER
SWP East: Despite games at both Alphington and Axminster Town being called off their were still six East Division games played today. With Crediton having lost their game at Alphington to the elements the chasing pack had a chance to close the pack with two sides doing so. Newton Abbot Spurs climbed into 2nd spot on goal difference as they beat Ilfracombe Town 3-1 at the Recreation Ground and St Martins continued their excellent form with a 3-1 win away at a Bovey Tracey side who had lost just twice before today. The University of Exeter climbed two places to 5th with a 5-0 win away at lowly Galmpton & Roselands whilst Torridgeside gained an incredible 7-4 win away at Teignmouth. The hosts had even started the day with the best defensive record in the division. Sidmouth Town climved two places and into the Top 10 with a 3-2 victory away at Liverton United whilst one game ended all square as Brixham and Appledore drew 1-1 at Wall Park.
WEDNESDAY 8th NOVEMBER
SWP East: This weeks only midweek action in the East Division saw an East Devon Derby under the new floodlights at Sidmouth Town with the Vikings having to share the spoils with visitors Axminster Town after a 3-3 draw. Both sides edge up the table with Sidmouth up a place to 12th and Axminster jumping up two places to 9th.
SATURDAY 4th NOVEMBER
SWP East: With most sides on County Cup duty there were just three league games this afternoon, all involving sides in the bottom half of the table. Galmpton & Roselands were able to climb off the foot of the table as they edged a 7 goal thriller to beat Sidmouth Town 4-3 at The War Memorial Ground with Alphington slipping back to the foot of the table after losing 1-0 at home to an Ilfracombe Town side who climbed three places to 9th. Appledore remain in 14th but gave themselves a cushion over the sides below them with a 2-1 win away at Liverton United.
Devon Premier Cup: With Ilfracombe already through, another nine East Division sides progressed to the last 16 today. In fact just two East sides went out as Axminster Town lost 0-1 at home to West Division Plymstock United and Crediton United lost 2-3 at home to South Devon League Watcombe Wanderers. No fewer than four sides went through against sides from the Plymouth & District league with holders the University of Exeter winning 1-0 away at Mount Gould. Newton Abbot Spurs won away at Plympton in a tie that went to penalties whilst Teignmouth beat Navy Inn 5-3 at home and Torridgeside also had home advantage as they beat Morley Rangers 3-1. Two Devon & Exeter League sides suffered heavy defeats with Brixham beating Upottery 11-0 at Wall Park and St Martins beating former league members Okehampton Argyle 7-0 at Minster Park. Bovey Tracey had a good 6-3 win away at former Cup holders BOCA Seniors, who beat Bovey in the year they lifted the cup and another side to beat North Devon opposition were Budleigh Salterton who beat Park United 5-1 at home. Honiton Town had a memorable result as they won 3-1 away at Elburton Villa of the West Division.
WEDNESDAY 1st NOVEMBER
SWP East: Sidmouth Town gained just a third win of the season as they enjoyed a 3-0 victory at home to Alphington under the Vikings new floodlights. Sidmouth remain in 13th but now have a cushion over the sides beneath them, whilst Alphington slipped a place, on goal difference, and down to 16th in the table.
TUESDAY 31st OCTOBER
SWP East: Just two matches tonight, but the two host clubs are now the top two in the league table. Crediton United retained pole position with a 3-1 win at home to a Torridgeside outfit that had previously lost just one league game this season whilst Bovey Tracey climbed from 3rd to 2nd after edging a seven goal thriller to beat Honiton Town 4-3 at Mill Marsh Park.
SATURDAY 28th OCTOBER
Devon Premier Cup: Ilfracombe Town booked an early place in the 4th Round of the County Cup as they had to visit Newton St Cyres a week earlier than the rest of the 3rd round ties. The North Devon side were held by their Devon & Exeter League hosts in the initial 90 minutes before running away with the tie in extra time to go through 7-3.
SWP East: Leaders Crediton United extended their lead at the top of the table to 4 points after a slender 1-0 win at home to Sidmouth Town allowed the Lords Meadow club to take full advantage of slip ups by their major rivals. 2nd placed Newton Abbot Spurs lost for just the 3rd time this season as they went down 4-2 away at Brixham and 3rd placed Bovey Tracey were beaten for the first time in the league since August after losing 3-0 away at the University of Exeter. St Martins climbed a place to 4th as they beat a Galmpton & Roselands side that fell to the foot of the table after the Minstermen won 3-1 and the in-form Budleigh Salterton climbed a place to 5th after they notched the highest winning margin of the day with a 7-0 success at home to Liverton United. Torridgeside needed an injury time penalty to salvage a point as they drew 1-1 at home to Honiton Town whilst at the very foot of the table Alphington climbed off the bottom with just a 2nd win of the season, and a first since August as the Alphas beat Axminster Town 2-1 at The Chronicles.
WEDNESDAY 25th OCTOBER
SWP East: Budleigh Salterton carried on their recent improved form to record a 3-1 win at home to bottom of the table Alphington tonight. The Greenway Lane based Robins move up three places in the table and are now in 6th spot. Alphington remain bottom but are just a point behind their nearest rivals.
TUESDAY 24th OCTOBER
SWP East: Teignmouth climbed a place to 4th in the East table after winning 3-1 away at Axminster Town in tonight’s only East fixture played under the Tiger Way floodlights. Teignmouth are now 5 points off leaders Crediton but with two games in hand whilst Axminster remain in 8th place.
Walter C Parson Cup: The final 2nd round tie was played tonight, delayed from 10 days ago, and it saw Newton Abbot Spurs book a last 16 meeting with the University of Exeter after Spurs edged out West side Plymstock United 3-2 at the Recreation Ground.
SATURDAY 21st OCTOBER
FA Vase: The East Divisions last two survivors both exited the Vase this afternoon but neither were disgraced, in fact Crediton United will count themselves unlucky as they only lost 2-1 after extra time away at Wessex League Premier outfit Brockenhurst. Bovey Tracey fell to a 0-5 defeat away at Newport Isle of Wight in another match up with Wessex League opponents from two steps higher in the pyramid.
SWP East: The wet weather caused mass postponements in the league today with just one East fixture surviving. The University of Exeter were rewarded for getting their game played as they beat Axminster Town 3-1 at Topsham Road which lifts the Students up two places to 7th in the table.
WEDNESDAY 18th OCTOBER
SWP East: Sidmouth Town again shone under the Vikings new floodlights with a much needed 4-1 victory over visiting Liverton United tonight with the maximum points lifting the Vikings up three places to 13th in the table and away from danger.
TUESDAY 17th OCTOBER
SWP East: Only the one fixture in the division tonight but that still saw the lead at the top of the table change hands as Crediton United moved into pole position with the point earnt from a 2-2 draw with visiting Ilfracombe Town. The visiting Bluebirds also climbed two places themselves as they jumped from 12th to 10th in the table.
SATURDAY 14th OCTOBER
Walter C Parson Cup: A trio of East sides are through to the last 16 of the league cup, with 1 tie still to be played, after today’s main day of action. Teignmouth progressed by winning 5-1 away at West Division side Holsworthy whilst the University of Exeter also won on the Road but in an all East tie at Ilfracombe Town. Completing the North Devon feel, Torridgeside are through after edging a 7 goal thriller to beat Axminster Town 4-3 at Donnacroft. Although several East sides lost to Premier opposition today they all gave strong accounts of themselves with Galmpton even taking the lead at high flying Plymouth Parkway before going out 3-1, Liverton United likewise took the lead away at Torpoint Athletic before losing 2-1 and Sidmouth Town were close to sending their home tie with Stoke Gabriel to extra time before losing 2-1 to a late winner.
SWP East: Three league fixtures were also staged this afternoon from sides not involved in the Cup, Crediton United winning 4-1 away at Honiton Town to draw level on 24 points with leaders Newton Abbot Spurs and just 1 goal shy on goal difference. Likewise Bovey Tracey won 2-1 away at Budleigh Salterton and they too are on 24 points for a three way tie at the top of the table. St Martins climbed two places to 4th with the days only home win, a 2-0 success at Minster Park over visiting Brixham.
TUESDAY 10th OCTOBER
SWP East: Bovey Tracey moved level on points with 2nd placed Crediton United in the East table after a 2-1 win at home to Teignmouth in a South Devon Derby at Mill Marsh Park, visitors Teignmouth losing for only the second time so far this season. Axminster Town climbed three places to 7th as the Tigers enjoyed a 3-1 victory at home to St Martins in tonight’s other East fixture.
SATURDAY 7th OCTOBER
Devon Premier Cup: All 17 East Division sides were scheduled to play in the County Cup today although one tie was forfeited with Torridgeside getting a walk-over after Liverton United failed to raise a side. Of the other 15 some 11 sides won through to the next round in November. The four who exited the cup were Galmpton & Roselnads who lost 1-5 at home to Teignmouth in the only al East encounter, likewise Alphington went out after losing 5-0 away at West Division side Elburton Villa. Two sides went out to lower league clubs with Appledore losing 3-1 at Devon & Exeter side Okehampton Argyle and Sidmouth Town losing 3-4 at home to Plymouth & West Devon club the Navy Inn. Of the ten sides who beat lower league opposition, two results in Plymouth are of particular note. Brixham had a remarkable 15-0 win at Plymouth Hope with Dan Rankin helping himself to a hat-trick of hat-tricks as he netted 9 of the goals alone! Also in Plymouth, Bovey Tracey had a 4-0 win at The Windmill who were last seasons beaten finalists. Last years Winners, the University of Exeter, were one of three East sides to win away to South Devon League clubs. The Students went through with a 5-0 win at Loddiswell whilst Newton Abbot Spurs had a 5-1 victory at East Allington and Crediton United a 4-0 win at Paignton Villa. Four East sides went through at the expense of clubs from the Devon & Exeter League with Budleigh Salterton beating Cronies, who are the Devon Senior Cup holders, 2-1 at home. Honiton Town edged a 7 goal thriller to beat Beer Albion 4-3 whilst Ilfracombe Town made short work of Newtown with a 4-0 win at Marlborough Park and St Martins came out on top from their short trip to Topsham Town with a 7-2 win. Only one club faced opposition from the North Devon League and that tie was the only one needing penalty kicks. Axminster Town going through 7-6 on spot kicks at home to Torrington after a 1-1 draw.
WEDNESDAY 4th OCTOBER
SWP East: An East Devon Derby was tonights only East fixture with the Robins of Budleigh Salterton hosting the Hippos of Honiton Town at Greenway Lane. The derby proved to be a feisty affair with the points shared after a 1-1 draw. Budleigh remain in 7th place but Honiton climbed a place to 11th with the draw.
TUESDAY 3rd OCTOBER
SWP East: Just the one East Division fixture tonight but that was at league leaders Newton Abbot Spurs who hosted Liverton United in a local derby. Spurs had a narrow but important 1-0 win which pulls them 3 points clear of 2nd placed Crediton United and also meant they ended a run of two consecutive home defeats at the Recreation Ground.
SATURDAY 30th SEPTEMBER
SWP East: All seven East games were played today and with Friday nights fixture that made a full set of matches. The top clash saw 3rd placed St Martins host 2nd placed Crediton United at Minster Park where Kirton ran out 4-1 victors with all the goals coming in the first half. Crediton move level on points with leaders Newton Abbot Spurs, but off the top on goal difference. Bovey Tracey climbed to 3rd place with a 2-1 win from the trip to Ilfracombe Town whilst Teignmouth are up to 4th after a 2-1 home success over in-form Budleigh Salterton. Torridgeside also climbed a place, to 5th, as they won 2-1 away at Brixham. Only one other side claimed maximum points and that was new-boys Honiton Town who had a 1-0 success at home to Galmpton & Roselands. Two matches ended in score draws with both of them finishing 3-3. In North Devon, Appledore shared the spoils with visiting Sidmouth Town whilst in South Devon, Liverton United and the University of Exeter collected a point each.
FRIDAY 29th SEPTEMBER
SWP East: League leaders Newton Abbot Spurs suffered just a second defeat of the season tonight after visitors Axminster Town came from behind to win 2-1 at the Recreation Ground. Spurs remain 3 points clear at the top but are now within touching distance of the chasing pack whilst Axminster climbed a place and into the Top 10 of the league table.
WEDNESDAY 27th SEPTEMBER
SWP East: Sidmouth Town celebrated playing their first ever home floodlit match with a 3-1 win over the University of Exeter in tonight’s only East match. The Vikings had a first win of the season as well which enabled them to climb off the foot of the table on goal difference from Alphington who are now bottom.
TUESDAY 26th SEPTEMBER
SWP East: Crediton United climbed two places and up into 2nd position in the East table after a 2-0 win at home to Appledore under the Lords Meadow floodlights this evening. Kirton are now just 3 points behind the league leaders whilst the North Devon visitors remain in 14th place.
SATURDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER
FA Vase: Quite remarkably both of the remaining two Step 7 East Division sides in the FA Vase had giant killings today to secure places in Mondays 1st Round Proper Draw. Crediton United needed extra time and penalties, and survived a sending off as well in their 2 hour goalless draw at Lords Meadow before edging past Brislington 6-5 on spot kicks. The visitors play two steps higher in the Western League Premier so this was quite some result. Bovey Tracey beat Western League Division One side Keynsham Town in the last round and repeated the feat today with a 1-0 win over Bishop Sutton at Mill Marsh Park.
SWP East: Leaders Newton Abbot Spurs recovered from a first defeat in midweek to get back to winning ways and extend the lead at the top of the table to 5 points after winning 3-0 away at Galmpton & Roselands this afternoon. 5th placed Teignmouth were the next highest side in action but they failed to climb the table after being held to a 3-3 draw away at new boys Honiton Town. Down at the bottom of the table, Appledore gained a much needed win as they beat Liverton United 1-0 at Marshford whilst a trio of mid-table clubs all enjoyed big wins today. University of Exeter led the way as Freshers Week was celebrated with a 6-1 win at home to Brixham, Torridgeside almost matched the Students as they beat bottom of the table Sidmouth Town 5-0 at Donnacroft and Budleigh Salterton followed up their midweek win with a 4-0 success away at Alphington this afternoon.
WEDNESDAY 20th SEPTEMBER
SWP East: Only the one match in the East Division this evening and that saw Budleigh Salterton record a 3-1 victory at home to Crediton United. This was the Robins third win so far this season and lifts them two places in the table to 9th.
TUESDAY 19th SEPTEMBER
SWP East: Although there were just three East games tonight, both of the remaining unbeaten records fell on the same evening. Leaders Newton Abbot Spurs who had won all 6 league contests so far were beaten 2-1 at home by the very much in-form St Martins who made it 5 straight league wins and climb themselves to 2nd in the table. Brixham had won 3 and drawn 3 of their opening 6 matches but saw that record end as they went down 5-2 away at a Bovey Tracey side who are up three places to 3rd in the table. Axminster Town hosted local neighbours Honiton Town for the first time in the SWP and claimed the local bragging rights with a 2-1 win over the Hippos, which pushes the Tigers up 5 places to 9th in the table.
SATURDAY 16th SEPTEMBER
Walter C Parson Cup: All 17 East Division sides were in League Cup action today with nine going through to the 2nd round and 8 exiting the cup. Five ties saw East sides pitted against West opposition with the East sides coming out on top in four of them. Teignmouth led the way with a 5-0 win at Bude Town, closely followed by Newton Abbot Spurs won won 5-1 away at Dobwalls. Galmpton & Roselands also scored five goals as they beat Liskeard Athletic 5-3 at home and completing the quartet were Liverton United who beat Elburton Villa 3-2 at home. The one East side to fall to a West club were St Martins who lost 2-3 away at Holsworthy. Two East sides fell to Premier Division clubs with Brixham going close to an upset as they forced extra time away at Launceston before losing 2-1 after 120 minutes. Bovey Tracey fell 0-3 away at Erme Valley against top flight side Ivybridge Town. Five all East Division affairs saw wins for Axminster Town, 1-0 away at Alphington, the University of Exeter got back to winning ways with a 6-1 victory away at Appledore, Sidmouth Town picked up a first win of the season as they beat Crediton United 3-2 at home, Torridgeside knocked out Honiton Town 3-0 with the Hippos playing their first ever league cup tie whilst another cup debutant, Ilfracombe Town, had the narrowest of passages through as they beat Budleigh Salterton on penalties after a 2-2 draw at Marlborough Park.
TUESDAY 12th SEPTEMBER
SWP East: Just one East Division league game this week and that saw hosts Crediton United climb three places and up into 2nd spot in the table after a 2-1 Lords Meadow win over visiting University of Exeter. The Students remain in 9th but Kyrton closed the gap on the leaders Newton Abbot Spurs to just three points.
SATURDAY 9th SEPTEMBER
FA Vase: A fine day in the national competition as two of the three entrants from East progressed to the next stage. Step 7 floodlit clubs are the lowest ranked sides allowed to enter but that did not stop Bovey Tracey from registering a cup shock with a 3-1 win over Keynsham Town who are in the Top 6 of the Western League Division One, a step higher than the Moorlanders. The Easts other two entrants were drawn against each other with Crediton United going through to the next round after a 4-2 win away at Axminster Town.
SWP East: With 2nd & 3rd placed clubs on Vase duty, leaders Newton Abbot Spurs took full advantage and opened up a 5 point lead at the top of the table as they beat Sidmouth Town 5-1 to make it 6 straight wins for the Recreation Ground club. Teignmouth climbed three places to 2nd as they won 3-0 away at previously unbeaten Torridgeside. St Martins are in a rich vein of form and made it 4 wins on the trot as they climbed to 3rd in the table with a 2-0 win away at Liverton United. Brixham also climbed three places and remain unbeaten this season after a 3-1 victory away at Alphington. Elsewhere the two new clubs in the division both recorded wins as they both look to have established themselves. Ilfracombe Town were 4-1 winners away at Galmpton & Roselands whilst Honiton Town were 2-0 victors at home to Appledore in the first Saturday game at Mountbatten Park now that the cricket season has ended. Budleigh Salterton recorded the highest away win of the season so far as they had a remarkable 7-2 win away at the University of Exeter.
WEDNESDAY 6th SEPTEMBER
SWP East: In tonight’s only East fixture St Martins climbed three places and into the Top 6 of the table after a slender 1-o win away at Budleigh Salterton. The all important goal coming in the second half at Greenway Lane.
TUESDAY 5th SEPTEMBER
SWP East: Newton Abbot Spurs opened up a 3 point lead at the top of the East table after a slender 1-0 win over fellow high flyers Crediton United at the Recreation Ground. The University of Exeter picked up a win to end a run of 4 straight defeats but had to come from 0-2 down to triumph 3-2 away at Axminster Town to earn the first points in a month.
SATURDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER
SWP East: September started with a full programme of league games in the East division with Torridgeside the odd team out but all the other 16 in action. Leaders Crediton United were beaten for the first time this season as Bovey Tracey joined them on 12 points after a 1-0 win at Lords Meadow. Newton Abbot Spurs are also on 12 points after they had a 3-2 success away at the University of Exeter. Teignmouth stay in 5th place after they recovered from a midweek defeat to get back to winning ways with a 3-1 win at home to Appledore. No fewer than 4 sides enjoyed a second win of the new season with Brixhgam making it 2 wins inside a week as they beat Axminster Town 4-0 at Wall Park. Liverton United had a 4-2 win at home to Alphington and also scoring 4 on home turf were St Martins who beat Honiton Town 4-1 at Minster Park. Galmpton & Roselands picked up their win on their travels with a 3-2 success at Budleigh Salterton whilst one game ended all square as bottom of the table Sidmouth Town collected a 2nd point of the season after drawing 2-2 with new boys Ilfracombe Town.
WEDNESDAY 30th AUGUST
SWP East: Alphington played their first home game of the season tonight but suffered a 0-4 defeat as visiting Bovey Tracey bounced back from their only defeat of the season last time out. The Moorlanders led by just a single goal at the break but 2 goals in the opening 10 minutes of the second half ensured the points and matters got worse for Alphington late on as they conceded a 4th goal and had a player sent off in the last few moments of the match.
TUESDAY 29th AUGUST
SWP East: Just two games tonight but still their was action at both ends of the table. At the top end Teignmouth suffered a first defeat of the campaign as they lost 1-2 at home to a Brixham side who had drawn all three of their opening contests. At the opposite end of the table new boys Honiton Town followed up Saturdays first point at Step 7 with a draw at Brixham by collecting a first win as they beat neighbours Sidmouth Town 1-0 at Mountbatten Park, the Vikings falling to the foot of the table themselves.
SATURDAY 26th AUGUST
SWP East: Crediton United moved 3 points clear at the top of the table as they recorded a 4th straight win of the season with a 2-0 success away at Galmpton & Roselands to move onto 12 points. Torridgeside are up to 2nd as the North Devon club won 2-1 away at the University of Exeter with the Students suffering a third straight defeat. Elsewhere only two other sides had wins with Ilfracombe Town collecting a second maximum points haul inside a week as they beat Liverton United 1-0 at Marlborough Park whilst St Martins collected their first win of the season with a 2-1 success at home to Sidmouth Town. Two games ended all square, at Wall Park the hosts Brixham are fast becoming the draw specialists as they have now drawn all 3 opening matches with today’s coming from a 1-1 draw with Honiton Town with the Hippo’s earning their 1st point since joining the league. Up at Marshford the visitors Alphington salvaged a point with a late leveller to draw 2-2 with hosts Appledore.
FRIDAY 25th AUGUST
SWP East: A good sized crowd gathered at Mill Marsh Park to watch two of the remaining five unbeaten sides go head to head in a South Devon derby with Newton Abbot Spurs extending their perfect start to 3 wins from 3 outings with a 3-1 win at a Bovey Tracey side who suffered a first defeat of the season.
WEDNESDAY 23rd AUGUST
SWP East: Just the one East fixture tonight but it marked a first win of the season, and first win under the new name of Galmpton & Roselands, as the South Devon side beat visiting Liverton United by the only goal of the game at the War Memorial ground.
TUESDAY 22nd AUGUST
SWP East: Ilfracombe Town picked up their maiden league win as they beat local rivals Appledore 3-1 at Marlborough Park this evening but the other new side in the division, Honiton Town, are still searching for their first points after losing 1-3 at home to Budleigh Salterton in the Hippos first game at Mountbatten Park in the league which drew an impressive crowd of close to 200 people. Axminster Town bounced back from a defeat last Saturday to edge a 3-2 win over Alphington at Tiger Way.
MONDAY 21st AUGUST
SWP East: Teignmouth maintained their unbeaten start to the season and climbed three places to 3rd after a 2-0 win away at the University of Exeter in the only Monday night fixture. The Teigns have won 2 and drawn 1 of their opening games whilst the Students who had won their opening two matches have now lost their most recent two.
SATURDAY 19th AUGUST
SWP East: Seven games today but a fair shortage of goals with none of the 14 teams in action scoring more than three. Crediton United are top of the table after a 2-0 success away at Ilfracombe Town which rekindled a rivalry from both clubs Western League days. The University of Exeter suffered a first defeat of the season as they went down 0-2 at home to Alphington in an Exeter Derby at Topsham Road. Bovey Tracey had a 2-1 win away at Sidmouth Town in a game that kicked off an hour earlier than the others and Appledore also had a 2-1 away win as they collected the points at St Martins. Only two sides enjoyed home wins with Liverton United having a 1-0 success over new-boys Honiton Town at Halford and Torridgeside a 3-0 win at Donnacroft over Axminster Town. One game ended all square as Brixham drew 3-3 with Budleigh Salterton at Wall Park with the visiting Robins collecting their 1st point under new manager Kevin Hill.
TUESDAY 15th AUGUST
SWP East: A busy night of six matches in the East Division tonight with two clubs gaining a 2nd win of the campaign and three sides getting their first points on the board. The two early front runners are Crediton United who followed up last Saturdays win at Liverton with a 3-1 win at home to a Honiton Town side playing their first ever game in the league. Newton Abbot Spurs also followed up an away win with a home success as Spurs beat Alphington 2-0 at the Recreation Ground. Bovey Tracey played their first fixture and started with a win as they beat Galmpton & Roselands 1-0 at Mill Marsh Park. Both Liverton United and Brixham picked up their first points of the campaign as they drew 2-2 with each other at Halford. Teignmouth picked up a win to go with an opening day draw as they won 3-0 away at St Martins and Torridgeside are also on 4 points as they followed up Saturdays draw with a 5-0 win at home to the divisions other new boys, Ilfracombe Town, at Donnacroft.
MONDAY 14th AUGUST
SWP East: The University of Exeter recorded a second win in just three days with a 4-3 win over Sidmouth Town at Topsham Road this evening. On a gloomy and damp night the game was a contrast as it produced seven goals, a red card and scores turned from 3-0 to 3-3 and then the Students scoring the winner 7 minutes from time.
SATURDAY 12th AUGUST
SWP East: Twelve more sides got the new season up and running this afternoon, but only three of them managed to do so with a victory. The University of Exeter led the way with a 4-1 win from the long trip to Appledore. Crediton United also scored 4 goals away from home as they won 4-2 at Liverton United whilst Newton Abbot Spurs made it a hat-trick of away wins with a 3-1 success at Budleigh Salterton. The three other matches all ended in score draws with Ilfracombe Town picking up a point in their first ever game in the league as they drew 1-1 with St Martins in front of a good crowd of 125 at Marlborough Park. It was also 1-1 at Coombe Valley where Teignmouth shared the points with visiting Alphington whilst Sidmouth Town and Torrideside had a 2-2 draw on the East Devon coast.
FRIDAY 11th AUGUST
SWP East: Axminster Town kicked off the new East Division season by playing on the Friday night and claimed the first points of the season as well as they beat visiting Galmpton & Roselands by a 2-1 margin at Tiger Way.
THURSDAY 4th MAY
Devon Premier Cup: The University of Exeter lifted the Devon Premier Cup for the first time in their history after beating Plymouth & West Devon League outfit The Windmill by a 3-0 margin in tonight’s final. The showpiece final was held at Devon County FA HQ in Newton Abbot where the Students dominated the match and ran out comfortable winners against their Plymouth based opponents.
SATURDAY 29th APRIL
SWP East: The final five East league games of the campaign were all completed this afternoon with the main attention at the bottom of the table where Exwick Villa hosted Budleigh Salterton in virtually a relegation decider. The match saw a crowd of close to 200 but ended goalless which means Budleigh Salterton survive and Exwick Villa are relegated to the Devon & Exeter League, whose championship was also settled today as Honiton Town won that league and will join us next season. Champions Stoke Gabriel ended their campaign with a 5-3 defeat away at in-form University of Exeter with the students still having a game to play as they contest the Devon Premier Cup Final on Thursday. Appledore secured the 3rd place prize money of £500 after beating St Martins 1-0 at Marshford with Newton Abbot Spurs finishing 4th which is worth £250. Brixham had a 3-0 home win over Totnes & Dartington to end their season whilst Torridgeside completed their first season in the league in 7th place after they beat Sidmouth Town 5-1 at Donnacroft.
WEDNESDAY 26th APRIL
SWP East: Two games tonight but two games with huge significance at either end of the table. At the very top, Stoke Gabriel secured the East Division title in fine style with an 8-2 win away at Liverton United. Stoke Gabriel bounce straight back from relegation 12 months ago and went past the 100 goals scored barrier tonight with Sean Finch now leading the Golden Boot standings after he scored four times. At the opposite end bottom side Exwick Villa had a 3-1 win at home to Totnes & Dartington which keeps alive their chances of staying up and sets up a finale on Saturday when they host Budleigh Salterton with the winner staying up and the loser being relegated, though the visiting Robins would be the ones to survive if its a draw.
MONDAY 24th APRIL
SWP East: Monday nights only East game saw the University of Exeter beat Budleigh Salterton 3-0 at home which keeps the Robins still needing a point for survival but also opening the door to Exwick Villa, who were watching on in numbers. The maths are quite simple now, if Exwick Villa win their last two games – at Home to Totnes & Dartington on Wednesday and at Home to Budleigh Salterton on Saturday they will stay up on goal difference, nothing less than two wins will be good enough and Budleigh themselves as the away team on Saturday are able to influence that directly by being the opposition in the final game. For the Students the win keeps them in 9th and in good form ahead of the Devon Premier Cup final next month.
SATURDAY 22nd APRIL
SWP East: A very dramatic day at both ends of the table with nothing fully decided, but the finishing line now well in sight. At the top of the table leaders Teignmouth were 2 goals up at half time whilst Stoke Gabriel were trailing by a goal which favoured the Coombe Valley club but 2nd half drama at both games turned the fortunes around. Teignmouth were pegged back to a 4-4 draw by relegation threatened Budleigh Salterton meaning the hosts end the campaign with 71 points. Stoke Gabriel meanwhile forced a leveler to draw 1-1 away at 4th placed Appledore which means with 2 games to go and a superior goal difference they can claim the title with a win or 2 draws in their final 2 outings the next of which is on Wednesday night away at Liverton United. Today’s results do though mean that Teignmouth are assured of at least runners-up for the 2nd time running and the third time in four years. Drama at the bottom of the table too as bottom side Exwick Villa put up a brave fight before losing 1-0 away at Axminster Town, a result that gives the Tigers a Top 6 finish. Exwick now can only deal in wins and must take 6 points from their last 2 games to have any chance of staying up. Budleigh Salterton drew for the 2nd game in a week as they followed up a 3-3 draw at Crediton with the 4-4 draw at Teignmouth today. The Robins can make themselves safe if they avoid defeat at University on Monday or if they avoid defeat at Exwick next Saturday. Totnes & Dartington had a rather bitter-sweet day as they lost 0-7 at home to the University of Exeter but other results went their way and they are now safe from relegation. Away from Top & Bottom Crediton United finished their season with a 4-2 win away at Bovey Tracey which lifts the Kyrton up a place to 7th in the table.
WEDNESDAY 19th APRIL
SWP East: Newton Abbot Spurs completed their season this evening and collected a useful point from a 2-2 draw away at the University of Exeter. Spurs remain 3rd which is worth £500 but may slip to 4th (£250) depending on how Appledore fare in their remaining two matches. The Students remain in 9th spot but still have 3 league games and the Devon Premier Cup final to play before their season concludes.
TUESDAY 18th APRIL
SWP East: Just the one East Division game tonight but it featured relegation threatened Budleigh Salterton who played their game in hand on rivals Exwick Villa and Totnes & Dartington. Budleigh collected a useful point from a 3-3 draw away at Crediton United that moves the “Robins” 5 points clear of Exwick and to within 3 points of Totnes & Dartington with all 3 teams now having three matches left each.
SATURDAY 15th APRIL
SWP East: The University of Exeter climbed back two places and into the top half of the table after they won this afternoon’s only East Division fixture with a 3-0 victory over visiting Totnes & Dartington. The visitors remain in 16th and still not fully assured of safety from the drop.
GOOD FRIDAY 14th APRIL
SWP East: Stoke Gabriel will be the happiest side this Easter as without playing a game they moved to within 5 points of the title, with 3 games to play, as all their rivals dropped precious points. Teignmouth who remain top played their penultimate game and were held to a goalless draw at home by Newton Abbot Spurs whilst 3rd placed Appledore went down 1-0 away at Torridgeside in an afternoon kick off at Donnacroft which drew the highest East attendance of the season, 227. At the bottom end of the table their was little Easter joy as both the bottom two lost at home. Exwick Villa went down 1-4 against cross City rivals Alphington who played their final game of the season and at Budleigh Salterton the Robins failed to take advantage as they lost an afternoon kick off 2-5 against the visiting Sidmouth Town. Bovey Tracey leap-frogged their neighbours, Liverton United, with a 3-0 home victory over them and Galmpton United completed their fixtures for the season with an entertaining 3-3 draw at home to local rivals Brixham.
THURSDAY 13th APRIL
SWP East: The Easter weekend started with a game on Maundy Thursday evening where Crediton United hosted fellow East Devon outfit St Martins in front of nearly 100 people at Lords Meadow. The visitors from Exminster collected maximum points with a 3-1 victory which sees them climb, for a day or two at least, into the top half of the league table.
SATURDAY 8th APRIL
SWP East: The traffic issues around the M5 saw late kick offs at Budleigh Salterton, Sidmouth Town and the University of Exeter but all 7 scheduled matches were completed. The leading duo were both away in tricky looking matches but both recorded wins to maintain their positions. Teignmouth won 1-0 away at the in-form University of Exeter to remain a point ahead of Stoke Gabriel who won their local derby away at Totnes & Dartington by a 2-0 margin. Newton Abbot Spurs fell a place to 4th after they were held to a 1-1 draw away at Axminster Town which allowed Appledore to climb into 3rd spot. The Marshford side put last weeks heavy defeat behind them as they beat Crediton United 5-1 at home. Only two other sides recorded victories this afternoon with St Martins winning 1-0 away at relegation threatened Budleigh Salterton and Alphington completed their home fixtures for the season with a 2-1 success at the Chronicles over Galmpton United. Liverton United climbed two places to 13th despite not actually winning, as a 0-0 draw away at Sidmouth Town was enough to progress upwards in the very close knit group in lower mid table.
WEDNESDAY 5th APRIL
SWP East: A trio of Wednesday night fixtures in the East Division saw Teignmouth climb to the top of the table as they won 4-2 away at Bovey Tracey. The in-form Teigns are now a point clear of Stoke Gabriel but have played one more fixture. Another in-form team are the University of Exeter and the Students extended their unbeaten run with a 4-0 win away at lowly Budleigh Salterton tonight, a result that leaves the Robins still in the relegation fight. Totnes & Dartington however pulled clear of the drop zone after winning 3-1 away at Crediton United, the visitors are now some 8 points clear of bottom side Exwick Villa.
SATURDAY 1st APRIL
SWP East: The East Division had a full programme of nine league fixtures, which all survived the wet weather, as the Division looks to end ahead of schedule. Leaders Stoke Gabriel took a big step towards the title and are now firm favourites for it as they thrashed visiting Torridgeside by a 7-0 margin at the Churchward Ground to move 2 points clear at the top and still with a game in hand. Newton Abbot Spurs in 2nd place were held to a 2-2 draw away at Galmpton United in a South Devon Derby whilst both Appledore & Brixham suffered defeats. Teignmouth climbed two places to 3rd as they beat bottom of the table Exwick Villa by a 3-0 margin at Coombe Valley. All the other contenders dropped points with Appledore in particular having a day to forget as they went down to a 9-1 defeat away at the University of Exeter. The Students are having a strong second half of the season but the margin of victory still makes this one of the shock results of the season. Brixham who topped the table for much of the winter lost 3-0 away at Bovey Tracey and with just 2 games left are now out of the running. Axminster Town, who also have just two games left, can now not finish in the top 3 after they were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Totnes & Dartington whilst Crediton Uniteds promotion dreams were seriously dented after the Kyrton lost 3-2 away at Sidmouth Town. St Martins drop out of the top half of the table after they narrowly lost 0-1 at home to Alphington in an East Devon Derby at Minster Park. At the bottom of the table it was a good day for Budleigh Salterton, the Robins were 2-1 winners away at Liverton United which pulls them 4 points clear of Exwick Villa, and still with 3 games in hand, whilst they are now just a point behind Totnes & Dartington with one game in hand on them.
SATURDAY 25th MARCH
SWP East: A rather light programme of matches today, partly because Crediton v Totnes & Dartington was postponed on Friday night and Newton Abbot Spurs v Sidmouth Town had been brought forward to Wednesday night. Just 5 games were played but they still featured sides at both ends of the table. Stoke Gabriel are the new league leaders as they won 3-0 away at Bovey Tracey in a South Devon Derby and the Railwaymen move ahead of Newton Spurs on goal difference with Spurs now 2nd. Appledore climbed two places to 3rd as they edged a narrow but important 1-0 win away at a Liverton United side who gave a much better account of themselves this week. The only other side to collect maximum points this afternoon were the University of Exeter who had a 1-0 win from their short trip across Exeter to Alphington, the in-form Students also climbed a place in the table and into the Top 10. The two bottom sides were both in action and both collected a point each from drawn games. Bottom side Exwick Vill drew 1-1 away at Torridgeside and they remain bottom by a single point as Budleigh Salterton drew 0-0 at home to Galmpton United which also pushes the Robins to within 3 points Totnes & Dartington who are in the last place of safety.
WEDNESDAY 22nd MARCH
SWP East: Newton Abbot Spurs climbed three places to the very top of the table after a hard earnt 2-0 win at home to Sidmouth Town this evening. A brace of 2nd half goals from Adam Dyson did the job against a Vikings side that contributed to a good game, witnessed by visiting FA Officials Laurence Jones & Ray Lewis. Spurs have no game on Saturday as this match was brought forward three days due to the funeral of a young Sidmouth player this coming Saturday.
SATURDAY 18th MARCH
SWP East: 16 of the 18 sides were in league action today, although the two missing were Teignmouth and Newton Abbot Spurs who started the day in 2nd & 3rd places. That gave leaders Brixham the chance to open a gap at the top but they failed to do so as they lost 2-1 at home to the in-form Axminster Town who are finishing the season strongly under the new management of Jon Hurford. Brixham retain top spot but only on goal difference from Teignmouth whilst Stoke Gabriel climb a place to 3rd despite being held to a 2-2 draw away at Alphington. A trio of sides in the chasing pack all enjoyed not only home victories, but high scoring ones. Crediton United recorded the highest victory in any league game this season, in any of the three divisions, as they beat Liverton United 11-1 at Lords Meadow. Credit thought to Liverton who fulfilled the fixture despite a major shortage of players today. Appledore also had a big home win with a 7-0 victory at Marshford over Galmpton United and over at Donnacroft, Torridgeside got back to winning ways after a bad run in style with a 7-2 win over visiting Budleigh Salterton. The only other side to record a victory today were the University of Exeter who followed up their cup semi final win on Wednesday with a 2-0 league win away at Sidmouth Town this afternoon with the Students climbing two places to 11th. St Martins and Bovey Tracey shared the spoils from a 2-2 draw at Minster Park and at the foot of the table bottom side Exwick Villa collected a point from a goaless draw away at Totnes & Dartington and reduce the gap on Budleigh back to a single point.
WEDNESDAY 15th MARCH
Devon Premier Cup: The University of Exeter are through to May’s final of the Premier Cup after they came from behind to beat fellow East Division side, Crediton United, 2-1 in tonight’s first semi-final which was staged on a neutral venue at Cullompton Rangers Speeds Meadow home. Kyrton had taken the lead in the first half but the Students levelled in first half stoppage time from the penalty spot. The second period saw both sides have chances but with 10 minutes remaining the Students were awarded another penalty which they scored from to make it 2-1 and despite some late pressure the Kyrton were unable to score a goal which would have sent the tie into extra time. The University of Exeter will play either East Allington or The Windmill in the final which is due on Thursday 4th May.
SATURDAY 11th MARCH
SWP East: The leadership of the East Division changed hands, yet again, this afternoon as Teignmouth lost a seven goal thriller, 3-4 away to a Crediton United side who with games in hand still needed the three points to stay in the chase themselves. The new leaders are Brixham who started the day in 4th but end it top on goal difference after a 3-1 win away at Sidmouth Town. Appledore got back to winning ways with a 4-2 home win over Bovey Tracey and Axminster Town carried on the unbeaten run under their caretaker management with a 2-1 win away at Exwick Villa. One side who are no longer in the title race, and fell a place to 8th today, are Torridgeside who lost 2-4 at home to St Martins at Donnacroft today. At the bottom end of the table their was no joy for either of the bottom two with Exwick losing to Axminster and Budleigh Salterton going down 3-4 at home to Alphington. One side with no real relegation fears anymore are Galmpton United and they climbed a place to 14th as they beat Liverton United 5-0 today and also move themselves onto 30 points for the season. The University of Exeter v Stoke Gabriel clash at Topsham Road was postponed late on as no referee attended the match with initial investigations suggesting the appointed referee was taken for a higher league game, but due to communication break down this was not discovered until too late in the day.
SATURDAY 4th MARCH
SWP East: The East Division was least affected by the wet weather with eight of the nine games completed and only Exwick Villa v Totnes & Dartington postponed. The top four in the table all won whilst the sides in 5th, 6th and 7th all lost to give a breakaway quartet in this most thrilling of title races. Leaders Teignmouth had a 2-0 win away at Torridgeside who had started the day in 6th, the win keeps Teignmouth a point clear of Newton Abbot Spurs in 2nd who had also had an away win today with a 3-0 victory at St Martins. Third placed Stoke Gabriel entertained 5th placed Appledore and the Railwaymen won 2-0 to give themselves a slight advantage in the title race as they have at least a game in hand on the sides above them. Brixham held onto 4th spot by gaining revenge on the University of Exeter, only last week they lost to the Students away whilst with home advantage today they won 4-1 against the Students. Along with defeats for Appledore and Torridgeside was a loss for Crediton United who went down 3-2 away at Liverton United with the Halford hosts coming from a goal down at the break to pick up the victory. Axminster Town took advantage by climbing two places and back into the Top 6 with a 7-1 win at home to lowly Budleigh Salterton. In fact the action at the bottom of the table was fairly spare as Exwick in 18th and Totnes in 16th were called off and Budleigh remain sandwiched between them in 17th place. Two sides who are looking over their shoulders at the relegation zone had wins today to pull further away with Galmpton United enjoying a 1-0 win at home to Sidmouth Town and Alphington leap-frogging their guests today as they beat Bovey Tracey 3-1 at the Chronicles.
SATURDAY 25th FEBRUARY
Walter C Parson Funeral Directors Cup: The East Divisions last remaining team in the league cup, Crediton United, put up a brave show away at Premier side St Austell before bowing out of the cup after the Cornish hosts had come from behind to snatch a late 3-2 win. Kyrton, like West side Mousehole who lost in midweek at Bodmin, do receive £400 prize money for being the last survivors from the lower divisions.
SWP East: Long time leaders Brixham were knocked off the top spot this afternoon, and so close is the title race that this afternoons 1-0 defeat away at the University of Exeter saw Brixham slip three places to 4th in the table, whilst the Students jumped up two places to 11th and clear of any relegation danger. The new leaders are Teignmouth who had been behind only on goal difference but are now a point clear after a 1-0 win at home to Galmpton United. Newton Abbot Spurs climbed from 3rd to 2nd after they had a 4-1 win at home to a Torridgeside outfit who are now out of the title picture. Stoke Gabriel climbed a place to 3rd after they beat Alphington 4-1 at home in a re-arranged league fixture whilst Appledore stay 5th, but still very much in the chase, as they won 2-0 away at an Exwick Villa side who have fallen back to the foot of the table. Exwicks loss enabled Budleigh Salterton to climb off the bottom as the Robins ended a run of nine straight defeats with a 4-2 victory away at Bovey Tracey this afternoon. Only one match had no bearing on either end of the table but that did not stop Sidmouth Town leap-frogging their hosts today, St Martins, with a 3-2 win at Minster Park.
FRIDAY 24th FEBRUARY
SWP East: Totnes & Dartington hosted Liverton United in a Friday evening fixture at Devon FA head-quarters in Newton Abbot and drew a good sized crowd in excess of 100 people for this local derby match. Honours ended even as the sides drew 1-1 with T & D taking a first half lead before a superb leveller from Liverton 11 minutes from the end.
SATURDAY 18th FEBRUARY
SWP East: A full programme of nine East matches today with a lot of goals around as 44 were registered including two clubs hitting nine each. Newton Abbot Spurs recorded the highest win in the Division all season as they thrashed bottom of the table Budleigh Salterton by a 9-0 margin at the Recreation Ground. Spurs remain 3rd whilst the Robins are in real danger of the drop having not collected a point from any of their last 9 fixtures. Appledore were on course for the highest win as they led Liverton United 6-0 at half time in their game at Marshford but a quieter second half saw the final scoreline being 9-1 although that lifted the North Devon hosts a place to 5th in the table. The top two are unchanged and so to is the margin that separates them as they are both still tied on points but Brixham have a goal difference just one better than Teignmouth. Both had two goal margin home wins today with Brixham beating Bovey Tracey 2-0 at Wall Park and Teignmouth winning 3-1 at Coombe Valley over Sidmouth Town. 4th placed Stoke Gabriel remain hot on their heels after a 5-1 win at home to St Martins but Axminster Town seem to have slid out of the title picture as they followed up last weekends defeat with a 1-1 draw away at the University of Exeter today. One side who pushed themselves back into the picture though are Crediton United who climbed a place to 7th and level on points with Torridgeside after beating the North Devon side 2-0 at Lords Meadow. Two sides at the bottom eased their relegation fears as Totnes & Dartington won 3-1 away at Alphington to open a 4 point gap whilst Galmpton United followed up last weekends win with another maximum points haul today as they beat Exwick Villa 4-1 which leaves Villa in the bottom two along with Budleigh Salterton.
SATURDAY 11th FEBRUARY
SWP East: After two weeks without a ball kicked in anger in the division, the programme was reduced today to five matches as the Devon Premier Cup played out its last eight stage as well. The lack of games though did not reduce the action as their are changes at both the top and bottom of the table. The meeting of Exwick Villa and Brixham saw this mornings bottom side host the leaders but by the end of the game and after Exwick had ran out 4-2 victors this was enough for the Exeter based side to climb off the bottom of the table for the first time all season. Brixhams defeat also meant they were likely to be knocked off the summit but they retained the lead by the slenderest of margins as they remain top courtesy of their goal difference being a single one better than Teignmouth! The Coombe Valley club had a 4-0 win at home to visiting Torridgeside with the Teigns climbing into 2nd and all bar a goal to the top of the table. Newton Abbot Spurs had a narrow but important 1-0 win at home to Alphington which lifts Spurs up 2 places to 3rd in the table whilst Appledore are also up two places, in their case to 6th, after winning 4-0 away at a Budleigh Salterton side who are now bottom of the table. Galmpton United who are in the relegation mix themselves eased their worries with a 1-0 win at home to Axminster Town.
Devon Premier Cup: Two of the three East sides in the last eight of the Cup are through to the semi finals after today’s results. Crediton United booked their place after a 3-1 win at home to North Devon League high-flyers and Promotion chasing Braunton whilst the University of Exeter had a comfortable 5-1 win at home to former league members and now Devon & Exeter League side Elmore. One side did exit the cup though as Stoke Gabriel were humbled 3-1 away at Plymouth & West Devon side Windmill and the trio are completed by South Devon League side East Allington who won 3-1 away at Devon & Exeter League outfit Newtown.
SATURDAY 28th JANUARY
SWP East: Another day of mixed results in what is in affect an 8 team title race as leaders Brixham suffered their first defeat since Boxing Day this afternoon as they went down 0-2 away at Appledore side who remain 8th but are just 8 points, with 3 games in hand, off pole position themselves! In between those two clubs four of the other six sides picked up wins to close the gap on the leaders. Stoke Gabriel in 2nd got back to winning ways with a 4-1 win at home to 6th placed Axminster Town, Stoke are now just 2 points off the pace. Teignmouth remain in 3rd spot after a 3-1 win away at Alphington whilst Torridgeside are up a place to 4th after they recorded the days highest scoring victory with a 7-0 romp at home to Liverton United. Newton Abbot Spurs are up a place to 5th after they had to come from behind to beat bottom of the table Exwick Villa 3-1 at the Recreation Ground. 7th placed Crediton United were held to a draw for the second week running, last week it was the 5-5 with Alphington whilst today was more of a conservative 1-1 scoreline away at Totnes & Dartington. The Draw for the Foxhole based club was in fact the only point earnt by any side in the bottom eight of the table and although valuable it was not sufficient to move them up from 16th place. Elsewhere two sides in mid-table picked up wins with Sidmouth Town grabbing a late winner in a 4-3 thriller away at Bovey Tracey whilst St Martins also collected an away victory with a 2-1 success away at Galmpton United.
SATURDAY 21st JANUARY
SWP East: An incredible 43 goals were scored in the eight East Division matches this afternoon with no fewer than 10 of them coming at Lords Meadow where hosts Crediton United and Alphington equaled the East Divisions record for a score draw with a 5-5 tie that gave those in attendance full value for money. Leaders Brixham were involved in one of the lower scoring matches but they will not be worried about that at all as a 3-0 win away at St Martins pushes them 5 points clear at the top of the table. Teignmouth and Appledore, two of the eight sides in the title picture met at Coombe Valley with honours ending even from a 1-1 draw but the point each hardly helped the two sides as both Axminster Town & Torridgeside enjoyed away wins. Axminster who are on a good run of form won 3-2 at Totnes & Dartington whilst Torridgeside followed up last weeks 5-4 home win with another hat full of goals as they won 6-0 at bottom of the table Exwick Villa. Elsewhere Sidmouth Town climbed into the Top 10 with a 5-1 win at home to Galmpton United and Bovey Tracey also notched a 5-1 success with their victory coming away at Budleigh Salterton. The students of the University of Exeter have come back from their festive break in good form as they won again with a 3-2 success at home to Liverton United and are now well clear of any relegation danger.
SATURDAY 14th JANUARY
SWP East: The East Division title race took yet another twist this afternoon as three of the top four sides lost to leave the title destination in any one of eight sides who remain within 9 points of each other! Stoke Gabriel started the day top and were 4-1 up away at Torridgeside before things went downhill as they lost 5-4 with the newcomers battling back for a huge win at Donnacroft. Brixham who were 2nd climbed to the top after a narrow but vital 1-0 win at home to Alphington put the Wall Park club back to the summit. Newton Abbot Spurs in 3rd had a day to forget as they were beaten 3-0 at home by a Bovey Tracey side who climbed a place to 12th. Crediton United were 4th but they lost 2-3 away at a Teignmouth side who leap-frogged todays visitors and into 4th spot for themselves. Appledore who had been on a good run and had just caught the chasing pack were also beaten as they went down 3-5 at home to a Sidmouth Town side who are up a place to 11th. At the other end of the table their was little joy for the bottom clubs. Exwick Villa did however collect a useful point from a 1-1 draw away at local rivals St Martins but both Totnes & Dartington and Galmpton United lost away. Liverton United had a 1-0 win to account for T & D at Halford whilst the University of Exeter pulled away from the bottom quartet with a 5-1 win over Galmpton at Topsham Road.
SATURDAY 7th JANUARY
SWP East: The first set of East games in 2017 had thrown together league leaders Stoke Gabriel at home to bottom side Exwick Villa, and the unpredictable nature of the division was again demonstrated as Villa promptly won 2-1! The result leaves Stoke top but only now by a single point, whilst Exwick are still bottom but just 4 points off safety. With Stoke Gabriel losing the chasing pack nearly all took advantage to close the gap with Brixham now just a point behind after winning 2-1 away at Torridgeside to complete the double on the new boys. Newton Abbot Spurs had a 4-1 win away at Liverton United and they climbed to 3rd above inactive Crediton United. Axminster Town remain 5th but carried on their recent winning run with a 3-1 victory at home to local rivals Sidmouth Town. Teignmouth climbed a place to 6th with a 3-1 win at home to a University of Exeter side who have returned from their festive break whilst Appledore are up a place to 7th after winning 2-0 away at Galmpton United. Down at the danger end of the table their were mixed fortunes with Totnes & Dartington climbing out of the bottom two after coming from behind to beat Bovey Tracey 3-2 at home and they are replaced in the drop zone by Budleigh Salterton who suffered a 4-0 defeat away at an Alphington side who climbed two places to 11th and relative safety.
MONDAY 2nd JANUARY
Walter C Parson Cup: Crediton United pulled off the shock result of the round as the East Division side won 2-1 away at Premier Division high flyers Tavistock. Kyrton also earnt the full £400 prize for the furthest an East club has progressed in the competition this season. The West Division award and a further £400 was won by Mousehole who shrugged off the departure of player/boss Wayne Quinn to beat fellow West side Holsworthy 2-0 at Trungle Parc. Tiverton Town joined five other Premier sides in the last eight of the league cup today after they came from behind to win 2-1 away at fellow Premier outfit Helston Athletic. St Austell are also through but they were not required to kick a ball in anger as scheduled opponents Exwick Villa from the East Division forfeited the tie citing lack of players available.