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.
SATURDAY 31st DECEMBER
SWP East: League leaders Stoke Gabriel end 2016 not only top of the table, but also 4 points clear, as they again took full advantage of fellow contenders dropping points. Over Christmas they were the only side in the Top 4 to win and today they were just 1 of 2 sides to collect maximum points as they romped to a 6-0 win at home to lowly Budleigh Salterton. Crediton United were the other big winners as they got back to winning ways with a 3-1 victory at bottom side Exwick Villa whilch pushes them up a place to 3rd. The other two sides in the Top 4, Brixham and Newton Abbot Spurs, met each other at Wall Park and had to share the spoils as they played out a goalless draw. Another side to have had a good Christmas are Axminster Town, the Tigers won at Crediton on Tuesday and followed that up with a 6-1 win at home to Teignmouth today and they climb back up two places to 5th in the table. Torridgeside got back to winning ways with a 3-2 success away at Totnes & Dartington whilst St Martins remain in the top half of the table after picking up a point from a 0-0 draw away at Sidmouth Town. Two sides above the relegation zone had wins to pull clear with Alphington beating Liverton United 2-0 at the Chronicles whilst Galmpton United made it two away wins over the festive period with a 5-3 success at Bovey Tracey this afternoon.
BANK HOLIDAY TUESDAY 27th DECEMBER
SWP East: Two more East games were played this afternoon with two teams starting the matches looking to go top of the table. Stoke Gabriel were the ones to take that chance as they won 5-1 away at St Martins to climb above Brixham and go 2 points clear at the summit. Crediton United joined a long list of top half sides to have lost their festive fixture this year as they went down 1-3 at home to an Axminster Town side who climbed a place themselves to 7th place.
BOXING DAY 26th DECEMBER
SWP East: Six local derbies played in the East today with results favouring the bottom sides as local pride made for some shock scorelines. Three of the top 5 were in action today, with the other two playing tomorrow, and none of today’s three picked up a single point between them. Leaders Brixham were beaten 1-3 at home by a Galmpton United side that climbed two places and vitally for them, out of the relegation zone, pushing Totnes & Dartington into the drop zone. 3rd placed Newton Abbot Spurs led at home to Teignmouth until very late in the game before the visitors hit back to win 3-2 to keep Spurs 3rd whilst climbing a place to 5th themselves. Torridgeside had started the day in the 5th spot but they lost 3-2 away at an Appledore side hosting a local derby on Boxing Day for the first time since the SWP was formed, the Marshford club leap-frogged their visitors and are now in the Top 6. Down at the bottom of the table it was not just Galmpton that have reason to celebrate as bottom side Exwick Villa had only their 2nd win of the season as they won the Exeter Derby 3-2 away at Alphington. Two sides who moved further away from danger were Sidmouth Town who had a 4-0 home win over Budleigh Salterton and also Bovey Tracey who had a 2-1 success away at Liverton United.
SATURDAY 17th DECEMBER
SWP East: The Turkey will taste pretty good in Brixham this year with the Town’s football team Top of the table for the first time this season after today’s results fell kindly for a side who started the day in third. Brixham did their part of the job by extending their winning run to four matches with a 4-0 success away at Liverton United and with second placed Crediton United not in action and leaders Newton Abbot Spurs held to a 1-1 draw at Home by Appledore the Wall Park side go two places up the table. Spurs meanwhile fall two places to 3rd as Stoke Gabriel are now 2nd after a 3-0 win at home to a Teignmouth side who had been unbeaten since September and had not conceded a goal since October. With Crediton in 4th the quartet are pulling away from the pack with sides in 5th, 6th and 7th all losing today. Down at the bottom of the table it was just as dramatic with four of the bottom five adding to their points tally. Bottom side Exwick Villa collected a point from a 2-2 draw away at Sidmouth Town but are actually further from safety than before the game as Galmpton United had a fine 4-3 win away at Torridgeside, but they remain in the relegation zone as Totnes & Dartington had a 2-0 win at home to a Budleigh Salterton side who themselves are far from safe. One side who did improve their prospects was Bovey Tracey as they leap-frogged todays visitors Alphington in the table after a 3-2 win at Mill Marsh Park. Elsewhere St Martins who sit in the safety of 9th spot had a 3-0 win at home to 8th placed Axminster Town in what was the only fixture not to really involve a contender or a side in danger.
SATURDAY 10th DECEMBER
SWP East: A full programme of nine games today and the weather did not see any of the East games postponed so every side was in action. At the top of the table the leading pair met at the Recreation Ground where Crediton United edged a tight contest 3-2 over hosts Newton Abbot Spurs. Although Kyrton claimed the win its still Spurs at the top but only by virtue of goals scored as points, goal difference and games played are all level. Torridgeside who started the day in 3rd fell a place after going down 1-5 away at the University of Exeter with the Students playing their last game of 2016 as they now go on their festive break. Brixham climbed a place into 3rd as they carried on their good run with a 4-0 success away at Budleigh Salterton and up a place to 4th are Stoke Gabriel who had a 3-1 home win over Sidmouth Town. Axminster Town fall out of the top 6 as they lost 1-2 at home to Liverton United with in-form Teignmouth entering the Top 6 after a 1-0 win away at lowly Galmpton United. This was Teignmouths eighth straight win and remarkably their sixth straight clean sheet, more than 9 hours play without conceding. Elsewhere Appledore had a 3-0 win away at Alphington, St Martins got back to winning ways with a 3-1 home success over Totnes & Dartington and Bovey Tracey pulled away from danger at the bottom end of the table with a 3-1 victory away at 18th placed Exwick Villa.
SATURDAY 3rd DECEMBER
SWP East: With Cup matches today their were just four league matches with all four ending in Home wins. Alphington pulled off the result of the day as they beat high flying Torridgeside 2-0 at The Chronicles. The North Devon visitors failing to close the gap on the leading duo. Brixham carried on their recent good run with a 1-0 win at Wall Park over visiting St Martins with Brixham up two places to 4th in the table. Teignmouth made it seven straight wins and five straight clean sheets, as they beat Totnes & Dartington 5-0 at Coombe Valley whilst Appledore also carried on a winning run with a 3-2 success at Marshford over visiting Budleigh Salterton.
Devon Premier Cup: A rather disappointing day in the Premier Cup as 7 ties saw just three East clubs progress to the last 8. Crediton United booked their place after a 4-1 win over fellow East side Galmpton United at Lords Meadow. The University of Exeter went through after beating the West Divisions last survivors, Elburton Villa, 4-2 at Topsham Road and Stoke Gabriel had a 4-1 win over North Devon League side Ilfracombe Town. Going out of the cup were Axminster Town who were beaten 1-3 after extra time by Newtown of the Devon & Exeter League and the same league provided Elmore who won through 3-2 away at Liverton United. Bovey Tracey were beaten 3-4 at home by North Devon League high-flyers Braunton whilst Exwick Villa lost 0-1 after extra time to Plymouth side The Windmill.
TUESDAY 29th NOVEMBER
Walter C Parson Cup: Plymouth Argyle reached the last 8 of the league cup after a narrow 1-0 win over a battling East Division Stoke Gabriel on a freezing night at Coach Road. The only goal of the game came early on with the visitors spurning chances to force the tie into extra time.
SATURDAY 26th NOVEMBER
SWP East: A full programme of nine East games this afternoon with most games going to form as seven of the eight highest placed teams in the table all recording wins. The real shock was at Greenway Lane where Budleigh Salterton recorded a 1-0 win over Crediton United with the Robins moving up a place to 14th whilst Kyrton remain 2nd but lost ground to league leaders Newton Abbot Spurs. The leaders had a narrow but important 2-1 win at home to the University of Exeter and are now 3 points clear at the top. Sides from 3rd to 8th all held station with victories as 3rd placed Torridgeside won 5-1 away at Sidmouth Town, 4th placed Stoke Gabriel had a narrow 2-1 win at home to Liverton United, Axminster Town in 5th won 4-2 away at Bovey Tracey, Brixham in 6th were the days highest scorers as they won 6-1 away at Totnes & Dartington, Teignmouth in 7th won 1-0 away at bottom of the table Exwick Villa and 8th placed Appledore won a feisty encounter at St Martins 2-1. One game did not involve any of the top half teams as Alphington edged a 7 goal thriller to win 4-3 away at Galmpton United with the Exeter based side climbing a place to 13th in the table.
SATURDAY 19th NOVEMBER
SWP East: Two matches fell victim to the weather as the North Devon duo of Appledore and Torrdgeside saw their home games postponed but that still left 7 matches played this afternoon. The table has new leaders once again although by the slenderest of margins. Newton Abbot Spurs are now top after they won 3-1 away at bottom of the table Exwick Villa to go to 36 points and plus 18 goal difference – whilst Crediton United drew 2-2 away at Brixham and also moved onto 36 points and a plus 18 goal difference, but the Kyrton have scored 40 goals compared to Spurs return of 42. Exwick Villas defeat leaves them 4 points adrift of Galmpton United at the bottom after Galmpton drew 1-1 away at Axminster Town and Alphington also picked up a useful point at the danger end of the table as they drew 0-0 at home to Sidmouth Town. The no score draw at the Chronicles being the first 0-0 in the East Division this season! Elsewhere Stoke Gabriel climbed a place to 4th and had the highest score of the day with a 6-0 win at home to local neighbours Totnes & Dartington, the University of Exeter had a strong 4-0 home win as they beat St Martins whilst Teignmouth collected their win on the road with a 3-0 success away at Liverton United.
SATURDAY 12th NOVEMBER
SWP East: What should have been a full programme of league matches today was halted late in the day when no referee attended Axminster Towns Home game with leaders Newton Abbot Spurs. It later emerged that he had been seconded to an FA Vase tie in Dorset, with communication from the organisers of that competition sadly lacking. With Spurs without a game, 2nd placed Crediton United took full advantage to go top as they won 2-0 away at lowly Galmpton United. Torridgesidein 3rd place kept in the chase and got back to winning ways with a 3-2 home victory over visiting Bovey Tracey. The next highest placed team to record a win today were Appledore who climbed from 9th to 7th after a 3-0 win at home to the University of Exeter and also up two places are Teignmouth who also had a 3-0 home win, in their case at the expense of Brixham. Sidmouth Town remain in 11th spot but picked up all three points from a 1-0 win away at Totnes & Dartington whilst Budleigh Salterton ended a poor run of league results with a 3-1 victory at home to Liverton United. Alphington picked up a win for the first time since August 20th as they beat local rivals St Martins 1-0 at the Chronicles. Bottom side Exwick Villa collected a useful point in their quest for survival as they drew 1-1 at home to 5th placed Stoke Gabriel.
SATURDAY 5th NOVEMBER
SWP East: With the Devon Premier Cup taking centre stage today their was just the one league clash which saw Brixham grab a late winner to beat Torridgeside 1-0 at Wall Park. This was the North Devon sides first defeat away from their Donnacroft home whilst Brixham climbed a place to 5th in the league table.
Devon Premier Cup: Eight of the last 16 in the County Cup are East Division sides after seven sides progressed today to join Axminster Town who had been awarded a walk over. Two of the seven achieved their wins against fellow Peninsula League opposition with Stoke Gabriel beating St Martins 5-0 at home in an all East affair and the University of Exeter winning a 10 goal thriller, 6-4, away at West Division side Plymstock United. Three sides gained wins over South Devon League sides with Galmpton United beating former winners Upton Athletic 6-0 and Liverton United having a 5-1 win at home to Loddiswell Athletic. Crediton United needed penalties to secure their passage as they won at Ashburton on spot kicks after a 3-3 draw. The other two winners both beat opposition from the North Devon League as Exwick Villa won 3-1 away at Shamwickshire and Bovey Tracey had a 6-0 win at home to Bideford Reserves. Two East sides did fall though to lower league sides with holders Appledore losing 4-2 away at Mount Gould and Budleigh Salterton being beaten 5-1 at North Devon high flyers Braunton.
WEDNESDAY 2nd NOVEMBER
SWP East: Newton Abbot Spurs climbed above Crediton United and into pole position in the East Division table tonight after a narrow 1-0 win at home to visiting Stoke Gabriel. Spurs are now a point clear at the top whilst Stoke remain in 5th place.
SATURDAY 29th OCTOBER
SWP East: A full programme of nine East fixtures today with plenty of goals scored throughout the matches. The top two clashed at Lords Meadow with league leaders Crediton United drawing 3-3 in a six goal thriller with 2nd placed Newton Abbot Spurs. Both Kyrton & Spurs remain the top 2 as Axminster Town who started the day in 3rd fell to a 3-0 defeat away at a Teignmouth side playing its first game at Coombe Valley since the boiler issues were resolved. Torridgeside gained most from the sides above dropping points as the North Devon side climbed to 3rd after a narrow 2-1 win at home to the University of Exeter. Stoke Gabriel stay in the title race after the highest away win of the day as they had a 4-0 victory away at Sidmouth Town whilst Brixham had the highest Home win today with a 5-1 success over Budleigh Salterton at Wall Park. St Martins stay in 7th place with the narrowest of wins today as the only goal of the game gave them a 1-0 win away at Totnes & Dartington. At the bottom of the table, Exwick Villa fell to a 3-2 defeat away at Liverton United and are now 4 points behind Galmpton United who edged themselves closer to safety with a 2-0 victory at home to Bovey Tracey. Galmpton are now level on points with Alphington who are kept out of the drop zone only on goal difference after a 3-0 defeat away at Appledore today.
WEDNESDAY 26th OCTOBER
SWP East: Newton Abbot Spurs climbed two places to 2nd in the table, just 2 points behind leaders Crediton United, after Spurs won 2-1 away at Bovey Tracey in a South Devon Derby at Mill Marsh Park. Teignmouth also won on the road as they had a 5-1 success away at Budleigh Salterton that lifts them a place and into the top 10.
TUESDAY 25th OCTOBER
SWP East: What a game at Lords Meadow this evening! Hosts Crediton United raced into a 3-1 half time lead on what started as a misty night and then early in the second half extended it to 4-1 as the fog fell. Visitors Brixham then reduced the arrears, then in near total fog drew level before snatching an incredible 5-4 win with all the while the fog getting worse to the point that the match officials must be congratulated on getting the game completed. In truth if we all knew how bad it would become the game would never have finished, but the game deserved to be counted and although a draw might have been fairer for the efforts of all the players, even 7 minutes of stoppage time failed to see a leveller.
SATURDAY 22nd OCTOBER
Walter C Parson Cup: Exwick Villa scored a late winner to claim the bragging rights in the Exeter Derby with a 1-0 win at near neighbours Alphington this afternoon. The delayed 2nd round tie was not decided until the 89th minute with Villa earning a last 16 trip to Premier Division side St Austell.
SWP East: Table topping Crediton United recorded their 10th win of the season this afternoon with a 2-0 victory away at the University of Exeter to keep them 2 points clear of the chasing pack. With Torridgeside having a day off and Newton Abbot Spurs playing on Friday night, 4th placed Axminster Town climbed into 2nd spot after they had a 2-0 win over Appledore at Tiger Way. Stoke Gabriel stay in contention, although remain 5th, after the Railwaymen had a 2-1 local derby win at home to Galmpton United. The remaining three winners today all climbed ythe table with Brixham up a place to 7th after a 2-1 win at home to Sidmouth Town, Liverton United are also up a place, to 8th, after they won 2-0 away at St Martins whilst Teignmouth climbed two places to 11th with a 3-1 win over Bovey Tracey, which was officially at Home but was in fact achieved at Mill Marsh Park due to the boiler issues at Coombe Valley.
FRIDAY 21st OCTOBER
SWP East: A three figure crowd was in attendance at the Rec for this weeks Friday night fixture which saw Newton Abbot Spurs beat visiting Totnes & Dartington in a tight South Devon Derby by a 2-1 margin. The maximum points ends a recent poor run by the home side and, at least overnight, lifts them back upto 3rd in the East table.
WEDNESDAY 19th OCTOBER
SWP East: New boys Torridgeside climbed a place into 2nd spot in the table, just 2 points behind leaders Crediton United, after a highest away win of the East Division season as they romped to an 8-1 victory at Bovey Tracey this evening. Torridgeside climbed above Axminster Town who were themselves in action tonight with the Tigers having to settle for a point from a 1-1 draw at home to Alphington.
TUESDAY 18th OCTOBER
Walter C Parson Cup: Crediton United are through to the 3rd round, the last 16, of the league cup after a 5-1 victory over Budleigh Salterton tonight at Lords Meadow. Whilst Kyrton were clinical in front of goal, the tie was closer than the scoreline suggests with the Robins levelling the scores in the 2nd half before a flurry of late goals proved enough to earn Crediton a trip to Tavistock in the next round.
SATURDAY 15th OCTOBER
Walter C Parson Cup: Not a good day for the East sides involved in the league cup today as just one of the five sides in action are through to the last 16. The days only winners were Stoke Gabriel who had a narrow 1-0 win away at the University of Exeter in an all East division match. Two sides went out to Premier Division opposition with Galmpton United putting up a decent performance despute losing 0-2 at home to Cup holders, Bodmin Town. Brixham suffered a 2-7 defeat in their home to with top flight Saltash United. Liverton United are out after losing 1-2 at home to West Division side Plymstock United.
Devon Premier Cup: The two ties left unresolved last weekend were both completed today with Exwick Villa winning 1-0 away at North Devon League side North Molton and they are joined by Budleigh Salterton who progressed after a 4-2 win away at local rivals Sidmouth Town.
SWP East: With a lot of Cup action today their were just three league matches and only one of those produced a winner! Appledore had a 4-2 success away at Totnes & Dartington and the Marshfird visitors climbed three places to 7th in the table with the maximum points. Torridgeside are up a place to 3rd after coming from 0-2 down to draw 2-2 at home to an Axminster Town side who reduced Crediton’s lead at the top of the table to just 3 points. St Martins and Teignmouth also shared the spoils when the two drew 1-1 with each other at Minster Park.
WEDNESDAY 12th OCTOBER
SWP East: After last weekends break for County Cup matches, six sides were back in league action this evening. Newton Abbot Spurs who are 3rd in the table have had a poor week having lost in the Cup on Saturday and losing 0-3 at home to St Martins this evening with the Exminster based visitors climbing two places and into the top 6 themselves. Torridgeside are another side who lost in the Cup but they bounced back well with a 5-0 win away at Budleigh Salterton, a result that lifts the new boys a place to 4th. One game ended all square as Bovey Tracey came from two goals down to salvage a point from a 2-2 at home to Appledore.
SATURDAY 8th OCTOBER
Devon Premier Cup: Fifteen of the East sides were in Devon Premier Cup action this afternoon with nine of them safely through to the next round. Holders Appledore went through at the expense of a fellow East club as they beat Totnes & Dartington 3-1 at Marshford and another all East tie saw St Martins win 2-1 away at Alphington with all three goals coming from the penalty spot! Axminster Town had a 2-0 win at home to West Division side Plymouth Marjon. Two sides went through at the expense of South Devon League opponents, Liverton United beating Ivybridge Town Reserves 3-1 at home whilst the University of Exeter went one better with a 4-1 win at home to Kingskerswell & Chelston. Two clubs beat Plymouth & West Devon League clubs as Bovey Tracey had a 7-1 romp away at Millbridge whilst Galmpton United needed penalties to beat Roborough after a 1-1 draw. Crediton United had a 3-1 win at home to Devon & Exeter League side Feniton whilst Stoke Gabriel had a 6-1 win away at North Devon League outfit Fremington. Four East sides went crashing out of the Cup though with last years beaten finalists Newton Abbot Spurs falling at the first hurdle, 0-2 away at North Devon League leaders Braunton. Teignmouth also lost in North Devon as they went out 4-1 at Shamwickshire. Torridgeside lost 1-4 at home to Devon & Exeter siude Newtown and Brixham lost 0-2 away at South Devon side Waldon Athletic.
WEDNESDAY 5th OCTOBER
SWP East: The East Division title race is as wide open as it has ever been and tonight Axminster Town put themselves very much back in the fight after winning 1-0 away at local rivals Budleigh Salterton with the Tigers climbing two places to 2nd in the table and cutting leaders Crediton Uniteds lead back to 4 points.
TUESDAY 4th OCTOBER
SWP East: Leaders Crediton United snatched a late winning goal to beat Stoke Gabriel 1-0 at Lords Meadow in a real top of the table clash. Stoke had earlier hit the woodwork twice and the game seemed destined to end goalless until the home side grabbed all the points with an 84th minute winner which extends their lead at the top to 5 points from now 2nd placed Newton Abbot Spurs.
MONDAY 3rd OCTOBER
SWP East: Newton Abbot Spurs recorded the highest win in the East Division so far this season with a 7-0 mauling of Liverton United under the Recreation Ground floodlights on a rare Monday night fixture. Spurs climbed two places and into 2nd spot in the table, although Stoke Gabriel could push them back to 3rd when they play on Tuesday night.
SATURDAY 1st OCTOBER
SWP East: All five of the top quintet of clubs in the East table had victories this afternoon with therefore no change in the leading places. Leaders Crediton United maintained their 4 point lead at the top with a 2-1 win at home to the University of Exeter whilst 2nd placed Stoke Gabriel, who travel to Lords Meadow on Tuesday night, had a 5-0 win away at Brixham’s Wall Park home today. Axminster Town in 3rd also hit 5 goals as they beat Bovey Tracey 5-2 at Tiger Way, 4th placed Newton Abbot Spurs also hit five as they won 5-1 away at Alphington and completing the fives theme, 5th placed Torridgeside had a 5-1 win away at St Martins. Only two sides outside the top 5 picked up wins with Sidmouth Town climbing two places to 9th after a 4-2 victory away at Liverton United and Appledore up a place to 11th after they won 4-0 at home to bottom of the table Exwick Villa. One game ended all square with lowly Galmpton United picking up a precious point from a 2-2 draw at home to Totnes & Dartington.
WEDNESDAY 28th SEPTEMBER
SWP East: Leaders Crediton United moved 4 points clear of the chasing pack after picking up a point from a 1-1 draw away at fellow high-flyers Axminster Town. The Tiger Way club moved up a place to third in the table themselves with tonight’s point. Bovey Tracey had a 3-2 victory at home to the University of Exeter which saw the Moorlanders climb three places and into 10th spot in the table.
SATURDAY 24th SEPTEMBER
FA Vase: The East Divisions last Vase entrant, Budleigh Salterton, are out of this years competition but not without a fight as they forced 30 minutes extra time away at Premier side Cullompton Rangers before going down 1-4 at Speeds Meadow.
SWP East: Leaders Crediton United are three points clear at the top of the table after they inflicted a first defeat on new boys Torridgeside with the Kyrton winning 1-0 at Donnacroft. Second placed Stoke Gabriel were held to a 2-2 draw at home by the University of Exeter whilst the next highest placed team in action, 4th placed Axminster Town, went down 0-3 away to the improving Liverton United who climbed two places to 7th in the table. It was a good day generally for the sides in the lower reaches of the table as four of the six winners started the day in the bottom thirds of the table. Galmpton United had a first win of the season as they climbed off the bottom after winning 4-1 away at an Exwick Villa side who now drop to last placed. Totneds & Dartington pulled away from danger with a 2-1 win at home to Alphington, Appledore had a 4-1 home win against visiting Teignmouth and completing the home victory theme were Sidmouth Town who beat Bovey Tracey 2-1 at Manstone Lane.
FRIDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER
SWP East: Newton Abbot Spurs climbed four places to 3rd in the league table after two goals in the final ten minutes was enough for them to beat Brixham 2-0 in a well attended Friday night fixture. Visitors Brixham were denied a win which would have seen them go top of the table for 24 hours at least, with Crediton still sitting in pole position.
WEDNESDAY 21st SEPTEMBER
SWP East: St Martins missed the chance to go to the top of the East league table as they were beaten 3-1 away at Bovey Tracey in this evenings only East match. The hosts climbed a full four places in the table to 11th after collecting a third win of the season.
TUESDAY 20th SEPTEMBER
SWP East: Their was just the one East match tonight but it had a bearing on both ends of the league table. Crediton United had a 2-1 success at home to a battling Galmpton United with the win lifting Kyrton up 5 places to the very top of the league table, whilst Galmpton remain at the bottom.
SATURDAY 17th SEPTEMBER
Walter C Parson Funeral Directors Cup: A trio of East sides had cup giant-killings this afternoon with Brixham leading the way as they beat Callington Town by a 5-1 margin at Wall Park to set up a mouth watering clash with Premier leaders Saltash United in the next round. Stoke Gabriel renewed rivalry with Cullompton Rangers and went through with a 4-1 home success whilst Exwick Villa had the drama of a penalty shoot out victory as they put at Ivybridge Town after a 2-2 draw. Two East sides came up against West Division opposition and both won through with Liverton United beating Millbrook 5-1 at Halford and Galmpton United winning 2-0 away at Vospers Oak Villa. A further four East sides progressed in all divisional line-ups with Budleigh Salterton beating Teignmouth 6-2 at Greenway Lane, Crediton United won 3-2 away at Sidmouth Town, University of Exeter had a 4-0 home win over Appledore and Alphington had a 2-1 victory away at Torridgeside who were making their bow in the league cup. Three sides went out of the Cup at the hands of Premier Division sides although St Martins only lost in extra time against a Tiverton Town side who renewed rivalries and won 3-2 after 120 minutes play. Axminster Town lost narrowly 0-1 at home to Exmouth Town whilst Totnes & Dartington were beaten 2-6 at home by high flying Plymouth Argyle.
FRIDAY 16th SEPTEMBER
Walter C Parson Funeral Directors Cup: No joy for the two East Division sides who were involved in Friday night cup clashes as both Bovey Tracey and Newton Abbot Spurs fell at the first hurdle. Bovey Tracey went out 0-3 away at Premier Division outfit Camelford whilst Newton Abbot Spurs lost 1-3 at home against West Division visitors Plymstock United.
WEDNESDAY 14th SEPTEMBER
SWP East: Axminster Town produced a leveller in the last 10 minutes of tonight’s home game with new boys Torridgeside to earn a 1-1 draw at Tiger Way which meant that the visitors perfect start of 5 wins from 5 outings was ended, although the visitors are of course still unbeaten in their first season at Step 7 level. The Draw meant Axminster climbed a place to 2nd whilst the Donnacroft based visitors are up two places to 4th. Budleigh Salterton had a 2-0 win at home to lowly Exwick Villa at Greenway Lane with the Robins climbing four places to 11th after collecting the three points on offer.
SATURDAY 10th SEPTEMBER
FA Vase: Crediton United put in a spirited performance away at Premier side St Austell before exiting the Vase after a narrow 2-3 defeat against a Lillywhites side that reached the last 4 of this competition just two seasons ago. The divisions only other entrant, Budleigh Salterton, received a bye but after today’s results they now know a short trip to Cullompton Rangers awaits them in a fortnights time.
SWP East: With Crediton on Vase duty several sides had the chance to go to the top of the table with Stoke Gabriel making sure they took the opportunity as they had a 3-0 win at home to Bovey Tracey. Brixham climbed to 2nd spot as they won 2-1 away at Alphington whilst Axminster Town are now in third place as they won 2-0 away at a Newton Abbot Spurs side who started the day in 3rd themselves but end it down in 7th such is the closeness of the teams at present. New boys Torridgeside continued their perfect start as they made it 5 wins from 5 games with a 5-2 win at home to Totnes & Dartington. St Martins climbed into the top six and were the highest scorers of the day as they won their local derby trip to Exwick Villa by a 7-1 margin. The University of Exeter had a narrow 3-2 win away at bottom of the table Galmpton United whilst Liverton United climbed into the tiop half of the table after winning 2-1 away at Teignmouth. One game ended all square with Sidmouth Town drawing 3-3 at home to visiting Appledore.
WEDNESDAY 7th SEPTEMBER
SWP East: Brixham who were knocked off the top of the table 24 hours ago missed the chance to go back top as their game away at Bovey Tracey was abandoned due to partial floodlight failure. One of the 6 pylons would not work despite the best efforts of the home club and at half time with no natural light left the referee ended the contest. It was hard on Bovey Tracey as they were leading 2-1 at the time. The one game that was completed saw Axminster Town bounce back from last Saturdays defeat by beating the University of Exeter 1-0 at Tiger Way. The hosts climbing two places to 5th in the table.
TUESDAY 6th SEPTEMBER
SWP East: Crediton United are Top of the league table, for 24 hours at least, after a 6-0 victory at home to Sidmouth Town tonight at Lords Meadow. The Kyrton are rarely in the mix at the top end of the table so its refreshing to see them having a their day at the very summit of the table, but with Brixham in action on Wednesday it may be a short lived experience. Newton Abbot Spurs played their first home floodlit game for 4 years tonight as they celebrated the refurbished lights with a 4-0 win under them against Galmpton United which was enough for Spurs to climb 3 places to 3rd in the table.
SATURDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER
SWP East: A full programme of nine East games to start the month with plenty of goals and surprising results. At the top of the table the lead changed hands as Brixham suffered a first defeat of the season after losing 1-3 at home to an Appledore side who had started the day in the relegation zone. New leaders are Stoke Gabriel who had a significant 5-0 win away at fellow high flyers Axminster Town. New boys Torridgeside climb to third and are still with a 100% record after a 3-0 win away at Liverton United. Also winning on their travels were Newton Abbot Spurs who ended a run of six away games with a 3-1 win at Budleigh Salterton. With the Cricket season finishing Spurs can now look forward to home comforts which the 5 other sides in action today all took full advantage of for themselves. Crediton United celebrated a reunion off the pitch and a 3-0 win over Exwick Villa on the Lords Meadow surface, Sidmouth Town picked up a 2-0 win at home to Totnes & Dartington. The University of Exeter collected their victory from a 3-1 success at home to Bovey Tracey whilst St Martins had a 5-2 win at their Minster Park home against visiting Galmpton United.
WEDNESDAY 31st AUGUST
SWP East: Galmpton United are finaly off the mark, the last East club to register a point, and they did it with a 2-2 draw at home against high flying local rivals Stoke Gabriel who now sit 2nd in the table themselves. St Martins missed their chance to go 2nd after they fell to a 2-0 defeat away at a Liverton United side who sit 4th in the table. In Exeter, the local derby between Exwick Villa and the University of Exeter saw the Students score twice late on to snatch a 2-1 victory at the Hub.
TUESDAY 30th AUGUST
SWP East: Three tight contests this evening in the East Dividsion with little to separate the six teams in action. Crediton United had a 2-1 victory away at local rivals Alphington at the Chronicles and it was an identical 2-1 away victory scoreline for Newton Abbot Spurs who claimed maximum points from their short trip to Totnes & Dartington. The Jurassic Coast Derby saw a good crowd at Sidmouth Town as they took on Axminmster Town with honours ending even after a late leveller from the Tigers made it a 1-1 stalemate.
SATURDAY 27th AUGUST
SWP East: A full programme of nine East fixtures today with plenty of goals shared around. Leaders Brixham travelled to 2nd placed Axminster Town in the game of the day with Brixham winning 3-2 to extend their unbeaten start to 5 games whilst condemning the Tigers to a first defeat of the season. Only new boys Torridgeside are 100% and the new boys made it 3 wins from 3 outings with a 3-2 Donnacroft success over visiting Alphington this afternoon. Highest scorers today were Appledore who had lost their opening three contests but got off the mark in fine style with a 7-2 win at home to Totnes & Dartington. Galmpton United are the only side yet to collect a point and they went down 1-3 at home to Budleigh Salterton today. Bovey Tracey had a 3-0 win at home to Exwick Villa and in a good day for home sides they were joined by neighbours Liverton United who had a 4-3 success at Halford against the University of Exeter. Also enjoying home comforts were Teignmouth who bounced back from recent defeats to beat St Martins 2-1 whilst Stoke Gabriel also bounced back from a midweek defeat with a 4-1 win at home to Crediton United. One game ended all square with Sidmouth Town drawing 2-2 at home to Newton Abbot Spurs.
WEDNESDAY 24th AUGUST
SWP East: Two more East games tonight with Brixham extending their good start to the new season with an emphatic 4-0 win away at local rivals and previously unbeaten Stoke Gabriel. Brixham now have 10 points from 3 wins and a draw to open the season. Elsewhere Totnes & Dartington had a 4-2 home win over visiting Teignmouth. This was the Foxhole ground clubs second home win from 2 games but they have lost their two away games to date.
TUESDAY 23rd AUGUST
SWP East: Three more games tonight and after the results were in, two of them saw wins for teams that now sit in the top two positions in the embryonic league table. Axminster Town are top after they won 1-0 away at previously unbeaten Alphington with the Tigers now 100% from three games and yet to concede a goal this season. St Martins who lost at Axminster last Friday, returned to winning ways with a 4-1 win at home to Budleigh Salterton and are now 2nd in the table, also with 9 points but from a game more. Crediton United who lost their opening game of the season made it two wins in a week as they followed up last Friday nights success over Bovey Tracey with a 4-0 win at home to an Appledore side who slip to the foot of the table.
MONDAY 22nd AUGUST
SWP East: Both of tonight’s host teams collected maiden victories of the new season with both Exwick Villa and the University of Exeter winning at home. Exwick beat Liverton United 3-2 with an injury time winner despite playing the last 25 minutes with 10 men after having a player sent off. The University of Exeter beat Sidmouth Town 2-1 at Topsham Road with the Students 2 up at the break and then holding on for the win against a Vikings fightback.
SATURDAY 20th AUGUST
SWP East: New boys Torridgeside played and won their first away fixture in the league with a narrow 3-2 win at Galmpton United and are now 1 of just two sides to maintain a 100% start to the season, the other being Axminster Town who won on Friday night. A trio of sides though are on 7 points from 3 outings with Brixham the days biggest victors as they beat Liverton United 5-0 at Wall Park. Alphington had a narrow 1-0 win away at Sidmouth Town and Stoke Gabriel had a 4-2 success away at previously unbeaten Teignmouth. Two sides had their first wins of the new season and both did so by winning 7 goal thrillers. Newton Abbot Spurs snatched a late winner away at Appledore to win 4-3 and Budleigh Salterton also won 4-3 in their home match with Totnes & Dartington. Two sides who had not collected a point between them met at Topsham Road with both getting off the mark as the University of Exeter drew 2-2 with cross city neighbours Exwick Villa.
FRIDAY 19th AUGUST
SWP East: Two Friday night games this week in the East Division with both ending in Home wins. Axminster Town made it two wins from two outings as they beat St Martins 2-0 at Tiger Way with the visitors suffering their first defeat of the new campaign. At Lords Meadow hosts Crediton United had a 4-1 success over visiting Bovey Tracey with Kyrton collecting a fist win and the Moorlanders suffering a first defeat of the season.
WEDNESDAY 17th AUGUST
SWP East: All three East games this evening ended in score draws. The highest scoring stalemate was at Wall Park where Brixham drew 3-3 at home to visiting Teignmouth who fought back from 1-3 down to earn a share of the spoils. At Stoke Gabriel the former Premier side played their first home game and drew 2-2 with a Newton Abbot Spurs side who picked up their first point of the new campaign. At Halford, Liverton United and Alphington who had both won last Saturday remain unbeaten after a 1-1 scoreline.
TUESDAY 16th AUGUST
SWP East: Two games in the East Division tonight and both ended in Home victories. St Martins followed up last Saturdays win over Crediton United with another Minster Park success, this time a 3-1 victory over the University of Exeter. In tonights only other game, Totnes & Dartington picked up their first points of the season as they had a narrow 2-1 win at home to Galmpton United.
MONDAY 15th AUGUST
SWP East: Sidmouth Town had to come from behind to win 2-1 away at Exwick Villa in Monday nights fixture at the Sports Hub. A good attendance of 127 had to wait until the last 20 minutes for the goals with Villa taking the lead before the Vikings scored twice to snatch the maximum points.
SATURDAY 13th AUGUST
SWP East: After Fridays nights opener at Brixham, the other 16 East Division clubs were all in action on Saturday afternoon with plenty of goals around. New boys to the division, Torridgeside, from the North Devon League, got off to a winning start with a 3-0 victory at their Donnacroft ground against visiting Newton Abbot Spurs. Stoke Gabriel are back in the East division after relegation from the Premier Division and they quickly got back into the groove with a 2-1 win away at Budleigh Salterton. The days biggest winners were Bovey Tracey and Axminster Town. Bovey Tracey had a 5-0 home win over visiting Totnes & Dartington whilst Axminster Town won 4-0 away at Appledore. Last seasons runners-up, Teignmouth, had a 3-1 away victory at Sidmouth Town and also winning on their travels were Alphington who had a 3-0 success from the short trip to the University of Exeter. Liverton United had a 3-0 home win from their South Devon derby with Galmpton United and it was also 3-0 at Minster Park where St Martins beat visiting Crediton United.
FRIDAY 12th AUGUST
SWP East: Brixham kicked off the new East Division campaign as they hosted Exwick Villa in a Friday night fixture at Wall Park and collected the maximum points with a 4-2 win over a spirited Villa side who are made up largely of players who have stepped up from their now defunct reserve team.
SATURDAY 7th MAY
SWP East: The East Division became the first Division to complete the season today as the final 6 matches were all played. Champions Tiverton Town rounded off the season with a 7-2 win away to relegated Okehampton Argyle with Tivvy reaching 101 goals for the season today and having striker Dave O’Connor score the goals that took him to the Divisions Golden Boot award. Teignmouth needed a win to secure Runners Up and they achieved that with a 5-2 victory at home to Crediton United ahead of being presented with the Cup and medals at the full time whistle. A trio of sides improved their finishing positions with final day results. Newton Abbot Spurs climbed a place to 7th despite being held to a 2-2 draw away at Liverton United, Appledore climbed a place to 10th after a 6-1 win at home to Bovey Tracey and Sidmouth Town moved up a place to 12th after a 1-0 win at home to Galmpton United. The final game saw St Martins and Exwick Villa share the spoils in a goalless draw at Minster Park.
THURSDAY 5th MAY
Devon Premier Cup: Appledore are the 2016 Cup Winners after they defeated fellow East Division side Newton Abbot Spurs 1-0 tonight. In front of a decent sized crowd at the Devon County FA the match was a tight contest with few chances but Appledore scored the crucial goal early in the second half and although Spurs had a late rally, the North Devon side held firm to lift the Cup.
WEDNESDAY 4th MAY
SWP East: Champions Tiverton Town carried on their now record breaking season with a 3-0 win away at St Martins this evening which also ended the Minster Park clubs chances of finishing runners up. The University of Exeter played and drew their last game of the season with a 1-1 stalemate at home to Teignmouth tonight which leaves the Students in 2nd spot but they can be overtaken by Teignmouth if they win their last game of the season, at home to Crediton United on Saturday. Elsewhere Sidmouth Town came out on top of a 7 goal thriller with a 4-3 win at home to Exwick Villa and Liverton United climbed a place to 15th after winning 2-1 away at bottom side Okehampton Argyle. One game ended all square as Crediton United and Axminster Town played out a goalless draw at Lords Meadow.
MONDAY 2nd MAY
SWP East: Champions Tiverton Town were presented with the East Division Championship trophy after their final home game of the season which saw them go 15 points clear as they beat 2nd placed University of Exeter by a 4-0 margin. The Students must beat Teignmouth on Wednesday night to gain runners up position, if Teignmouth avoid defeat, they or St Martins can still grab that honour next Saturday. Bottom side Okehampton Argyle are back in credit points wise as they picked up a point from a 2-2 draw at home to Sidmouth Town. Totnes & Dartington had a 4-2 win at home to Crediton United in their game of the season. Elsewhere two sides had wins over the Devon Premier Cup finalsists who may have had one eye on Thursdays final. Liverton United winning 3-2 away at Appledore whilst Brixham had a goal feast 8-3 home victory over Newton Abbot Spurs.
SUNDAY 1st MAY
SWP East: Teignmouth have climbed a place to 3rd in the table without even kicking a ball, after May Day Mondays home game with Galmpton United was awarded as the visitors are unable to raise a side. Galmpton themselves were awarded a win earlierr in the season when a similar occurrence happened to them, but this time around its they who have been deducted the points.
SATURDAY 30th APRIL
SWP East: With Tiverton Town already assured of the East title as results handed them the honour in midweek, they took the field for the first time since being crowned and carried on where they left off with a 2-1 win away at Teignmouth. The Coombe Valley hosts are 1 of 3 sides who can be runners-up but their home loss and the home defeat of St Martins by the University of Exeter where the Students won 1-0 with a late winner means its the University who have the advantage and need 4 points from their last 2 games. Not quite as simple as it sounds though as they still have Tiverton and Teignmouth to face! Bottom side Okehampton Argyle made public after speaking to their players today, an announcement that the league was made aware of during the week, that they would not be contesting any play off game versus the bottom team in West and instead will accept relegation to the Devon & Exeter League. Okehampton then put in a battling performance on the pitch before going down 3-4 ina 7 goal thriller at home to Brixham. The five other games today all ended in Home wins with Appledore 4-0 victors over Galmpton United, Axminster Town top scored as they beat Exwick Villa 6-0 at Tiger Way, Liverton United had a 2-1 win over Budleigh Salterton side who completed their fixtures today, Newton Abbot Spurs had a similar 2-1 win at home to Crediton United and Sidmouth Town picked up a 3-1 victory from their home game with Totnes & Dartington.
THURSDAY 28th APRIL
SWP East: Tonight’s only East match saw Exwick Villa complete their home programme of fixtures with a 1-0 win over visiting Newton Abbot Spurs. The victory lifts Villa up two places to 10th in the table whilst Spurs stay in 7th but have their minds on the Devon Premier Cup final which is exactly a week away.
WEDNESDAY 27th APRIL
SWP East: Tiverton Town may have won the division but the destination of the runners-up trophy is far from settled. Tonight St Martins climbed into 2nd after a 2-2 draw at home to Galmpton United pushed them above the University of Exeter on goal difference with the Students being their next opponents. Meanwhile Teignmouth are now just 3 points behind with a game in hand and a slightly better goal difference after they won 2-0 at Alphington. The Alphas being the first side in either Division One to complete their season. Elsewhere Totnes & Dartington had a welcome win from an 8 goal thriller as they beat Bovey Tracey 5-3 to move up a place to 16th in the table.
TUESDAY 26th APRIL
SWP East: Newton Abbot Spurs 3-2 victory at home to the University of Exeter tonight handed Tiverton Town the East Division Championship as the Students had been the only side who could have overhauled them. Tiverton wil receive the Cup on May Day Monday, when they host University in their final home game of the season. The Students also lost ground in the race for Runners-Up with St Martins now being a point behind with a game in hand. Elsewhere Budleigh Salterton had a 3-1 win away at Crediton United which was enough to lift the Robins up into the top half of the table.
MONDAY 25th APRIL
SWP East: Another busy week of evening football kicked off with two games both in Exeter with both of the City’s sides enjoying home wins. Alphington had a 3-0 success as they beat Totnes & Dartington at The Chronicles whilst over at the Sports Hub Exwick Villa claimed maximum points after a narrow 1-0 win over visiting Liverton United.
SUNDAY 24th APRIL
SWP East: Teignmouth completed a weekend double as they followed up Saturdays win away at Sidmouth with a Sunday afternoon 4-0 victory at home to Appledore. The Teigns stay in 4th but could yet climb higher as they have a game in hand and there are three more games to be played between the three sides above them.
SATURDAY 23rd APRIL
SWP East: Tiverton Town are just a single point away from the East title after this afternoons results. Tiverton were 2-0 winners away at Exwick Villa to move onto 77 points and that was enough to stop all but St Martins and University of Exeter from pipping them. St Martins were held to a 3-3 draw at home by Appledore meaning the Exminster side can now only reach 76 points but the University of Exeter had a 1-0 win at home to Liverton United which keeps the champagne on ice just a little longer, although the Students goal difference is still well behind that of Tiverton. The University are next in action on Tuesday at Newton Abbot Spurs, anything other than a win and Tiverton can start celebrating but in any event Tiverton are next in action next Saturday at Teignmouth. The lowest placed team to collect a point today were Totnes & Dartington who drew 2-2 at home to Budleigh Salterton. Elsewhere the form book was reliable as Teignmouth in 4th had a 2-0 win away at Sidmouth Town, 5th placed Galmpton United had a 3-2 win away at bottom side Okehampton Argyle, 6th placed Alphington were 4-0 winners at home to Bovey Tracey with the only movers being Axminster Town who climbed two places from 9th to 7th after a 2-0 win at home to Newton Abbot Spurs.
THURSDAY 21st APRIL
SWP East: Bovey Tracey recorded a second straight 3-1 win as they beat Newton Abbot Spurs in a South Devon derby tonight whilst Crediton United also won 3-1 in their match away at Sidmouth Town. Kyrton are the only movers in the table as they climbed two places to 12th with the victory.
WEDNESDAY 20th APRIL
SWP East: Leaders Tiverton Town got back to winning ways tonight with a 5-0 home win over lowly Totnes & Dartington. Having taken just 1 of the last 6 points on offer the Ladysmead club are now back on track for the title and need a maximum of 5 points from their final 5 games of the season. Alphington climbed a place and into the Top 6 with a late winner giving them a 2-1 victory over Budleigh Salterton at the Chronicles.
TUESDAY 19th APRIL
SWP East: St Martins who were pushed down into 2nd spit 24 hours ago by the University of Exeter quickly restored their position tonight with a narrow 1-0 win away at Newton Abbot Spurs. Appledore also had an away win as they romped to a 5-2 success at Crediton United but the South Devon derby at Halford ended all square as Liverton United drew 1-1 with visiting Teignmouth.
MONDAY 18th APRIL
SWP East: The University of Exeter climbed into 2nd place in the table, above St Martins who play on Tuesday, after a 4-0 win tonight away at lowly Totnes & Dartington who remain one off the bottom, but in no danger from bottom side Okehampton Argyle who cannot catch them as they are a massive 23 points adrift.
SATURDAY 16th APRIL
SWP East: For the first time this season, and playing their 28th game of the campaign, leaders Tiverton Town were finally beaten for the first time since entering the league. Brixham take the plaudits after winning 2-1 at Ladysmead to keep the title champagne on ice whilst also lifting the visitors two places into 8th in the table themselves. Both St Martins and the University of Exeter were without a game and Galmpton United in 4th lost 2-1 away at Newton Abbot Spurs with the Spurs climbing a place into the top 6 as a result. Teignmouth were the only challenger to take full advantage as they beat Exwick Villa 5-0 at Coombe Valley and climbed a place to 4th in the table. Elsewhere Alphington are up two places to 7th after they came from behind to beat Sidmouth Town 3-2 at The Chronicles, Appledore also climbed a place, to 12th, after a 2-1 win away at Totnes & Dartington. Bottom side Okehampton Argyle went down 1-3 at home to Bovey Tracey whilst Budleigh Salterton and Crediton United played out a goalless draw at Greenway Lane.
WEDNESDAY 13th APRIL
SWP East: Leaders Tiverton Town still need eight more points to be sure of the league title after they were held to a 3-3 draw at home by visiting Budleigh Salterton tonight at Ladysmead. One of the sides who could yet catch them, the University of Exeter, collected maximum points from a 2-1 win at home to Newton Abbot Spurs with the Students still in 3rd place in the table. Totnes & Dartington who lost 1-9 last Saturday, the heaviest defeat of the season in the Division, carried on their recovery as they made it 2 wins in 3 days by beating Brixham 2-1 at home tonight to follow up Monday nights win over Okehampton Argyle. Axminster Town and Teignmouth played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at Tiger Way to complete the nights action.
TUESDAY 12th APRIL
SWP East: Just two games in the East Division tonight with both away sides collecting maximum points with victories. St Martins had a 2-0 win away at Sidmouth Town which keeps them pushing leaders Tiverton Town whilst also helping their quest to at least remain in 2nd spot. Alphington got back to winning ways with a 3-0 success away at Crediton United with the Alphas jumping up two places to 8th in the table.
MONDAY 11th APRIL
SWP East: Okehampton Argyle are condemned to bottom place in the East Division after they lost 5-1 against Totnes & Dartington tonight in what was a T & D home game but was actually staged at Crediton Uniteds Lords Meadow ground. Okey can still escape relegation but would have to beat the bottom side in West in a play off match on May 13th to do so.
SUNDAY 10th APRIL
SWP East: Galmpton United have received the three points for this afternoons home game with Appledore after the North Devon side failed to raise a team for the trip to South Devon. Appledore have been deducted three points and will also face financial penalties for this matter as per league rules.
SATURDAY 9th APRIL
SWP East: Long time leaders Tiverton Town are now a maximum of 3 wins away from the East title after they extended, what is now the only unbeaten record in the league, to 26 games in fine fashion with a 9-1 victory away at Totnes & Dartington, the win also being the highest score in the division this season. Second placed St Martins had no scheduled game but 3rd placed the University of Exeter kept in touch with a narrow 1-0 win away at Appledore. It was an equally narrow 1-0 win for Galmpton United who beat Crediton United at home to move up into 4th place at the expense of Teignmouth who drop a place after losing 2-1 away at a Brixham side who climbed into the top half of the table with a 2-1 win at Wall Park. Two home clubs found their scoring boots in some fashion today with Exwick Villa having a 7-1 win at the Sports Hub over visitors Sidmouth Town and at Halford the Liverton United hosts also hit seven in a 7-2 win over bottom of the table Okehampton Argyle who became the first club this season to have conceded three figures in the goals against column. Elsewhere Newton Abbot Spurs climbed a place to 7th after winning 3-1 away at Alphington and one game ended all square as Bovey Tracey and Budleigh Salterton drew 1-1.
WEDNESDAY 6th APRIL
SWP East: Leaders Tiverton Town extended their lead at the top of the table to 10 points when they beat a plucky Liverton United side 5-2 at Ladysmead tonight. Budleigh Salterton jumped no fewer than four places in the crowded midtable of the league to 7th place after a 3-1 win at home to Appledore whilst honours ended even in the Jurassic Coast Derby with Axminster Town drawing 1-1 with visiting Sidmouth Town.
TUESDAY 5th APRIL
SWP East: Tonight’s two East matches both ended in away wins as the University of Exeter closed the gap on 2nd place with a 2-0 victory at Crediton United whilst Galmpton United came from two goals down to win 3-2 away at Bovey Tracey.
SUNDAY 3rd APRIL
SWP East: St Martins closed the gap on leaders Tiverton Town back to 7 points after they won 4-2 away at Appledore on Sunday afternoon. It has been a good weekend for the Minster Park outfit who beat Alphington 24 hours earlier but no such good fortune for the Marshford hosts who had lost at University of Exeter on Saturday.
SATURDAY 2nd APRIL
SWP East: A full programme of East division games were completec as eight more matches this afternoon added to Friday nights action. The top 4 sides were all in action on Saturday and all 4 won again. Leaders Tiverton Town remain 10 points clear after a 4-0 win at home to Exwick Villa. Second placed St Martins also had a home win as they beat near neighbours Alphington 3-1, 3rd placed University of Exeter enjoyed home comforts with a 2-1 win over Devon Premier Cup finalists Appledore and completing the home rewards were Teignmouth who stay in 4th after a 4-1 Coombe Valley win over Totnes & Dartington. Elsewhere and outside the top 4 only two other sides won and both did so on the road. Brixham climbed two places to 10th after a 4-1 win away at Liverton United whilst Sidmouth Town are also up two places after winning 3-1 at Bovey Tracey. Two matches ended all square, at Tiger Way Axminster came from behind to draw 2-2 with visiting Galmpton United whilst Newton Abbot Spurs and Budleigh Salterton played out a rare East Division goalless draw.
FRIDAY 1st APRIL
SWP East: Crediton United had to come from behind to beat bottom side Okehampton Argyle in tonight’s Friday nighter which was staged in front of a good sized crowd of 139 at Lords Meadow. Plucky bottom side Okehampton took the lead and gave the hosts a good game and were almost rewarded until two goals in the final 20 minutes of the match.
THURSDAY 31st MARCH
Devon Premier Cup: Appledore will meet Newton Abbot Spurs in this years Cup final on the 5th May in an all SWP East Division final after the Fishermen beat Devon & Exeter League side Elmore by a 2-1 margin in a good cup tie played at Witheridge’s Edge Down Park this evening.
WEDNESDAY 30th MARCH
SWP East: Leaders Tiverton Town’s hopes of extending their lead at the top of the table was thwarted by the weather as the home game with University of Exeter was postponed which meant only one East game played tonight. That was at Greenway Lane where Budleigh Salterton and Liverton United shared the spoils after a 2-2 draw.
EASTER MONDAY 28th MARCH
SWP East: Three of the day’s five games went ahead but matches at Sidmouth Town and at Totnes & Dartington fell victim to the weather. St Martins reduced the gap on leaders Tiverton Town to 10 points with a 2-1 morning victory away at Teignmouth with the Exminster side benefiting from the 3 points as they are hanging onto 2nd spot from the chasing pack below them. Galmpton United who have been on a poor run recently returned to winning ways with a 2-0 success away at Alphington whilst Newton Abbot Spurs climbed into the top half of the table after a 5-0 win at home to Appledore.
GOOD FRIDAY & EASTER SATURDAY 25th & 26th MARCH
SWP East: A full programme of 9 matches were spread over the two days with table topping Tiverton Town taking a huge stride for the title as they beat 2nd placed St Martins 3-1 at Ladysmead. The University of Exeter are up a place to 3rd after a 6-0 home win over lowly Totnes & Dartington with Teignmouth dropping to 4th after being held to a 2-2 draw away at Newton Abbot Spurs. Axminster Town had the highest win of the weekend with a 7-0 success at bottom side Okehampton Argyle but the highest scoring match was at Bovey Tracey where they drew 5-5 with neighbours Liverton United in a ten goal thriller. Elsewhere the remaining four games all ended in Home wins with Alphington beating Exwick Villa 4-2 in the Exeter derby, Brixham beat neighbours Galmpton United 5-0, Sidmouith Town had a 2-1 Jurassic coast derby win over Budleigh Salterton and Appledore had a 4-0 success against visiting Crediton United at Marshford.
WEDNESDAY 23rd MARCH
SWP East: Tiverton Town are now 10 points clear at the top of the East table after a hard fought 1-0 win at home to Appledore tonight. The hosts took an early 3rd minute lead but had to survive a penalty kick which was saved by the Ladysmead custodian as the visitors tried in vain to get back on level terms.
TUESDAY 22nd MARCH
SWP East: Tonight’s only East Division game saw honours end even between hosts Crediton United and visitors Exwick Villa who played out a 1-1 draw under the Lords Meadow floodlights. The point was enough for Crediton to climb one place to 12th whilst Villa leapt two places in the table to 8th.
SATURDAY 19th MARCH
SWP East: Leaders Tiverton Town extended their lead at the top of the table to 7 points after winning 1-0 away at 5th place Galmpton United. St Martins remain in 2nd place but were held to a goalless draw at home by Crediton United whilst 3rd placed Teignmouth had a requested spare date. The University of Exeter in 4th place took full advantage as they closed the gap after winning 6-1 away at Alphington. Axminster Town climbed two places to 6th after a 2-0 win away at Totnes & Dartington and Budleigh Salterton also moved up two places, to 9th, after a 3-2 win at home to Bovey Tracey. Brixham are up one place after they won 3-0 away at Exwick Villa whilst Sidmouth Town remain in 14th spot but had a good 2-0 win away at Devon Premier Cup finalists Newton Abbot Spurs. Liverton United continued their recent upturn in form with a 1-0 win at home to Appledore which lifted them a place to 16th in the table. Bottom side Okehampton Argyle were without a scheduled fixture this weekend.
WEDNESDAY 16th MARCH
SWP East: Tiverton Town Reserves are now five points clear at the Top of the East Division table after a 3-1 win at home to Crediton United this evening. In front of a good crowd at Ladysmead the hosts scored first but were rocked midway through the 2nd half when Kyrton levelled before 2 goals in the last quarter of an hour proved enough for Tiverton to claim the points.
Devon Premier Cup: Newton Abbot Spurs are through to this years final after a narrow 1-0 win over fellow East Division side Teignmouth in tonight’s first semi which was staged at Buckland Athletic. Newton Abbot Spurs will face either Appledore or Elmore in the final which is scheduled for May 5th at Devon FA HQ in Newton Abbot.
SATURDAY 12th MARCH
SWP East: Leaders Tiverton Town opened a 2 point gap at the top of the table as they beat Bovey Tracey 3-0 at Ladysmead to record a quickfire “double” having played the Moorlanders away in midweek. St Martins in second place were held to a 2-2 draw away at 4th placed the University of Exeter. Teignmouth in third kept up the pressure though with a 1-0 win away at Crediton United. Shock result of the day was at Galmpton United where the 5th placed hosts were beaten 2-0 at home by lowly Liverton United. This was galmptons first defeat since Tony Bowker was installed in the managers hot seat. Elsewhere four clubs all had Home comforts to claim maximum points. Exwick Villa came from a goal down to beat Axminster Town 2-1 at the Sports Hub, Newton Abbot Spurs followed up a midweek away win with a 1-0 home victory over Totnes & Dartington, Budleigh Salterton bounced back from the midweek defeat to beat Alphington 2-0 at Greenway Lane and Sidmouth Town climbed a place to 14th after a 3-1 win at home to visiting Brixham.
WEDNESDAY 9th MARCH
SWP East: Just one game survived the wet & windy Wednesday weather but even that took half an hour longer to complete than expected ! Budleigh Salterton v Newton Abbot Spurs saw not one, but two power cuts which affected the whole town and especially the floodlights. The game was however completed with Newton Abbot Spurs winning 2-1 and climbing three places in the table and into the top 10.
TUESDAY 8th MARCH
SWP East: Just the one East Division match tonight but that saw Tiverton Town Reserves win 2-0 away at Bovey Tracey with the victory lifting the visitors to the Top of the East Division table, level on points but ahead on goal difference of long time leaders St Martins.
SATURDAY 5th MARCH
SWP East: The leading pair in the East table were both held to draws today which allowed their nearest challengers the opportunity to close the gap on them which all three sides duly took advantage of. St Martins playing their first game since the departure of their management team drew 1-1 at home to Newton Abbot Spurs and that keeps them 3 points clear at the top as Tiverton Town also drew 1-1 in their game away at Appledore. Teignmouth in 3rd closed the gap with a 4-0 win at home to bottom of the table Okehampton Argyle. 4th placed University of Exeter completed a quickfire “double” over Brixham by winning 4-3 in South Devon having won 1-0 in Exeter a week ago. Galmpton United in 5th had a 3-1 win at home to Sidmouth Town. Elsewhere only two sides picked up maximum points, Exwick Villa came from behind to edge a 7 goal thriller with a 4-3 win at home to Totnes & Dartington whilst Crediton United must have felt like they were starting a new season as they won 2-0 away at Liverton United exactly three months since they last kicked a ball in action, home or away, since the 5th December. Bovey Tracey and Alphington each picked up a point from a 2-2 draw at Mill Marsh Park with the home side climbing a place to 14th in the table.
SATURDAY 27th FEBRUARY
SWP East: Leaders St Martins are now just 3 points ahead of the chasing pack after they were held to a 1-1 draw at Minster Park by visiting Sidmouth Town this afternoon. Second palced Tiverton Town closed the gap with a 5-2 win at home to the previously in-form Alphington. Teignmouth are up a place to 3rd as they won 1-0 away at Bovey Tracey and the University of Exeter are also up a place, to 4th, after an equally narrow 1-0 win at home to Brixham. Appledore still have games in hand but failed to really cut the gap as they were held to a 2-2 draw away at Exwick Villa whilst it was also a draw at Foxhole as Totnes & Dartington and Liverton United collected a point each from a 1-1 draw. Bottom side Okehampton Argyle are still looking for a first win of the season and today they were soundly beaten as they went down 0-8 away at the fast improving Newton Abbot Spurs who climbed a place to 12th. Just one game fell victim to the weather with Crediton United v Axminster Town adding to the list of postponements this season.
SATURDAY 20th FEBRUARY
Devon Premier Cup: A great day for East Division sides today in the County Cup with all 3 in action winning through to the semi finals. Appledore needed extra time to beat Plymouth & West Devon side Roborough 1-0 and earn a meeting with either Buckland Athletic Reserves or Elmore next month. Newton Abbot Spurs also played a team from the Plymouth & West Devon League but made short work of the challenge as they beat Plymouth Marjons by a 4-0 margin. Spurs will have a local derby with Teignmouth in their semi final after the Teigns edged past North Devon League side Braunton. The match ended 1-1 after extra time before the Teigns won the penalty shoot out for the 2nd round running to progress.
SWP East: There were just three East matches played although with a game on Friday night and three sides on Cup duty that was not such a bad return. Galmpton United were the highest team in action and they carried on their recent good form as they climbed two places to 3rd after a 2-1 win at home to Axminster Town. Alphington also climbed a place into the Top 6 as they won the Exeter Derby, 3-0 away at Exwick Villa in a match postponed from Boxing Day. Brixham were the days biggest winners as they came from behind to beat bottom of the table Okehampton Argyle 4-1 and climb two places to 10th in the table.
FRIDAY 19th FEBRUARY
SWP East: St Martins are now 5 points clear at the top of the East Division table after winning 3-0 away to Liverton United in this Friday Night fixture played in front of 108 spectators at Devon Counnty FA’s HQ in Newton Abbot. Liverto remain one place off the bottom of the table but still have an 8 point cushion over the bottom placed side.
SATURDAY 13th FEBRUARY
SWP East: After 14 days without a game played in any of the three divisions, Galmpton United at least did their part to keep the action happening as they staged the days only league game and were rewarded for their efforts with a 5-2 win over Exwick Villa in front of an above average crowd. Galmpton’s win was enough to lift them one place in the table, above Axminster and into 5th spot.
SATURDAY 30th JANUARY
SWP East: Just three of the scheduled nine matches were played today but they did include 3 of the top 5 in the table being in action. 2nd placed Tiverton Town had a 3-0 win away at Axminster Town which sees the Tivvy close the gap on leaders St Martins to just 2 points. Axminster were 4th but drop a place to 5th as the University of Exeter overtook them in the table after a 3-0 away win of their own at Budleigh Salterton. Brixham carried on there improved form with a 3-1 win at home to Appledore at Wall Park with the hosts climbing three places in the table to 12th.
SATURDAY 23rd JANUARY
SWP East: Four more East games were played today but that number included one game that was not even scheduled! With both Liverton losing their game at the University and Bovey Tracey their home game with Budleigh Salterton to the wet weather the two agreed at short notice to play each other at the playable Halford ground. Livertons efforts were rewarded with a seasons best crowd of 57 but they gained no points as the visitors scored in stoppage time to win 2-1. Leaders St Martins were held to a 2-2 draw away at Brixham which allowed Tiverton Town Reserves to cut the deficit to 5 points as they won 2-0 away at Newton Abbot Spurs. Exwick Villa climbed into the top ten of the table as they beat bottom side Okehampton Argyle by a 2-1 margin at the Sports Hub.
SATURDAY 16th JANUARY
SWP East: After two complete weeks of wash-outs today saw the first action of 2016 as four of the nine games survived the weather. The highest placed team in action were Axminster Town but they remain in 4th place after being held to a 1-1 draw at home by Budleigh Salterton. Galmpton United climbed a place into the Top 6 with a 3-1 win at home to the University of Exeter whilst Appledore also climbed a place, to 8th, after a 4-2 win at home to Sidmouth Town. Brixham and Alphington shared six goals at Wall Park in an entertaining 3-3 draw.
BOXING DAY 26th DECEMBER
SWP East: Just three East Division games survived the wet weather but all three provided close contests in front of good crowds. Teignmouth missed the chance to close the gap on league leaders St Martins as they were beaten for just the 2nd time this season with Newton Abbot Spurs winning 2-1 at Coombe Valley. Galmpton United climbed two places to 7th after they beat neighbours Brixham also by a 2-1 margin and at Greenway Lane it was also 2-1 as hosts Budleigh Salterton beat visiting Sidmouth Town in the Jurassic Coast derby.
SATURDAY 19th DECEMBER
SWP East: The wet weather caused multiple postponements today with just one East Division match surviving the monsoons. Leaders St Martins hosted Axminster Town at Minster Park but lost 2-3 in a game that saw both sides end with 10 men. St Martins remain 5 points clear at the top but challengers have games in hand. Axminster meanwhile climbed two places to 4th with the victory.
SATURDAY 12th DECEMBER
Devon Premier Cup: Newton Abbot Spurs made no mistake second time around as they returned to Devon & Exeter League Seaton Town following last weeks abandonment and won 2-0 with a goal in each half and despite having a player sent off they booked a last eight home tie with Plymouth Marjons in the new year.
SWP East: With only Newton Spurs on Cup duty and Crediton the odd team out, a full 8 games were played in the East Division today. Leaders St Martins are now 5 points clear after they won 3-0 away at Totnes & Dartington with second placed Teignmouth held to a 1-1 draw away at a Galmpton United side under the management of Tony Bowker for the first time. Tiverton Town in 3rd place closed the gap with still games in hand as they won 2-1 away at Sidmouth Town. The University of Exeter climbed a place to 4th as they ended their 2015 fixtures with a 4-0 win away at bottom of the table Okehampton Argyle. Also climbing up a place are Alphington who are now 5th after beating Appledore 2-1 at The Chronicles, the visitors suffering a first league defeat since the very opening day of the campaign. Exwick Villa had a 4-2 home win over Bovey Tracey and also enjoying home comforts were Brixham who beat Budleigh Salterton 2-0 at Wall Park. Lowly Liverton United pulled 8 points clear of bottom spot after winning 3-2 away at an Axminster Town side who had not lost at there new Tiger Way ground since September.
SATURDAY 5th DECEMBER
SWP East: The East Division was the least affected by the Cups as 5 games saw 10 sides in league action today. Leaders St Martins stretched the lead at the top to 3 points with a 2-0 win at home to Brixham whith the only other leading sides in action being at Topsham Road where the University of Exeter climbed two places to 5th after a 4-1 win over 4th placed Axminster Town. Crediton United climbed a place to 9th after edging a 4-3 win at home to Bovey Tracey and Sidmouth Town climbed three places to 11th after a 3-0 win away at Liverton United. Bottom side Okehampton Argyle are still looking for a first win of the season but they collected a point today with a 2-2 draw at home to Exwick Villa.
Devon Premier Cup: Not a great day in the Premier Cup it must be said, just two sides through to the last 8 and one of those, Teignmouth, came through an all league affair where they won on penalties at Budleigh Salterton. Appledore had a 4-2 win at home to North Devon League side Ilfracombe Town and those two could still be joined by Newton Abbot Spurs who were drawing 2-2 away at Seaton Town when the match was abandoned for bad light. Crashing out of the Cup are Tiverton Town who ended with just 9 men as they lost 1-3 at neighbours Elmore. Galmpton United are also out after losing on penalties to South Devon League side Buckland Athletic Reserves.
SATURDAY 28th NOVEMBER
Walter C Parson Cup: The East Divisions final two survivors were both knocked out of the Cup this afternoon. Appledore crashed out 0-4 away at West Division leaders Mousehole whilst the University of Exeter put up a tremendous fight before losing to Premier side St Austell 2-3 after extra time at Topsham Road.
Devon Premier Cup: Crediton United finally got to play their well overdue 2nd Round tie as they hosted Elmore but exited the Cup after a 2-4 defeat, Tiverton Town will now travel cross town to Elmore in the 3rd round of the same Cup next Saturday.
SWP East: All six East games survived the wet weather with Teignmouth in 2nd place moving level on points with leaders St Martins after winning 2-0 away at Exwick Villa. Tiverton Town remain 3rd after a narrow 1-0 win at lowly Liverton United and Axminster Town remain 4th after they had a 3-0 win over Bovey Tracey at Tiger Way. Alphington continued there good foirm under there new management with a 3-0 win away at Galmpton United whilst Sidmouth Town climbed a place to 14th after a narrow 3-2 win at home to bottom of the table Okehampton Argyle. The days highest scorers were Brixham who enjoyed a 6-0 win at home to Totnes & Dartington with the win lifting them above their opponents today and into 15th spot.
TUESDAY 24th NOVEMBER
Walter C Parson Cup: Tavistock progressed to the last eight of the league cup competition after a 4-1 win over East Division side Newton Abbot Spurs tonight at Langsford Park.
SATURDAY 21st NOVEMBER
Devon Premier Cup: Four delayed ties were finally resolved today with three East clubs progressing to the next round. Teignmouth had a 3-0 win away at Devon & Exeter side Topsham Town but Sidmouth Town are out after losing 2-1 away at Seaton Town. Two all league affairs saw Tiverton Town win 2-0 at the University of Exeter whilst Galmpton United won 1-0 at Bovey Tracey.
SWP East: With the Premier Cup causing fixture knock on’s there were just 4 league games today but all 4 survived the weather. Budleigh Salterton were the highest team in action with a 4-2 win away at bottom of the table Okehampton Argyle lifting the Robins into 8th place. Crediton United also had a 4-2 win away from home with a victory at Brixham and the away theme continued for Totnes & Dartington who climbed two places after a 3-2 win at Liverton United. Newton Abbot Spurs were the only home side to taste victory with there 3-1 win over Exwick Villa lifting them two places to 11th in the league table.
SATURDAY 14th NOVEMBER
Devon Premier Cup: Only Newton Abbot Spurs were able to get there delayed County Cup tie played but they were rewarded with a 2-0 win over South Devon League side and former winners Watcombe Wanderers. Spurs reward is a tie next month against either Seaton Town or Sidmouth Town.
Walter C Parson Cup: Helston Athletic grabbed a pair of late goals to win 4-3 away at East Division Teignmouth this afternoon. Trailling 2-3 and down to 10 men they levelled in the 88th and scored an injury time penalty to become the first side to book a place in the last eight.
SWP East: Just two league games survived the weather with Axminster Towns new Tiger Way pitch again holding up well as they hosted Totnes & Dartington with the Tigers romping to a 7-0 win. At Alphington new manangers Mark Taylor & Danny Burwood started life in the hot seat with a 2-0 win at home to league leaders St Martins, just the second defeat of the season for the Minstermen.
SATURDAY 7th NOVEMBER
Devon Premier Cup: Just two East sides were able to play today with both being in County Cup action. Appledore had a 5-2 win away at North Devon League side Torridgeside whilst Budleigh Salterton had a 7-0 win away at Devon & Exeter League outfit Beer Albion.
SATURDAY 31st OCTOBER
SWP East: A full programme of 9 East games were all played this weekend as 8 more games were completed this afternoon. The top trio of sides in the table all had home wins to leave the title picture unchanged. Leaders St Martins needed a late winner to edge past Totnes & Dartington 4-3 at Minster Park whilst 2nd placed Teignmouth had a 5-1 home win over Axminster Town and completing the trio were Tiverton Town who had a 3-2 home success over Sidmouth Town. 4th placed Appledore lost ground though as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Marshford by visiting Alphington. The University of Exeter climbed a place to 5th after a 3-1 home win over bottom of the table Okehampton Argyle. Highest scorers of the day were Galmpton United who beat Bovey Tracey in another home victory. Two sides gaining their points on the road were Brixham who ended a run of defeats with a 3-1 success at Budleigh Salterton and Exwick Villa who had a 3-2 win away at Liverton United.
FRIDAY 30th OCTOBER
SWP East: Crediton United leap-frogged there Friday Night opponents in the league table after winning 2-0 over Newton Abbot Spurs. A goal in each half gave the Kyrton the maximum points at Lords Meadow.
WEDNESDAY 28th OCTOBER
SWP East: Leaders St Martins pulled themselves 3 points clear at the Top of the East table after winning this midweeks only league fixture. The Minster-Men were 4-1 winners away at Bovey Tracey in a game taht was the first time they had met at Mill Marsh Park as St Martins joined the SWP last season when the hosts were in the Premier Division.
SATURDAY 24th OCTOBER
SWP East: Leaders St Martins failed to win for just the second time this season as they were held to a goalless draw at home by 17th placed Liverton United. There was another 0-0 draw today as well which saw two of the top 6 sides share the spoils as Axminster Town and Appledore had a stalemate at Tiger Way. The two big winners today were Teignmouth who draw level on points with the leaders after a 2-1 win at home to Bovey Tracey and Tiverton Town who climbed two places to 3rd after a 5-0 win at home to Galmpton United. The University of Exeter are back in contention as there 4-2 win at home to Crediton United lifts the Students up three places and into the Top Six. Elsewhere manager-less Alphington got back to winning ways with a 2-1 home win over Okehampton Argyle, Exwick Villa ended a run of heavy defeats with 3 points and a clean-sheet from a 1-0 win at home to Budleigh Salterton whilst Sidmouth Town gained an away day win with a 3-2 verdict at Brixham.
FRIDAY 23rd OCTOBER
SWP East: Totnes & Dartington had a 3-2 win over Newton Abbot Spurs in this Friday night fixture which was played under the floodlights of the Devon FA HQ in Newton Abbot as the Tot’s home fixture. As well as picking up the 3 points on the pitch the game also saw a healthy Friday Night crowd of 151.
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY 20th & 21st OCTOBER
SWP East: Two midweek games this week and both saw home victories. Axminster Town had a 2-1 win over managerless Alphington with the Tigers climbing to 4th in the table with the maximum points. Crediton United had a 5-2 win at home to Brixham although the Kyrton failed to climb the table.
SATURDAY 17th OCTOBER
SWP East: With many East sides on Cup duty today their were just three league fixtures played. The highest placed team in action were Budleigh Salterton but they fell to a 1-4 defeat at home to a Galmpton United side that rose 4 places in the league table to 5th spot. Both of the other games saw sides in the bottom 3 gain much needed wins. Liverton United had just a 2nd win of the season with a 3-2 verdict away at Alphington with Liverton now 5 points clear of bottom of the table Okehampton Argyle. Totnes & Dartington stay in 16th but recorded a third win of the campaign as they won 4-2 at home to Sidmouth Town.
WEDNESDAY 14th OCTOBER
SWP East: Two games tonight with 13 goals scored ! Appledore stretched their unbeaten league run to 9 games with a 4-2 win away at Bovey Tracey with the North Devon side climbing a place to 3rd in the table. Budleigh Salterton climbed 4 places to 5th in the table as they recorded the highest East Division scoreline of the season so far with a 7-0 win at home to bottom of the table Okehampton Argyle.
SATURDAY 10th OCTOBER
Devon Premier Cup: 17 of the 18 East sides were involved in the County Cup today with the University of Exeter having already booked their place in the next round last weekend. A total of 10 more East sides will join the Students in the next round after wins today. Of today’s 10 victors three came with wins over Devon & Exeter League opposition as St Martins had a 7-1 romp away at Beer Albion, Crediton United had a 5-0 home success over Feniton and Newton Abbot Spurs were 3-1 winners against Sidbury United. Two sides progressed with wins over teams from the South Devon League with Galmpton United winning 6-0 at home to Waldon Athletic whilst Sidmouth Town were 2-0 winners away at Kingsteignton. Appledore progressed thanks to 3-2 win at home to West Division Holsworthy. Four ties saw East clubs face each other with Tiverton Town enjoying their trip to Exwick Villa as they won 9-0 at the Sports Hub. Budleigh Salterton needed extra time to beat Axminster Town 3-2 at Greenway Lane, Teignmouth were 4-1 winners at home to Brixham whilst Bovey Tracey won 4-2 away at Totnes & Dartington. A trio of sides were beaten by opposition from the local leagues though as Alphington lost 2-0 at Topsham Town, Okehampton Argyle went out 4-1 away at Torridgeside and Liverton United exited after a narrow 1-0 loss away at former winners Watcombe Wanderers.
SATURDAY 3rd OCTOBER
FA Vase: The East Divisions last survivor in the Vase, Crediton United, exited after losing 1-2 at home to higher league Bishop Sutton of the Western League First Division.
Devon Premier Cup: The University of Exeter are safely through in the County Cup a week early as they played Newton St Cyres today instead of next week as Newtown share the same pitch and were also drawn at home in the cup. The Students ran out 5-1 winners over the Devon & Exeter Premier league hosts.
SWP East: With 2 sides on Cup duty, all the remaining 16 played in the league today. Leaders St Martins got back to winning ways after last weeks first defeat of the season with a 6-1 win at bottom side Okehampton Argyle. Teignmouth remain in 2nd after they had a 2-0 win at home to Budleigh Salterton but 3rd placed Bovey Tracey slid down the table after losing 1-2 at home to the fast improving Axminster Town who are now 7th. Tiverton Town are up into 3rd after they won 2-0 away at Brixham and Appledore are also up a place to 4th as they had a 6-1 home win over Exwick Villa. Elsewhere it was a day for home sides as Sidmouth Town had the highest score with a 7-2 victory over Liverton United, Galmpton United had a 2-1 home success in a South Devon Derby with Totnes & Dartington and Newton Abbot Spurs were also 2-1 Home winners as they beat Alphington at the Recreation Ground.
WEDNESDAY 30th SEPTEMBER
SWP East: Two midweek East matches played tonight with Bovey Tracey climbing fully five places from 8th to 3rd after a narrow 1-0 win at home to Brixham which puts the Moorlanders firmly in contention at the top. Axminster Town recorded a 2nd straight league win with a 5-0 victory at home to Crediton United with the Tiger Way club climbing 4 places to 9th and into the Top half of the table.
SATURDAY 26th SEPTEMBER
SWP East: All 18 sides were in league action today but the spread of sides winning was rather unique. Not one of the Top 6 won and not one of the bottom 4 collected a single point, meaning 7 winners were from the 8 sides between 7th and 14th in this mornings table! Budleigh Salterton were the highest placed side to win as they climbed into the top 6 with a 2-1 win over St Martins with the Robins becoming the first side to defeat the league leaders. Alphington scored their first goals in 5 games as they won 3-2 away at Totnes & Dartington and it was also a 3-2 away win for Bovey Tracey who collected the points at Sidmouth Town. Crediton United got back to winning ways with a 4-2 win away at bottom of the table Okehampton Argyle. Completing the away day victors were Axminster Town who had maximum points from a 4-1 win at Liverton United. Newton Abbot Spurs had home advantage for their win as they beat Brixham 6-1 at the Recreation Ground with Exwick Villa completing the 7 winners with a 3-2 home win over Galmpton United. Two matches ended in draws as Appledore and Teignmouth drew 2-2 at Marshford whilst form team the University of Exeter met unbeaten opponents Tiverton Town and the 1-1 result kept both teams runs going.
WEDNESDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER
SWP East: Bottom side Okehampton Argyle got back onto the pitch tonight as they played away at Bovey Tracey, having forfeited last weekends Cup tie, whilst their were positives that did not stop them going down to a 3-1 defeat with Bovey Tracey climbing into the top half of the table as a result. Budleigh Salterton drew 1-1 at home to Axminster Town in an East Devon derby at Greenway Lane.
TUESDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER
SWP East: Galmpton United ran out 3-0 winners away at Crediton United in tonight’s only East Division fixture. The visitors maximum points lift them two places in the table and into the Top Six.
SATURDAY 19th SEPTEMBER
Walter C Parson Funeral Directors League Cup: Twenty more First round ties played today with the winners joining the 9 Premier sides exempt, the two Premier sides who won on Friday night and West side Millbrook, who had a walk over, in next months second round. Three ties were all Premier Division affairs with Cullompton Rangers winning 4-2 after extra time at Elburton Villa, Callington Town also won away with a 2-1 victory at Launceston and Tavistock had a 2-1 home win over Torpoint Athletic.
Their were five all East Division ties which saw Crediton United win 2-0 away at Alphington to set up a mouth watering Friday night clash with Witheridge. Appledore won 4-2 at Axminster Town in the first league cup tie played at Tiger Way. St Martins edged past Galmpton United on penalties after a 2-2 draw, Tiverton Town had a comfortable 4-0 home win over Budleigh Salterton and they will host University of Exeter in the next round as the Students had a 5-1 home win over Sidmouth Town. Their were just 3 all West encounters with Mousehole beating Illogan by a 6-0 margin at Trungle Parc, Dobwalls won 3-2 away at Penzance and Wendron United set up a trip to St Austell after winning 3-1 at home to Sticker.
Three ties saw Premier sides play opposition from Division One with one side being giant-killed as Exwick Villa won on penalties away at Stoke Gabriel after a 2-2 draw. Helston Athletic had to work hard for their 1-0 win at neighbours Porthleven to earn a home tie with another derby opponent in Falmouth Town. Camelford had a much smoother passage in the next round with a 4-0 win at Vospers Oak Villa.
That left six East v West ties with honours even as three from each division progressed. The East winners saw plenty of goals as Teignmouth beat Wadebridge Town 6-0 at Home, Newton Abbot Spurs also had home advantage for their 6-2 win over Bude Town but Brixham had a good win as they beat Plymouth Argyle Reserves 3-1 at Seale Hayne. The three West sides to win were Holsworthy who beat Bovey Tracey 2-1 at Upcott Field, Liskeard Athletic had a high scoring 6-3 win over Totnes & Dartington at Lux Park and Plymstock United returned to an old East opponent in Liverton United and went through on penalties after a 1-1 draw at Halford.
WEDNESDAY 16th SEPTEMBER
SWP East: Two games in the East Division tonight with two winners both climbing into the Top 4. The University of Exeter are up into 3rd after they Won 2-1 away at Axminster Town with the Students enjoying their annual “freshers” week. Up into 4th are Tiverton Town Reserves who took all 3 points with a late goal giving them a narrow 1-0 win at home to Newton Abbot Spurs.
SATURDAY 12th SEPTEMBER
SWP East: A full programme of nine East games today saw all 18 sides in action. Leaders St Martins had to come from behind to beat Bovey Tracey 2-1 at home and extend their winning start to eight matches. Closest rivals Teignmouth however dropped points as they were held to a 1-1 draw away at bottom of the table Okehampton Argyle. Appledore are upto 3rd after they leap-frogged today’s opponents Budleigh Salterton with a 2-0 win at Marshford. The University of Exeter also climbed as they won 2-1 away at Sidmouth Town and Tiverton Town are up two mplaces to 5th after a narrow 1-0 win away at Alphington. Two sides had identical 4-2 home victories with both Galmpton United beating Newton Abbot Spurs and Crediton United victorious against Liverton United. Exwick Villa ended a run without a win as they edged a 2-1 victory away at Totnes & Dartington whilst Axminster Town who had just 1 win 4 days ago are now up to 3 victories as they followed up Wednesday nights win at home to Okehampton with a 2-1 win away at Brixham this afternoon.
WEDNESDAY 9th SEPTEMBER
SWP East: Three floodlit games tonight with plenty of goals as 18 were scored at an average of 6 a game. Leading the way were Teignmouth who had a 5-1 win away at Budleigh Salterton to close the gap on leaders St Martins to a single point. At the other end of the table a late goal gave Axminster Town a 4-3 win at home to bottom side Okehampton Argyle and there was also a late winner at Bovey Tracey where the University of Exeter ran out 3-2 victors.
SATURDAY 5th SEPTEMBER
FA Vase: Two East teams were in the Vase today but both exited the competition as Bovey Tracey lost 0-2 away at Premier side St Blazey and Budleigh Salterton lost 3-5 at home to Welton Rovers who ply their trade 2 steps higher in the pyramid in the Western League Premier. One East side is still involved as Crediton United had a bye in today’s stage.
SWP East: St martins made it seven wins from seven games with a late winner away at near neighbours Exwick Villa giving them a 2-1 verdict. Teignmouth remain 4 points behind as they won 3-1 at home to Liverton United but Alphington slipped off the pace as they went down 0-3 at home to Brixham. Appledore climbed the table after a seven goal thriller gave them a 4-3 win away at Sidmouth Town, also winning away from home were Totnes & Dartington who had a 3-2 win at managerless Okehampton Argyle. Newton Abbot Spurs had home advantage in their victory as they beat Axminster Town 4-2. One match ended in a draw as the University of Exeter and Galmpton United was goalless at Topsham Road.
FRIDAY 4th SEPTEMBER
SWP East: Tiverton Town Reserves who are new in the East Division this season remain unbeaten as they won 4-2 away at Crediton United tonight. Tivvy have now won 3 and drawn 2 of their 5 games since being promoted in the summer.
TUESDAY 1st SEPTEMBER
SWP East: Crediton United followed up last Saturdays first win of the season with another maximum points haul this evening as they romped to a 5-0 win at home to Sidmouth Town under the Lords Meadow floodlights.
MONDAY 31st AUGUST
SWP East: Three East games played on the Bank Holiday Monday saw 18 goals scored with Tiverton Town leading the way as they beat Okehampton Argyle 5-2 at Ladysmead. Bovey Tracey came from behind to beat Exwick Villa by a 4-1 margin at Mill Marsh park whilst at Coombe Valley, hosts Teignmouth had to share the points with the University of Exeter after an entertaining 3-3 draw.
SATURDAY 29th AUGUST
SWP East: Leaders St Martins are now 5 points clear at the top as they won their 6th straight match with a 3-2 win away at Galmpton United. Their nearest rivals were Alphington but they lost 0-1 away today at Teignmouth who draw level with the Alphas on 13 points, and they are both joined by Budleigh Salterton who had a 3-0 home win over Exwick Villa at Greenway Lane. Two sides collected their first wins of the season with Tiverton Town recording a first win in the league as they beat Axminster Town 5-0 at Ladysmead. Crediton United picked up their win with a 3-2 success at home to Totnes & Dartington. The remaining trio of matches all saw home wins with Appledore beating Brixham 4-2 at Marshford, Sidmouth Town had a 4-1 home sucess over Newton Abbot Spurs and the University of Exeter carried on from their midweek win with a 3-1 home victory over Bovey Tracey.
WEDNESDAY 26th AUGUST
SWP East: The last of the 6.30pm early evening kick offs of the early season period was played at Alphington tonight with the hosts winning 2-0 against visiting Crediton United to close the gap on leaders St Martins to just two points.
TUESDAY 25th AUGUST
SWP East: Only one of three games scheduled was played tonight as the weather caused postponements for both Liverton v St Martins and for Newton Abbot Spurs v Galmpton United. The one match that was played was the Jurassic Derby as East Devon coastal side Sidmouth Town hosted neighbours Axminster Town. The visitors won 2-1 to record their first win of the new season and climb off the bottom of the East table.
MONDAY 24th AUGUST
SWP East: Monday nights match saw the University of Exeter claim a first win of the season as they won 2-0 away at an Exwick Villa side who themselves were beaten for the first time this term.
SATURDAY 22nd AUGUST
SWP East: Just seven matches in the East today as Sidmouth had a requested day off and three other sides could not play at home – Exwick Villa, Newton Abbot Spurs & Tiverton Town. The game of the day saw St Martins extend their start to the season to 5 straight wins with a 3-1 victory over previously unbeaten Teignmouth. Galmpton United also lost their unbeaten tag as they lost 1-3 at home to a Budleigh Salterton side who have collected 10 points from 5 outings so far. Alphington are also into double figures points wise as they had a 3-0 win away at Okehampton Argyle to stretch an unbeaten run to four games. Highest scorers of the day were Brixham who scored 6 as they won 6-3 at pointless Axminster Town. Brixham had scored just one goal in the last three outings combined. Two South Devon sides had home wins over East Devon opposition as Bovey Tracey beat Crediton United 3-2 and Liverton United beat the University of Exeter 2-0. One game ended in a draw as Appledore and Totnes & Dartington was a goalless stalemate at Marshford.
WEDNESDAY 19th AUGUST
SWP East: Four early evening kick offs survived the damp weather tonight with Teignmouth leading the way as they Won 3-1 away at Totnes & Dartington to climb into 2nd place with 10 points, only behind St Martins in the table with the two due to meet on Saturday at Minster Park. Alphington had an identical 3-1 scoreline as they won there first home contest of the season against Axminster Town whilst Appledore had to come from behind to win 2-1 away at Okehampton Argyle. One game ended all square as Brixham and Bovey Tracey drew 1-1 at Wall Park Road.
TUESDAY 18th AUGUST
SWP East: Two more games in the East tonight with sides at the Top & Bottom in action. At the very top, St Martins made it 4 Wins from 4 outings with a 3-1 win at home to previously unbeaten Budleigh Salterton whilst at the other end of the table Liverton United came from 1-3 down to draw 3-3 away at Newton Abbot Spurs to earn there first point of the new campaign.
MONDAY 17th AUGUST
SWP East: Exwick Villa dropped there first points of the season tonight as they were held to a 1-1 draw at the Sports Hub by visitors Crediton United who picked up a first point of the season themselves. Across the City at the University of Exeter the Students lost 0-3 at home to Sidmouth Town with the Vikings recording a second win in three games so far.
SATURDAY 15th AUGUST
SWP East: Taking into account the Friday night game at Crediton, there was a full house of league action this weekend. Only Exwick Villa of today’s winners were able to match St Martins as the only 100% sides left though, as many sides lost proud records today. Exwick Villa were 2-0 winners away at Brixham this afternoon. Bovey Tracey lost there unbeaten tag as they were beaten 0-2 at home by a Totnes & Dartington side who had lost there opening two fixtures. Sidmouth Town also suffered a first defeat as they went down 1-3 away at Teignmouth. There are a trio of sides all on 7 points from 3 matches with Budleigh Salterton dropping there first points but remaining unbeaten after drawing 1-1 at home to new boys Tiverton Town. Both Galmpton United and Teignmouth had victories today to move onto 7 points, Galmpton winning 2-1 away at lowly Liverton United and Teignmouth 3-1 victors at home to Sidmouth Town. Appledore had a first win of the new season with a 2-0 success over Axminster Town at Marshford whilst Newton Abbot Spurs had a second away win so far with a 4-1 victory at Okehampton Argyle. The University of Exeter collected there first point of the season as they drew 3-3 at home to local rivals Alphington.
FRIDAY 14th AUGUST
SWP East: St Martins made it three wins on the trot to open the new season with a 3-1 success away at Crediton United in this Friday nighter at Lords Meadow. The hosts were the last of the 55 clubs in the league to get there season started having had a requested blank date last weekend.
WEDNESDAY 12th AUGUST
SWP East: Three more early evening kick off’s tonight, with each of the three winners claiming there first wins of the new season. Biggest scorers were Galmpton United who won 6-1 away at Totnes & Dartington, Alphington had a 4-0 win, also on the Road, as they won at Liverton United whilst Teignmouth had home advantage as they beat Brixham 1-0 at Coombe Valley.
TUESDAY 11th AUGUST
SWP East: Two East games played tonight with St Martins the big winners as they had a 6-0 victory over Okehampton Argyle at Minster Park which puts them top with 2 wins from 2 outings so far. Bovey Tracey played there first game of the season, and there first back in the East Division, and they got off to a good start with a 3-0 win away at Newton Abbot Spurs in a South Devon Derby. played in front of a good crowd of 121 at the Recreation Ground.
MONDAY 10th AUGUST
SWP East: Budleigh Salterton followed up Saturdays win at home to Totnes & Dartington with a 4-2 success away at the University of Exeter tonight. The Robins have scored nine times in the opening two matches and seem to be enjoying life under new management.
SATURDAY 8th AUGUST
SWP East: New boys Tiverton Town Reserves started life at Step 7 with a 1-1 draw as they hosted Teignmouth at Ladysmead in the opening round of games. The draw in Mid-Devon was not the only stalemate as on the South Coast Galmpton United drew 3-3 with there opponents Okehampton Argyle. Five sides did record opening day wins though with two of them doing so on the Road. Newton Abbot Spurs won a 7 goal thriller 4-3 at Appledore for one of the furthest trips of the division whilst Exwick Villa had a 2-0 away win without leaving Exeter as they were in action at the University of Exeter. Three sides had home wins with Budleigh Salterton top scoring in the whole league with a 5-0 victory at home to Totnes & Dartington. Brixham had a 3-1 home win at Wall Park Road over Liverton United and it was also 3-1 at Sidmouth Town where the Vikings beat visiting Alphington.
FRIDAY 7th AUGUST
SWP East: Axminster Town played there first true “Home” game in just over two years as they were in league action at there splendid Tiger Way ground for the first time tonight. Off the pitch the night was a success with a bumper crowd of 263 to see the Tigers in action but on the pitch things were not so good as they were beaten 3-1 by visiting St Martins.