MONDAY 6th MAY
SWP East: The final league game of the season was played today with Elmore and Bovey Tracey playing out an entertaining 2-2 draw at Horsdon Park. Bovey only need to avoid a defeat of epic proportions to secure runners-up whilst Elmore just missed out on 4th place as they needed a final day victory.
SATURDAY 4th MAY
SWP East: Five of the last Six East Division matches of the season were played today with Stoke Gabriel ending the season with a 3-3 draw away at Sidmouth Town before being presented with the East Division Championship trophy at the final whistle. Bovey Tracey are as good as Runners-Up after they drew 1-1 away at Ilfracombe Town, just 2 days after the Devon Premier Cup victory, Bovey play at Elmore on Monday and can only be denied Runners-Up if they lose by 24 goals ! Brixham had a 1-0 win at home to Elmore which secures 3rd place but Torridgeside are not certain of 4th, the final prize money place, as they lost 2-5 at home to St Martins and can be denied by an Elmore win in Monday’s match with Bovey Tracey. The University of Exeter had a high scoring 15-0 win to end the campaign as they hosted bottom of the table Liverton United at Topsham Road.
THURSDAY 2nd MAY
Devon Premier Cup: Bovey Tracey lifted the County Cup at Coach Road, Newton Abbot tonight after a thrilling 5-4 victory over fellow East Division side Torridgeside. The tie went the full two hours as it was tied at 3-3 after the normal 90 minutes with the Moorlanders just edging home in the additional half an hours play.
WEDNESDAY 1st MAY
SWP East: Elmore kept alive the chance of a Top Three finish with a 5-1 win from the tricky away midweek trip to Waldon Athletic who were playing the last game of their season. The Eagles still have two outings left and could yet over-haul Brixham who currently sit in 3rd, especially as the next outing is indeed away at Brixham on Saturday.
TUESDAY 30th APRIL
SWP East: In tonight’s only game, Crediton United climbed a place to 10th in the table after collecting an away point in their final outing of the season. St Martins drew 1-1 with Kirton at Minster Park with the Saints still having one more game to play to complete their season on Saturday.
SATURDAY 27th APRIL
SWP East: With a week still to go in the East season, the title destination was decided today with Stoke Gabriel getting over the line, without even kicking a ball! The Railwaymen could have only been denied by Bovey Tracey but the Moorlanders lost 1-4 at Home to Elmore this afternoon which means Stoke will go into their final game of the season, at Sidmouth Town next Saturday, with the title in the bag. The Bovey Tracey result also means they still need a point to secure runner-up position as they could still be caught by a Brixham side who beat Sidmouth Town 2-1 at Wall Park today. Torridgeside warmed up for the Devon Premier Cup final on Thursday by winning 2-0 away at the University of Exeter which retains 4th spot for the North Devon outfit. Elsewhere Teignmouth completed the season with a 4-2 win at home to Alphington, Crediton United had a 2-1 win at home to Axminster Town and Waldon Athletic got back to winning ways with a 5-2 win at home to Budleigh Salterton.
WEDNESDAY 24th APRIL
SWP East: Two games tonight, with both of the victors climbing a place in the table. Brixham won 2-1 away at Alphington which was enough to return them to third in the table whilst Elmore completed a quick-fire “double” over Crediton United, having won away on Good Friday they had a 3-1 win in the return outing at Horsdon Park and that pushes the Eagles up a place to 5th.
TUESDAY 23rd APRIL
SWP East: After a busy Easter spell their was just one match in the entire league on Tuesday night with Sidmouth Town making the long midweek trip to Waldon Athletic. The visiting Vikings edged a close contest to record a 3-2 win but remain in 9th place in the table, with two matches remaining.
EASTER MONDAY 22nd APRIL
SWP East: Stoke Gabriel are within touching distance of the East title after the Railwaymen won their last home game of the season by a 4-0 margin against Ilfracombe Town. They need a single point to be sure of the title as a defeat at Sidmouth in their last outing, couple with Bovey Tracey winning their remaining games would see them miss out on goal difference. Bovey Tracey duly won today to keep it all alive with a 4-1 win away at Honiton Town and they have 3 games remaining, and will also have one eye on picking up at least another point to be assured of at least Runners-Up place. Torridgeside climbed a place to 3rd in the table this afternoon as the North Devon side ran out 6-2 winners away at bottom of the table Liverton United.
SATURDAY 20th APRIL
SWP East: With most sides having played on Good Friday there was just one East Division game today and that saw Ilfracombe Town win 5-2 away at the University of Exeter which pushed thde blue-birds up a place in the league table to 7th spot.
GOOD FRIDAY 19th APRIL
SWP East: Stoke Gabriel moved to within 4 points of the East title today with a 3-0 win at home to local rivals Waldon Athletic and they now know a win and a draw from their last two outings will get them over the line despite whatever nearest rivals Bovey Tracey can do in their last 4 outings. Bovey however did all they could today as they top scored with a 9-2 win at home to bottom of the table Liverton United. In fact it was more like a Goal hunt than an Easter Egg hunt today as 42 goals were scored in just 7 East matches. Teignmouth were involved in another 11 goal thriller, Bovey had won 9-2 but the Teigns had a 7-4 victory from their home game with Newton Abbot Spurs. Honiton Town also hit 7 goals as they shocked Axminster Town 7-2 at Mountbatten Park and they had led 7-0 until a late rally from the Tigers. Elsewhere a trio of sides had more normal scorelines but still picked up the same three points. St Martins were 2-1 winners at Alphington, Sidmouth Town also won 2-1 with their outing at Budleigh Salterton and Elmore had a 2-0 win from their trip to Crediton United.
TUESDAY 16th APRIL
SWP East: Leaders Stoke Gabriel picked up a very important 2-1 win away at Elmore tonight to move 9 points clear at the top of the table and within sight of the finishing line. The Railwaymen need a maximum of 7 points from their remaining three matches, less if Bovey Tracey with 5 games to go drop any points themselves. Axminster Town in 5th place had a 3-1 win away at local rivals Sidmouth Town in a Jurrasic Coast derby whilst Teignmouth top scored with a 9-0 thrashing of bottom side Liverton United at Coombe Valley. One game ended all square as the South Devon Derby between Walson Athletic and Newton Abbot Spurs ended in a 3-3 draw at Windmill Hill.
SATURDAY 13th APRIL
SWP East: With leaders Stoke Gabriel inactive today the focus was on Brixham and Bovey Tracey in 2nd and 3rd who faced each other at Wall Park. In front on another good crowd the visitors notched a 2-0 win which lifts them above Brixham and into 2nd place. Bovey Tracey are now 6 points behind leaders Stoke Gabriel but still have one more game in hand, so potentially the title race could still run and run. Torridgeside in 4th place kept up their fine form with a 4-2 win away at Alphington and behind them 5th placed Axminster Town had a 5-0 win away at Waldon Athletic whilst 6th placed Elmore top scored with a 6-1 win away at bottom side Liverton United. Two sides lower down the table enjoyed home wins with Ilfracombe Town being 3-0 winners over Crediton United at Marlborough Park and the University of Exeter edging the local derby at home to St Martins by a 3-2 margin. One game ended in a score draw as Teignmouth and Honiton Town drew 3-3 at Coombe Valley.
WEDNESDAY 10th APRIL
SWP East: Two floodlit games tonight with the highest placed team in action being 3rd placed Bovey Tracey who beat Sidmouth Town 3-1 at Mill Marsh Park, the three points moves the Moorlanders to within a point of 2nd placed Brixham who they meet at Wall Park this coming Saturday. In the other game tonight, Elmore shared the spoils with visiting Axminster Town after a 1-1 draw at Horsdon Park.
SATURDAY 6th APRIL
SWP East: For the second week running league leaders Stoke Gabriel faced an away trip to a fellow title challenger and for the second week running they picked up the all important win. Today saw a 1-0 win at 2nd placed Brixham that moves the Railwaymen 8 points clear at the top, that gap is over Brixham in 2nd but an eye remains on 3rd placed Bovey Tracey who are 12 points behind but with 3 games in hand. Bovey Tracey hit 10 goals in midweek and were amongst the goals again today with a 6-2 win at home to Axminster Town. Torridgeside in 4th spot picked up a 5-1 win at home to Sidmouth Town on a day when goals were in plentiful supply. St Martins had a 3-1 win away at Teignmouth to get back to winning ways as did Ilfracombe Town who had a 4-0 win at home to Budleigh Salterton. Newton Abbot Spurs romped to the highest win of the day with a 6-1 success at the University of Exeter whilst Honiton Town and Crediton United ended in a 2-2 score draw at Mountbatten Park and the Waldon Athletic v Elmore fixture was postponed.
WEDNESDAY 3rd APRIL
SWP East: The bottom two sides were both in action tonight, and although they both ended up losing they each fared very differently. Liverton United who are at the bottom of the table lost just 1-0 away at 6th placed Elmore with a spirited display, but Budleigh Salterton who sit in 17th place were well beaten losing 0-10 at home to a Bovey Tracey side who are back to winning ways following Saturdays defeat at home to leaders Stoke Gabriel.
TUESDAY 2nd APRIL
SWP East: Axminster Town completed their programme of home fixtures for the season and signed off at Tiger Way with a thrilling 4-3 win over the University of Exeter. The Tigers remain in 5th place in the table as they face a run of away matches to complete their season.
MONDAY 1st APRIL
SWP East: Torridgeside were back to winning ways, and upto third in the table, after a 2-1 win away at Crediton United in front of another good Monday night attendance at Lords Meadow. Torridgeside had lost for just the 4th time this season on Saturday with defeat at Teignmouth but picked all 3 points tonight.
SATURDAY 30th MARCH
SWP East: Leaders Stoke Gabriel underlined their title credentials with a very important 3-2 win away at Bovey Tracey this afternoon in very much the “match of the day” Stoke remain 5 points clear at the top, but importantly no other side can overtake them with their games in hand now. Second placed Brixham remain in contention with a 6-0 win away at lowly Budleigh Salterton and that ensures three sides still have a big say in where honours will end up, especially as Brixham have to host both the other two challengers in the next fortnight. On a day full of goals the University of Exeter scored 9 as they beat Waldon Athletic 9-2 at Topsham Road and not far behind were Honiton Town who came from behind to beat bottom of the table Liverton United 6-1 at Mountbatten Park. Teignmouth had their best result for sometime as they beat Premier Cup finalists Torridgeside 4-2 at Coombe Valey, the North Devon side losing for just a 4th time this season. Ilfracombe Town got back to winning ways with a 3-0 win away at Alphington whilst two matches ended in draws. Elmore needed a late leveller to draw 3-3 at home to Newton Abbot Spurs at Horsden Park whilst Sidmouth Town and St Martins picked up a point each from a 1-1 draw on the Jurassic Coast.
TUESDAY 26th MARCH
Devon Premier Cup: Bovey Tracey booked their place in the County Cup final with a 5-0 win over North Devon League outfit Braunton in tonight’s delayed semi-final which was staged at Lords Meadow, the home of Crediton United. Bovey were 4-0 up by the half time break as they set up an all SWP East final with Torridgeside for May 2nd at Devon FA HQ in Newton Abbot.
SATURDAY 23rd MARCH
SWP East: The East title race is slowly developing some shape and today’s results make it appear to be a three horse race now. Stoke Gabriel remain the leaders and have points in the bag to which they added another three today with a 3-1 win at home to Axminster Town. Brixham in second place are 5 points behind from the same number of games but are very much in form and that was underlined by a 1-0 win away at Elmore today. Bovey Tracey climbed into 3rd today and have 4 games in hand on the leading pair. They edged a 3-2 win in their away local derby at Teignmouth this afternoon. Torridgeside fell a place to 4th as they were held to a 2-2 draw at home by lowly Honiton Town. At the opposite end of the table the bottom two met at Halford with Liverton United coming out on top with a 2-1 win over Budleigh Salterton. Liverton are now just 2 points behind the Robins and can yet avoid the wooden spoon. Elsewhere a trio of Home wins saw Sidmouth Town beat Crediton United 2-1 at Manstone Lane, Newton Abbot Spurs completed their home games with a 2-0 win over St Martins and at Windmill Hill, Waldon Athletic picked up maximum points with a 2-1 win over visiting Ilfracombe Town.
WEDNESDAY 20th MARCH
SWP East: Bovey Tracey closed the gap on the leaders of the East table with a 3-1 win over local rivals Newton Abbot Spurs in the only East action this midweek. The Mill Marsh Park club will have been pleased to play, and collect maximum points, from one of their games in hand on the leading set of clubs.
Devon Premier Cup: Torridgeside are through to the Cup final for the second year running after a comfortable 4-0 win over Devon & Exeter League high-flyers Cronies in the first of this years semi finals which was staged at Witheridge. Torridgeside will meet either Bovey Tracey or North Devon League side Braunton in the final with those two due to meet at Crediton United next Tuesday.
SATURDAY 16th MARCH
SWP East: The East Division title race has plenty of twists and turns to still play out, but leaders Stoke Gabriel were the day’s major beneficiaries as they went 5 points clear at the top after a 3-1 win at home to St Martins. This was in affect Stoke’s game in hand on inactive second placed Brixham whilst 3rd placed Bovey Tracey were beaten for just a second time in the league this season as they went down 1-3 at home to Ilfracombe Town with the Blue-birds having the distinction of being the first away side to win at Mill Marsh Park this season. Two sides on the fringes of the title race recorded high scoring wins to remain in contention, Elmore top scored as they beat Budleigh Salterton 8-0 at Horsden Park whilst Torridgeside were 5-0 winners from the trip to Honiton Town. Elsewhere Sidmouth Town picked up 3 points with a 3-0 win at bottom of the table Liverton United and the University of Exeter ran out 5-2 winners from the home contest with Teignmouth. One game ended all square as Alphington and Waldon Athletic collected a point each from a 2-2 draw at The Chronicles.
SATURDAY 9th MARCH
SWP East: The Top 2 of Stoke Gabriel and Brixham were able to take full advantage of 3rd placed Bovey Tracey having no fixture after the Moorlanders game away at Elmore was the only match postponed today. Stoke Gabriel remain 2 points clear at the top with a 2-0 victory on the road at Honiton Town whilst Brixham stay on their heels with a narrow 1-0 win at home to Axminster Town. Torridgeside climbed a place to 4th in the table after they had a 6-0 win at Donnacroft over visitors Alphington. Elsewhere, St Martins chalked up an impressive 4-0 win at home to Ilfracombe Town and Crediton United climbed a place after an 8-0 romp away at bottom of the table Liverton United with Kirton now on a run of 5 successive victories. Two sides picked up away day victories to return to winning ways. Newton Abbot Spurs had a 2-1 win at lowly Budleigh Salterton whilst Teignmouth claimed maximum points from a 3-1 win away at Waldon Athletic.
MONDAY 4th MARCH
SWP East: Crediton United extended their recent winning run to four matches with a 5-1 victory over Teignmouth at Lords Meadow this evening. This was also the first floodlit fixture in the Division this calendar year, although there was no sign of spring as the match was played in wet and windy conditions.
SATURDAY 2nd MARCH
SWP East: The trio of Top sides in the East table all won again this week with leaders Stoke Gabriel grabbing the most significant result as a late goal gave them a 1-0 win at home to a Torridgeside team who had started the day in 4th. Brixham in second place came out on top of a 7 goal thriller away at Sidmouth Town with a 4-3 verdict whilst Bovey Tracey completed a quick-fire double over St Martins with a 2-1 win over the Minstermen at Mill Marsh Park. Axminster Town climbed a place into 4th spot after the Tigers won 2-0 away at Alphington. Away from the top end four sides picked up maximum points with Ilfracombe Town having a 3-1 win at home to Newton Abbot Spurs, Crediton United climbed a place in the table after a 1-0 win at the University of Exeter, Teignmouth jumped two places as they won 2-0 at lowly Budleigh Salterton and Waldon Athletic remain in 16th place but had a rare away win with a 1-0 success at Honiton Town.
SATURDAY 23rd FEBRUARY
SWP East: The East table is hardly altered this week as the top five sides all played, and all five duly won to keep matters very much as they were. Leaders Stoke Gabriel bounced back from a defeat last weekend to record a 2-0 win at home to Alphington. Second placed Brixham were the highest scorers with a 5-1 success from the long trip to Ilfracombe Town. Third placed Bovey Tracey had an impressive 4-0 win away at reigning Champions St Martins, Torridgeside remain in 4th after coming from behind to beat Waldon Athletic 2-1 at Donnacroft and 5th placed Axminster Town had a 3-0 win away at bottom of the table Liverton United. Only two other sides recorded wins with manager-less Newton Abbot Spurs picking up all 3 points from a 4-2 win at home to Honiton Town and the University of Exeter had a good 3-1 win away at Elmore. One game ended all square with Teignmouth and Sidmouth Town sharing the spoils from a 2-2 draw at Coombe Valley.
SATURDAY 16th FEBRUARY
SWP East: The title race is very much alive in the division after today’s results with leaders Stoke Gabriel suffering just a second defeat of the season as Bovey Tracey won 2-1 at the Churchward Ground. Bovey have played less than the other teams but climbed three places to 3rd this afternoon. Brixham in second place closed the gap on Stoke Gabriel to just two points with a 3-0 win away at manager-less Newton Abbot Spurs. Elsewhere, Ilfracombe Town completed a quick-fire double over Teignmouth with a 2-1 win at Coombe Valley just a week after the home match. Crediton United had a 4-2 win over bottom of the table Liverton United, Alphington had a 2-0 win on home turf over visiting Sidmouth Town and across the City, the University of Exeter also enjoyed a home victory with a 3-2 scoreline against visitors Honiton Town. Waldon Athletic ended a run of seven straight defeats with a 4-1 win from their trip to Budleigh Salterton.
Devon Premier Cup: Elmore had home advantage after last weeks postponement at Torridgeside, but in the end that counted for little as the North Devon visitors booked a place in the last four with a victory on penalties after a 2-2 draw at Horsden Park.
SATURDAY 9th FEBRUARY
SWP East: Four of the Six scheduled East Division games survived the weather but the matches between Sidmouth Town and leaders Stoke Gabriel and the Waldon Athletic v Newton Abbot Spurs fixtures fell victim to the weather. The four matches though provided action at both ends of the table with Brixham winning 2-0 away at St Martins to close the gap on the leaders to just 5 points whilst at the bottom, Liverton United picked up a first win, and first points, of the season at the 22nd attempt with a 4-2 win at home to Alphington. Elsewhere Ilfracombe Town got back to winning ways with a 4-1 win at home to Teignmouth and Crediton United collected maximum points with a late winner giving them a 3-2 win away at Budleigh Salterton.
Devon Premier Cup: One of the two County Cup quarter finals involving SWP teams was played this afternoon with a very rare 12 Goal thriller the result! Bovey Tracey saw off fellow East side the University of Exeter by a 7-5 margin in a game which must have had an incredible 2nd half as the score at the break had only been 2-1! The other tie involving SWP clubs between Torridgeside and Elmore was postponed and will now be next Saturday at Elmore’s Horsden Park HQ.
SATURDAY 2nd FEBRUARY
SWP East: The winter weather of the past few days put paid to 6 of the 8 scheduled East Division matches this afternoon, but at least two games were completed and they saw Brixham score a late winner to beat local rivals Waldon Athletic 2-1 at Wall Park and climb 3 places to 2nd in the league table. Newton Abbot Spurs got their home game with Torridgeside on but neither team were able to find the target as the match ended goalless.
SATURDAY 26th JANUARY
SWP East: The East title race remains red hot with today’s results making matters even closer at the top. Leaders Stoke Gabriel were held to a 1-1 draw at home by local rivals Newton Abbot Spurs. 2nd placed Axminster Town were without a game and 3rd placed Torridgeside were held to a 3-3 draw away at a Budleigh Salterton side who had lost each of their last 11 games stretching back to last October. The trio of sides below however all won to really close it all up. Elmore were 5-2 winners away at Ilfracombe Town to edge into 3rd place, Brixham had a 2-0 win away at Crediton United and Bovey Tracey survived a second half fightback to beat the University of Exeter 3-2 at Mill Marsh Park. Only one side in the bottom 10 places picked up a win, with Teignmouth having a 3-0 victory at home to Waldon Athletic. The game between Honiton Town and Alphington saw honours end even from a 1-1 draw whilst Sidmouth Town and St Martins will have to do it all again after their game was abandoned at half time, with the score goalless, due to a waterlogged pitch.
SATURDAY 19th JANUARY
SWP East: League leaders Stoke Gabriel extended their lead at the top of the table to 8 points today although the Railwaymen were made to fight hard for a narrow 1-0 win over Crediton United at Broadley Lane. Second placed Axminster Town were forced to settle for just a point as they drew 1-1 at home to Teignmouth whilst Torridgeside and Bovey Tracey met each other in North Devon with honours even from a high scoring 3-3 draw. A trio of clubs did win though to close the gap on the chasing pack with Elmore beating Sidmouth Town 2-1 at Horsden Park, Brixham had a 3-0 win at home to Honiton Town and reigning Champions St Martins were 4-1 victors on the road with a win at Waldon Athletic. Elsewhere only two other sides picked up wins and both at the expense of the bottom two sides. Ilfracombe Town were 2-1 winners at home to bottom side Liverton United although the tight margin of the result shows the improvements being made by the divisions bottom side. Newton Abbot Spurs were the highest scorers of the day as they had a 6-0 win at home to Budleigh Salterton who lost their 20th game in 22 contests this season.
SATURDAY 12th JANUARY
SWP East: Today saw eight more East Division matches played with just Honiton Town & Liverton United without a fixture. Leaders Stoke Gabriel maintained their 6 point lead at the top of the table with a 4-1 win at home to the University of Exeter in an early kick off. Second place is retained by Axminster Town who bounced back from last weekends defeat to win 1-0 away at Newton Abbot Spurs whilst Torridgeside remain in 3rd after a 2-1 win at top six side Brixham. Bovey Tracey climbed two places to 4th with a 5-0 win at home to Waldon Athletic whilst the battle of the champions ended all square. St Martins, the reigning East Champions, hosted reigning Devon & Exeter Champions Elmore with honours very much even after a goalless draw. Sidmouth Town continued their recent good form with a 4-2 win at home to Ilfracombe Town whilst Alphington jumped three places in the table after a 3-1 win at home to Budleigh Salterton. Up two places are Teignmouth who are another side in good form and they had a 2-0 win at home to Crediton United this afternoon.
SATURDAY 5th JANUARY
SWP East: The first Saturday of 2019 saw 7 East Division fixtures completed with leaders Stoke Gabriel extending their lead at the top of the table to 6 points. Stoke were 7-1 winners away at lowly Budleigh Salterton to take advantage of second placed Axminster Town falling to a 1-3 defeat at home to Torridgeside and also Bovey Tracey being held to a 3-3 draw away at Alphington. A trio of sides on the fringe of the title race all won to close the gap with Brixham winning 3-2 at a University of Exeter side playing their first game after the festive break. St Martins had an 8-0 romp at home to bottom of the table Liverton United and Sidmouth Town had a narrow but important 1-0 win away at Newton Abbot Spurs. The game between Honiton Town and Ilfracombe Town saw the points shared in a 2-2 stalemate at Mountbatten Park.
WEDNESDAY 2nd JANUARY
Walter C Parson Cup: The East Divisions involvement in the league cup ended tonight with the last two clubs eliminated, although neither side were disgraced. Elmore went mighty close to pulling off a shock as they led Saltash United 1-0 until a stoppage time leveller forced extra time and then penalties before the Ashes went through. Sidmouth Town fought back from being 0-2 and 1-3 down away at Cullompton Rangers before the Vikings bowed out following a 2-3 defeat.
SATURDAY 29th DECEMBER
SWP East: 2018 ended with another seven East games completed and sees Stoke Gabriel head the table by three points following a 2-1 local derby win away at Teignmouth. The day’s big game was at Donnacroft where 3rd placed Torridgeside hosted 4th placed Elmore with the two teams swapping places after Elmore won 1-0 to inflict a first home defeat of the season on the North Devon hosts. Two sides got back to winning ways as Brixham who lost at home last weekend, won 2-1 away at bottom of the table Liverton United and St Martins who lost 0-5 at home to Alphington on Boxing Day were 5-1 victors themselves today as they beat Honiton Town at Minster Park. Two sides who didn’t play on Boxing Day both won in mid-table, Crediton United who were postponed over Christmas were 4-1 victors away at Waldon Athletic and Ilfracombe Town who had no Boxing Day fixture were 2-1 winners away at Budleigh Salterton on their return to action. The lowest placed side to pick up points were Newton Abbot Spurs who climbed two places to 11th after a 3-2 win away at Alphington.
BOXING DAY 26th DECEMBER
SWP East : The East Division went passed the halfway mark in the programme today with six matches played, although it should have been 7 as Elmore v Crediton United was called off by the matchday referee. The leading duo both played, and both won, to remain level on points as Stoke Gabriel had a 2-1 win at Waldon Athletic who were playing on Boxing Day for the first time and Axminster Town also moved onto 42 points with a 2-0 win at home to local rivals Honiton Town. The shock result was at Minster Park where Alphington defeated hosts and reigning Champions St Martins by an eyebrow raising 5-0 margin. Bovey Tracey were back in league action after a month trying to play a County Cup tie and had to come from behind to win 4-1 away at bottom of the table Liverton United. Teignmouth carried on their recent good form as they won 3-0 away at Newton Abbot Spurs whilst Sidmouth Town provided only the second home win in the division with a 4-2 margin against visiting Budleigh Salterton.
SATURDAY 22nd DECEMBER
SWP East: After a fortnight without any action, at least four games were played today, although five results were entered as Torridgeside were awarded a win after opponents Liverton United failed to fulfil the fixture at Donnacroft. Axminster Town were the highest placed side in action and they climbed into 2nd spot, and level on points with leaders Stoke Gabriel, after a 4-2 win away at Ilfracombe Town. Brixham missed the chance to get up the table as they were beaten 1-3 at home by St Martins with the Wall Park side beaten at home for the first time this season. Teignmouth who were 9-1 winners last time out were amongst the goals again today with a 7-1 win at home to lowly Budleigh Salterton whilst one game ended all square as Crediton United and Newton Abbot Spurs drew 2-2 with each other at Lords Meadow.
Devon Premier Cup: The two outstanding ties were both finally resolved today although Bovey Tracey progressed to the quarter finals without kicking a ball after North Devon League side Barnstaple & Pilton failed to raise a side. Elmore won through, in the traditional manner, to the last eight by winning 2-0 away at West Division counterparts Holsworthy.
SATURDAY 8th DECEMBER
Devon Premier Cup: Two of the four outstanding County Cup ties were resolved although only one was actually played ! The University of Exeter booked their place in the last 8 of the Cup with a comfortable 6-1 win away at South Devon League outfit Chudleigh Athletic whilst Torrideside are through without kicking a ball as East Allington from the South Devon League failed to raise a side for the trip to Donnacroft. The ties involving Bovey Tracey and Elmore were both postponed and will hope to be on at the 3rd attempt next weekend.
SWP East: All six scheduled East games survived the weather and produced a staggering 38 goals between them. Leading the way were Teignmouth who had only won twice this season and not at all away from home, until this afternoon where they romped to a 9-1 success at Alphington. League leaders Stoke Gabriel nearly matched them as they won 8-0 away at bottom of the table Liverton United whilst the other four victors all climbed a place each in the table. Axminster Town are up into 2nd spot after a 4-2 win from the short trip to Budleigh Salterton, Brixham are now 5th as they beat Appledore 4-0 at Wall Park in a re-scheduled fixture, Ilfracombe Town are 7th after a 5-1 win at home to Waldon Athletic and Crediton United leap-frogged Sidmouth Town into 9th place after a 3-1 win over the Vikings at Lords Meadow.
SATURDAY 1st DECEMBER
SWP East: Just two of the five scheduled matches in the East Division were played although that did include league leaders Stoke Gabriel who extended their lead at the top of the table to 3 points with a 5-1 win at home to Honiton Town. Axminster Town are up two places to 3rd as the Tigers edged a 3-2 win over fellow contenders Brixham at Tiger Way. Matches at Appledore, Liverton United and Teignmouth were all washed out.
Devon Premier Cup: Only two of the County Cup ties were played, leading to changes to next weekends fixtures, and the two that were played saw no joy for East teams as both sides in action lost out to North Devon League opponents. St Martins went out 0-1 away at Braunton whilst Budleigh Salterton exited after a 1-2 reversal at home to Fremington.
SATURDAY 24th NOVEMBER
Walter C Parson Cup: Brixham put up a terrific fight away at Premier Division side Falmouth Town who are also the Cup holders but eventually were knocked out of the league cup at the last 16 stage as the Bickland Park hosts edged the tie by a 2-1 scoreline.
SWP East: With the weather causing three games to be postponed their were just 5 East games today and 4 of them ended in draws! Only Waldon Athletic picked up all 3 points as the Windmill Hill club had a 3-0 win at home to Honiton Town. The four score draws saw bottom of the table Liverton United put an end to 15 straight defeats as they drew 3-3 at home to Appledore to collect a very welcome 1st point of the season. It was also 3-3 at the Recreation Ground where Newton Abbot Spurs entertained Ilfracombe Town whilst the other two stalemates were both 2-2. Crediton United had ld 2-0 at home to the University of Exeter but the Students hit back to earn a share of the spoils and likewise Stoke Gabriel trailed away at Torridgeside before fighting back for a point so precious that it was enough to send them top of the table, albeit on goal difference.
SATURDAY 17th NOVEMBER
SWP East: A full programme of nine East games today with Appledore the odd team out this week. It produced a strange set of results as the leaders lost the next 7 sides all won and only two sides in the bottom 12 collected anything at all. Leaders Elmore had a bad day as they kicked off late away at the University of Exeter after both sides wore green and when the game started the Eagles lost 5-3 to a Student side who started the day in 13th place. The chasing pack all won to close the gap with the title race looking as open as its ever been this season. Bovey Tracey are 2nd and they had a 3-0 win at home to Crediton United, Stoke Gabriel in 3rd were 4-1 winners away at Alphington, 4th placed Torridgeside had a 3-1 win from the long trip to Waldon Athletic, 5th placed Axminster Town top scored as the Tigers beat bottom side Liverton United by a 10-0 margin, 6th placed Brixham had a 6-0 home win over an Ilfracombe Town side playing its furthest away fixture, 7th placed St Martins were 5-1 winners at home to lowly Budleigh Salterton and 8th placed Sidmouth Town got back to winning ways with a 3-1 win at home to Teignmouth. Apart from the University, the only side in the bottom half to collect points were Newton Abbot Spurs who picked up a welcome 2-1 win from their away trip to Honiton Town.
TUESDAY 13th NOVEMBER
SWP East: Axminster Town climbed a place in the league table, upto 5th spot, after the Tigers won 4-0 in their local derby with Budleigh Salterton who were the visitors to Tiger Way this evening.
SATURDAY 10th NOVEMBER
Walter C Parson Cup: Ilfracombe Town came close to pulling off a shock win in the league cup as they held Premier Division side Elburton Villa to a 2-2 draw after a full two hours play at Marlborough Park. The visitors however prevailed in a penalty shoot out to break the hearts of the Blue-birds.
SWP East: Four of the eight East games survived the wet weather with Torridgeside in 4th place being the highest team in action and they closed the gap on the top 3 in emphatic style with an 8-0 win over Crediton United at Donnacroft. Brixham climbed a place to 5th as they won their South Devon Derby with Newton Abbot Spurs 5-1 at Wall Park in front of a bumper crowd whilst Alphington had a 2-1 East Devon derby success away at Sidmouth Town. One game ended all square as Honiton Town and the University of Exeter drew 3-3 at Mountbatten Park.
WEDNESDAY 7th NOVEMBER
SWP East: Sidmouth Town and Waldon Athletic played their East fixture at the second time of asking as this game was originally in September but was postponed late on after a referee failed to arrive. With the teams finally able to take the field an entertaining 3-3 draw was the outcome with the hosts climbing a place in the table to 9th spot whilst the visitors remain in 15th place.
SATURDAY 3rd NOVEMBER
Devon Premier Cup: Six East Division sides will be in the hat for the next Round of the County Cup after today’s matches, but that won’t include the holders Teignmouth who lost 0-1 away at Elmore in a match that saw no fewer than 5 Red cards as the Eagles ended with 9 and Teignmouth with 8! Bovey Tracey won 3-0 at Crediton United in the other all East Division tie whilst St Martins booked their place with a 6-2 win over West Division outfit Plymouth Marjon at Minster Park. Three sides beat teams from other leagues, the University of Exeter beat Buckland Athletic Reserves of the South Devon League by a 5-2 margin whilst two sides saw off Devon & Exeter clubs with Budleigh Salterton winning 6-4 away at Feniton and Torridgeside beating Witheridge on penalties after a 2-2 draw at Donnacroft. Two more East sides fell although Sidmouth Town’s exit came at West Division Holsworthy 4-3 in a 7 goal thriller leaving Stoke Gabriel as the only side humbled as they lost 2-0 at North Devon League side Braunton.
SWP East: With most sides on Cup duty their was just one re-arranged league game as Axminster Town hosted Ilfracombe Town at Tiger Way with the spoils being shared after a 2-2 draw.
WEDNESDAY 31st OCTOBER
SWP East: Just two games tonight but two of the top three sides were in action and both claimed high scoring home wins. Leaders Elmore were back to winning ways in style with a 6-0 victory at home to Alphington which pushes the Eagles 4 points clear at the top of the table. Bovey Tracey moved ahead of Stoke Gabriel and into 2nd spot on goal difference with a 4-0 success of their own from a home game with visiting Teignmouth at Mill Marsh Park.
TUESDAY 30th OCTOBER
SWP East: Two East Division contests tonight with both of the victors climbing two places in the table. Axminster Town are up into 6th spot after a 3-1 win at Tiger Way over visiting Waldon Athletic whilst Crediton United are up two places to 9th as they won 2-1 away at Newton Abbot Spurs.
SATURDAY 27th OCTOBER
SWP East: An incredible 47 goals in 8 games today (or 53 if you include the Friday night fixture) as the East Division gave full value once again. The shock result was at Mountbatten Park where the hosts, Honiton Town, had a 3-2 win over leaders Elmore to inflict just a 2nd defeat of the season on the Eagles. The chasing pack all took advantage with Stoke Gabriel now just a point behind after a 6-1 win at home to Sidmouth Town, Bovey Tracey in 3rd had an 8-1 win at home to lowly Budleigh Salterton. Torridgeside remain 4th after a 4-0 away win at reigning Champions St Martins and Brixham climbed a place to 5th after a 3-2 win away at Teignmouth. Away from the title race, three other sides claimed wins with Crediton United leading the way with an 8-1 success away at Appledore, Alphington had a 5-2 success at home to bottom of the table Liverton United and to prove an exception to the goal bonanza, the University of Exeter collected all 3 points despite a more modest 1-0 win at home to Axminster Town.
FRIDAY 26th OCTOBER
SWP East: Newton Abbot Spurs had a crowd of 107 for the Friday night local derby at home to Waldon Athletic with the fast improving Spurs running out 5-1 victors which lifts them up three places in the table, including leap-frogging Waldon in the process.
WEDNESDAY 24th OCTOBER
SWP East: A bumper crowd of 153 were present to watch a Jurassic Derby as hosts Sidmouth Town narrowly defeated visitors Honiton Town by a 1-0 margin. The Vikings remain in 9th place in the table whilst the Hippos are a place lower in 10th spot.
MONDAY 22nd OCTOBER
SWP East: Crediton United climbed four places, including leap-frogging tonight’s opponents Alphington, with a 2-1 Monday night victory at Lords Meadow. The Alphas who had won on Saturday, slip a place in the table.
SATURDAY 20th OCTOBER
Walter C Parson Cup: St Martins came very close to pulling off a cup shock as they forced Premier Division Cullompton Rangers through both extra time and penalties before bowing out. After a 2-2 draw the hosts won a marathon shoot out 8-7! Brixham gained revenge for a recent Devon Premier Cup defeat at West side Holsworthy by returning a fortnight later in the league cup and running out 5-1 victors this time. Elmore also gained revenge as they lost their long unbeaten league run to Torridgeside but had a 4-0 win at home to the North Devon side today, Ilfracombe Town had a narrow 1-0 win over fellow East side Teignmouth and completing the East quartet are Sidmouth Town who beat local rivals Axminster Town 4-2. Two East sides lost to Premier opponents with Bovey Tracey going out 2-4 at home to Launceston and new boys Waldon Athletic slipped out 1-4 from a home tie with Bodmin Town.
SWP East: Four league games were also played today with Stoke Gabriel the highest team in action as they closed the gap on leaders Elmore to 4 points with a 3-0 home win over Appledore. Honiton Town had a 4-1 win away at local rivals Budleigh Salterton which helped the Hippos climb a place in the table. Alphington are up two places after a 3-2 local derby win at home to the University of Exeter and Newton Abbot Spurs are also up two places after they won 5-0 away at bottom of the table Liverton United.
WEDNESDAY 17th OCTOBER
SWP East: Two East games tonight with each have an effect on either the top or bottom of the table. At the top, Bovey Tracey missed the chance to climb to 2nd as they were held to a 2-2 draw at home by visiting Honiton Town whilst at the wrong end of the table Budleigh Salterton picked up a first win of the season with a 3-1 success at home to bottom of the table Liverton United.
TUESDAY 16th OCTOBER
SWP East: A busy night of three floodlit East games saw Torridgeside carry on their excellent recent run of results with a 1-0 win at North Devon rivals Ilfracombe Town with the victory helping them climb three places in the table to 4th place. Axminster Town stayed in touch with the challengers as the Tigers beat Crediton United 4-1 at home whilst Newton Abbot Spurs pulled away from the danger zone, and up two places, after a 2-0 win at home to Alphington.
SATURDAY 13th OCTOBER
FA Vase: The last Step seven side in the national competition bowed out today as Sidmouth Town lost 0-5 away at Western Premier and Step 5 side Cadbury Heath but the Vikings who made their debut in the Vase this season can be proud to have been the last ones standing and having taken to Cup scalps on the way to the competition proper.
SWP East: The Top 2 of Stoke Gabriel and Elmore had both lost for the first time in the week and today faced each other at the GJ Churchward Ground with a feisty 3-3 draw ensuring both were back amongst the points but neither was able to pull away from the other, or the chasing pack. St Martins had won on Friday night and Bovey Tracey won 6-1 away at Axminster Town to climb back into 3rd spot and above St Martins. Ilfracombe Town had a 4-1 win at home to Alphington, Brixham won 6-1 away at Waldon Athletic in a South Devon Derby and Torridgeside had a 3-1 win at home to Newton Abbot Spurs as the top 7 all bunched up. Elsewhere the University of Exeter had the days highest scoring victory with a 10-1 margin away at bottom of the table Liverton United, Honiton Town got back to winning ways with a 3-0 win at home to Teignmouth and one game fell victim to the weather as Appledore v Budleigh Salterton was postponed.
FRIDAY 12th OCTOBER
SWP East: St Martins climbed a place to 3rd in the table after winning this weeks Friday night fixture away at Crediton United. In a tight contest the visitors scored the only goal of the game after 10 minutes and were unable to add to the score against a determined Kirton side with the final result being 0-1.
WEDNESDAY 10th OCTOBER
SWP East: Torridgeside scored a dramatic late winner to inflict a first defeat of the season on league leaders Elmore with a 2-1 victory at Horsden Park tonight. The Eagles had led 1-0 before a 72nd minute leveller and an 88th minute winner gave the North Devon visitors the victory which means every team in the Division has now lost at least once.
Devon Premier Cup: Sidmouth Town booked the final place in the draw for the next round of the County Cup as the tie, postponed last Saturday, was played tonight. Sidmouth hosted South Devon League side Roselands and earnt their passage through with a 2-1 victory.
TUESDAY 9th OCTOBER
SWP East: Axminster Town became the first side to inflict a defeat on Stoke Gabriel this season with a stunning 3-0 success at Tiger Way. The hosts climbed a place to 7th themselves whilst the visitors have not lost at this level for not just this season, but much longer as they were in the Premier for the past two seasons and had won the East Division the season before that.
MONDAY 8th OCTOBER
SWP East: Crediton United resumed league action after the weekend of Cup football and carried on their recent improved form with a 3-0 Monday night victory over Honiton Town at Lords Meadow. The maximum points lifted Kyrton 4 places in the table to 11th place.
SATURDAY 6th OCTOBER
Devon Premier Cup: A real mixed bag in the County Cup with nine sides going through, nine going out and one – Sidmouth Town – having their tie with Roselands delayed until Wednesday night. The nine victors were holders Teignmouth who had a 2-1 win at former league side Totnes & Dartington who are now in the South Devon League. Two other East sides won against South Devon league opponents with Stoke Gabriel having a 5-1 win at home to Dartmouth and Bovey Tracey winning 2-0 at Paignton Villa. Two sides beat Plymouth & District opponents with Torridgside top scoring with a 10-1 win at Saltram Athletic and Crediton United beating Lakeside Athletic 2-0 at Lords Meadow. Just one team had a success with North Devon League opposition as Budleigh Salterton had a first win in any competition this season with a 3-1 victory at Torrington. Two sides had success against Devon & Exeter sides with University of Exeter beating former SWP side Exwick Villa 5-0 at home and St Martins had a narrow 1-0 win at home to Beer Albion. Elmore completed the winners as they had a 4-1 success away at Alphington in the only all East Division affair. Two East sides lost out in all Peninsula ties with defeats to West Division opponents as Brixham lost 3-2 at Holsworthy and Axminster Town bowed out on penalties away at Plymstock United after a 2-2 draw. Six sides lost to lower opposition with Ilfracombe Town 3-2 losers at Chaddlewood, Honiton Town lost 2-4 at home to former winners BOCA Seniors, Liverton United had a much better performance after letting in 20 goals in their last two games but bowed out 2-3 at home to Feniton. Newton Abbot Spurs drew 3-3 away at North Molton but missed out after a penalty shoot out defeat. Waldon Athletic lost 2-3 at home to Cronies and Appledore lost 4-0 away at another former SWP side in Witheridge.
WEDNESDAY 3rd OCTOBER
SWP East: Lowly Appledore very nearly pulled off the shock result of the season tonight as they led away at unbeaten leaders Elmore until the 89th minute before the Eagles levelled late on to draw 1-1 and preserve their unbeaten league record. The visitors remain in 16th place but have collected a point, deservedly, at a ground where few others are likely to this season.
TUESDAY 2nd OCTOBER
SWP East: Newton Abbot Spurs collected a much needed victory, just their 2nd of the season, as they beat the University of Exeter by a 4-2 margin at the Recreation Ground tonight. Spurs remain just above the bottom two in the table but now have a 6 point cushion on those below them.
SATURDAY 29th SEPTEMBER
SWP East: Leaders Elmore extended their lead at the top of the table to 6 points as the Eagles had a 7-2 victory over an Ilfracombe Town side who had not lost on their travels before today. The shock result was at Topsham Road where the University of Exeter had just a 3rd win of the season as they beat previously unbeaten Bovey Tracey 3-2. Two top six sides met at Minster Park with St Martins edging a 1-0 win over Sidmouth Town which lifts the reigning champions back up a place to 4th in the table. Two sides had high scoring home wins with Torridgeside setting anew highest margin as they beat Budleigh Salterton 11-0 at Donnacroft whilst Liverton, who had lost 2-12 in midweek, had an 8-1 defeat away at Waldon Athletic. Elsewhere Axminster Town won 2-1 away from the long trip to Appledore, Honiton Town had also had a 2-1 away win with victory at Alphington and Brixham had a home maximum as they beat Crediton United 4-1 at Wall Park.
FRIDAY 28th SEPTEMBER
SWP East: Stoke Gabriel claimed a narrow but important 1-0 win away at Newton Abbot Spurs in ths Friday night fixture which took the Railwaymen to within 3 points, with a game in hand, on league leaders Elmore. Lowly Newton Spurs battled hard and came within 10 minutes of earning what on paper would have looked an unlikely point.
WEDNESDAY 26th SEPTEMBER
SWP East: The bottom two in the table were both in action tonight with very different results. Budleigh Salterton celebrated their first game under the new management of Matt Hughes by collecting a first point of the season with a 2-2 draw at home to the University of Exeter, whilst Liverton United remain bottom and were well beaten, 2-12, away at a Sidmouth Town side who climbed into the Top 6.
TUESDAY 25th SEPTEMBER
SWP East: Ilfracombe Town climbed a place to 4th after winning a tight North Devon Derby with a 1-0 win at Marlborough Park against local neighbours Appledore. The Bluebirds had lost in the league for the first time a week ago but bounced back to be right amongst the front runners in the table, Axminster Town had a 3-1 win against reigning Champions St Martins at Tiger Way which lifted the hosts a place in the table.
MONDAY 24th SEPTEMBER
SWP East: Crediton United ended a run of four straight league and cup defeats with a 4-1 Monday night win over a Waldon Athletic side making their first visit to Lords Meadow. Kirton climbed three places in the table with the maximum points.
SATURDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER
Walter C Parson Cup: Eight more East Division sides won through to the 2nd Round of the league cup to join Axminster who won on Friday night and Waldon Athletic who received a walk-over after Liverton failed to raise a side. Two of the eight did so with giant-killings as Bovey Tracey beat Premier side Millbrook 2-1 at Mill Marsh Park and Elmore came from 0-2 down to beat Exmouth Town of the top flight 4-2 at Horsden Park. Six more went through in all East affairs with Sidmouth Town winning 3-2 at Alphington, Teignmouth getting a 1-0 win from the long trip to Appledore, Ilfracombe Town progressing with a 4-1 win at home to Budleigh Salterton, St Martins edging a 3-2 victory at home to Honiton Town and Torridgeside having a 3-1 win at home to the University of Exeter. The big South Devon Derby between Brixham and Stoke Gabriel went all the way to penalties with the Wall Park hosts going through 4-3 on spot kicks after a 1-1 draw. One East side went out to opposition from another division with Newton Abbot Spurs well beaten, 9-0, at Premier side Torpoint Athletic.
FRIDAY 21st SEPTEMBER
Walter C Parson Cup: Two East sides faced each other in a league cup 1st Round tie at Lords Meadow on Friday night with Axminster Town winning 2-1 over hosts Crediton United to earn a place in the 2nd round next month and a trip to either Alphington or Sidmouth Town.
WEDNESDAY 19th SEPTEMBER
SWP East: Bovey Tracey, who sported the last 100% record in the division, saw that record go tonight in a thrilling league fixture at Sidmouth Town. The two sides shared a 3-3 draw, the highest scoring draw in the division so far this season with remarkably all 6 goals coming before half time. Bovey Tracey, like Elmore and Stoke Gabriel, are still unbeaten but all three of them have now had a draw each. Sidmouth remain in 7th place but are one of the divisions form teams.
TUESDAY 18th SEPTEMBER
SWP East: Table toppers Elmore pulled themselves 6 points clear tonight as they won 6-2 away at Newton Abbot Spurs to record their 9th win in 10 outings so far this season. Spurs fell a place as the University of Exeter recorded a 2-1 victory away at previously unbeaten Ilfracombe Town with the Students having another reason, not that they seem to need any, to celebrate “freshers week” !
SATURDAY 15th SEPTEMBER
FA Vase: Sidmouth Town are the only East club through to the 1st Round Proper of the Vase as the Vikings, in their debut season, beat Premier side Godolphin Atlantic by a 4-1 margin at home today. Bovey Tracey nearly joined them as they held Premier Division high flyers Tavistock to a 1-1 draw at Mill Marsh Park before going down 1-2 after extra time. Axminster Town were the other East team in action but they fell to a 6-0 defeat away at Premier side Saltash United.
SWP East: With the Vase reducing the league programme to 6 matches today their were still plenty of goals about. Leaders Elmore who dropped their first points in midweek were back in form with an 8-0 win away at lowly Budleigh Salterton whilst Stoke Gabriel climbed into 2nd spot with a 9-1 win at home to bottom of the table Liverton United. St Martins climbed two places to 4th as they won 5-2 away at Honiton Town with Appledore and Teignmouth having home victories as Appledore beat Brixham 3-2 at Marshford and Teignmouth had a 3-0 success over the University of Exeter at Coombe Valley. One game ended in a draw as two mid-table sides in Waldon Athletic and Alphington drew 1-1 at Windmill Hill.
WEDNESDAY 12th SEPTEMBER
SWP East: Elmore remain top of the table but dropped their first points since re-joining the league in the summer as the Eagles were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Teignmouth at Horsden Park. Bovey Tracey are the last side to boast a perfect record as they moved onto 7 wins from 7 outings with a 3-1 success at home to Brixham whilst the third scheduled game tonight did not take place as Sidmouth Town v Waldon Athletic had to be postponed after the referee failed to turn up, investigations are continuing into the matter, but the game has been re-arranged for 4 weeks time on October 10th.
TUESDAY 11th SEPTEMBER
SWP East: Just one Tuesday night game in the East Division this week with hosts Axminster Town shairing the spoils as they drew 2-2 at Tiger Way with visiting Alphington. Neither team move in the table but both mid-table sides will be greatful for a point.
MONDAY 10th SEPTEMBER
SWP East: Ilfracombe Town extended their unbeaten start to 7 games with a 3-1 victory away at Crediton United on Monday night which sees the Bluebirds climb two places to 4th in the table. It has been a contrasting few days for the two clubs with Crediton losing home games on Friday and Monday but Ilfracombe taking 6 points from away games on Saturday and Monday.
SATURDAY 8th SEPTEMBER
SWP East: Elmore returned to the top of the table after 24 hours in 2nd spot, but had to come from behind to win a bad tempered game away at Sidmouth Town by a tight 3-2 margin. Elmore boast a 100% record and matching them are Bovey Tracey who inflicted a first defeat of the season on visiting Torridgeside with a 2-1 success at Mill Marsh Park. Ilfracombe Town have had two draws but are still unbeaten and today chalked up the highest score as they won 7-0 away at bottom of the table Liverton United. Axminster Town climbed a couple of places after they won 2-1 away at a Teignmouth side who, thanks to the arrival of the much publicised goalposts, were able to stage their first game of the season at Coombe Valley. At the bottom of the table, two clubs who had failed to get off the mark met each other with the University of Exeter getting their first points as the Students beat Budleigh Salterton 6-3 at Topsham Road. Two games ended in draws with St Martins sharing the spoils in a 2-2 draw with Waldon Athletic at Minster Park and it was also 2-2 at the Recreation Ground where Newton Abbot Spurs and Appledore each picked up a point.
FRIDAY 7th SEPTEMBER
SWP East: Stoke Gabriel climbed, for 24 hours at least, to the top of the East Division table after an emphatic 7-0 win away at Crediton United in a Friday night fixture at Lords Meadow. Stoke Gabriel are one of five clubs who are still unbeaten in the league this season.
WEDNESDAY 5th SEPTEMBER
SWP East: St Martins bounced back from last Saturdays defeat to win 1-0 away at Budleigh Salterton tonight which lifts the Champions back upto 4th in the table. Hosts Budleigh Salterton though came close to earning a first point of the season. Sidmouth Town followed up their FA Vase heroics with a 5-1 win at home to the University of Exeter which lifts the Vikings up two places in the table to 6th spot.
SATURDAY 1st SEPTEMBER
FA Vase: A pretty good day for the East Division in the FA Vase, with a good entry of 6 clubs this season, 4 were involved today with 2 going through and the other 2 far from disgraced. Sidmouth Town making their Vase debut, had a great 3-2 win away at Western League Division One side Keynsham Town for a real giant-killing. Bovey Tracey are also through as they won 3-1 away at unbeaten West Division side Liskeard Athletic. Two sides to go out were Ilfracombe Town who lost 3-1 away at Premier side St Austell and Crediton United who lost 0-3 at home to former Southern League club Clevedon Town.
SWP East: Despite the Vase games, there were still 7 East league games today with Elmore taking advantage of sides on Vase duty to go top with the Eagles winning 3-1 away at Axminster Town. Stoke Gabriel are up to 2nd after a late goal gave them a 1-0 win away at St Martins whilst Brixham climbed to 4th with another late goal which gave them a 2-1 win at home to Budleigh Salterton. Unbeaten Torridgeside climbed to 5th as the North Devon club won 2-0 at home to Teignmouth. Waldon Athletic recorded back to back wins for the first time with a 3-2 success at home to the University of Exeter whilst two sides enjoyed away wins with Alphington 3-1 victors from the long trip to Appledore and Honiton Town top scored as they romped to a 7-1 win away at Liverton United.
WEDNESDAY 29th AUGUST
SWP East: The last three early kick offs took place tonight with all three won by the away sides. Elmore climbed level on points with leaders Bovey Tracey and extended their perfect start to 5 games with a 5-1 success away at Alphington. Sidmouth Town climbed two places after winning a Jurassic Derby 1-0 with a late goal at Honiton Town and new boys Waldon Athletic picked up their first away points of the season with a 4-1 success at Liverton United.
TUESDAY 28th AUGUST
SWP East: Bovey Tracey came from a goal down to win 4-1 away at Newton Abbot Spurs this evening and stretched their start to 5 wins from 5 outings as they climbed to the top of the East Division table. Bovey, like Elmore who play on Wednesday night, are the only sides still with perfect starts to the new campaign. St Martins who lost for the first time last Saturday bounced back in style with a 6-0 win at home to the University of Exeter tonight and Brixham against Teignmouth “finished” 2-2 at Wall Park, but their is some ratification needed on the result as the referee arrived late and its not certain at this stage if the full duration of the match was completed.
SATURDAY 25th AUGUST
SWP East: League leaders Stoke Gabriel retained a one point lead at the top of the table with a 5-0 win away at the University of Exeter in a game delayed by problems with the arrival of the matchday referee. Two sides are still boasting 100% records, Elmore came from behind to beat St Martins 2-1 at Horsden Park and ended a run of 22 games without defeat for the reigning champions. Bovey Tracey made it 4 from 4 with a 4-0 win away at new boys Waldon Athletic who lost at home for the first time since joining the league. Two North Devon sides remain undefeated, Ilfracombe Town having a 3-0 win at home to Sidmouth Town whilst draw specialists Torridgeside had a 3rd stalemate, 1-1 at home to Brixham. Appledore are off the mark for the season as they had a 3-1 success at home to Honiton Town whilst two mid-table sides were amongst the goals as Axminster Town beat Newton Abbot Spurs 5-2 at Tiger Way and Alphington had a 5-1 win away at Budleigh Salterton.
WEDNESDAY 22nd AUGUST
SWP East: A busy night in the East Division with 10 of the 19 sides in action with most in local derby contests. Brixham were the big winners of the night as they climbed to 4th in the table after a 5-1 win at home to bottom of the table Liverton United. The highest away victors were Crediton United who ran out 4-0 victors away at Alphington whilst Honiton Town recorded a first win of the campaign with a 2-1 success at home to Budleigh Salterton. Two games ended all square with St Martins and Axminster Town drawing 1-1 with each other at Minster Park whilst in North Devon Torridgeside and Ilfracombe Town remain unbeaten after a 2-2 draw at Donnacroft.
TUESDAY 21st AUGUST
SWP East: Stoke Gabriel are top of the early season table after they moved onto 10 points from 4 outings with a narrow but important 1-0 win at home to Teignmouth in the East Divisions only Tuesday night fixture. Wednesday night sees ten sides in action so their stay at the top may yet prove short lived however.
MONDAY 20th AUGUST
SWP East: Sidmouth Town made it back to back wins with a 4-2 success away at the University of Exeter tonight, which followed up their 5-1 win on Saturday over Newton Abbot Spurs. The Vikings twice trailed but had a strong 2nd half to beat a Students side who have yet to collect their first points.
SATURDAY 18th AUGUST
SWP East: Goals galore in today’s 9 East fixtures with the net bulging on 45 occasions! Just two sides still boast 100% records and they are Bovey Tracey who are top on goal difference after a 2-1 win at home to Alphington and just behind are Elmore who had a 5-2 win “away” at Teignmouth but in a fixture switched to Horsden Park due to a lack of goalposts at Coombe Valley ! If you discount Elmore as an “away win”, the only side to win on the Road were Champions St Martins who put their midweek draw behind them to run out 7-0 victors, the highest score of the day, away at Liverton United. Waldon Athletic hosted and won their first Step 7 fixture at Windmill Hill with the South Devon newcomers beating Appledore 2-0. Two home sides had 5-1 wins with Sidmouth Town recording a first win of the season in style with victory over Newton Abbot Spurs whilst Stoke Gabriel also won 5-1 at home as they beat Budleigh Salterton at the Churchward Ground. Brixham were made to work hard for a 3-2 win over the University of Exeter at Wall Park whilst Ilfracombe Town remain unbeaten with a 3-1 win over Honiton Town at Marlborough Park and likewise Torridgeside are also unbeaten as they had a 3-2 win over Axminster Town at Donnacroft.
WEDNESDAY 15th AUGUST
SWP East: Three more East Division fixtures played tonight with Elmore leading the way as they joined leaders Bovey Tracey on 6 points from 2 outings with a narrow 1-0 win over a Honiton Town side who were playing their first game of the season, having been the odd 19th side out last weekend. Ilfracombe Town had their first win of the season with a 3-1 success from the short trip to Appledore whilst a late leveller gave Sidmouth Town their first point of the season as the Vikings drew 1-1 at home to Torridgeside.
TUESDAY 14th AUGUST
SWP East: Three games were played tonight with two sides picking up their first wins of the new season. Stoke Gabriel who drew on Saturday had a 1-0 win at home to Brixham in the first game of the season at the GJ Churchward Ground and also taking advantage of being at Home for the first time this season were Newton Abbot Spurs who got off the mark with a 3-1 win over visiting Liverton United. One game ended all square as Champions St Martins saw an 18 match winning streak ended as Teignmouth drew 1-1 at Minster Park.
MONDAY 13th AUGUST
SWP East: Two Monday night games this week and they both saw away wins. Bovey Tracey moved onto 6 points, as they followed up Saturdays win at home to Appledore, with a 4-3 win in a cracking tussle away at Crediton United. In the Exeter “derby” Alphington got off the mark as they picked up their first points of the season with a 3-1 win away at the University of Exeter.
SATURDAY 11th AUGUST
SWP East: The first full Saturday of the season saw six East Division games with all 12 sides in action for the first time this season. Reigning Champions St Martins hosted the side they pipped for the title last season, Newton Abbot Spurs, with the Exminster hosts running out 3-0 winners. The highest scorers of the day were Bovey Tracey who hit the ground running with a 7-0 thrashing of Appledore at Mill Marsh Park. Two sides chalked up identical 4-2 home wins with Brixham beating Alphington at Wall Park whilst Torridgeside repeated the scoreline against the University of Exeter at Donnacroft. Crediton United had a narrow 1-0 win from their home outing with Budleigh Salterton whilst one game ended all square as Ilfracombe Town drew 1-1 with visitors Stoke Gabriel who return to the East Division after a spell in Premier.
FRIDAY 10th AUGUST
SWP East: A bumper crowd of 171 were at Tiger Way to watch hosts Axminster Town earn a hard fought victory with a narrow 1-0 scoreline over visiting Sidmouth Town in this Friday night fixture which saw the two East Devon sides both start their new campaigns.
WEDNESDAY 8th AUGUST
SWP East: The East division kicked off the new season with two matches brought forward from this coming weekend. Elmore who were promoted into the league as Champions of the Devon & Exeter hosted Waldon Athletic who came up after being Runners Up in the South Devon League with the Eagles running out 4-1 victors at Horsden Park in front of a good sized crowd. Liverton United hosed a Teignmouth side at Halford after the fixture had been reversed but despite playing away, Teignmouth still claimed all the points after a late winner gave them a 3-2 scoreline.
SUNDAY 29th JULY
Charity Day: Eleven weeks after the previous season finally ended, it all started again with the now traditional curtain raiser of the Charity Day which this year was staged superbly by St Dennis AFC. In the Charity Vase, East Champions St Martins had a 3-1 victory over their West Division counterparts in Millbrook whilst Falmouth Town lifted the Charity Bowl for the first time in their history after they beat reigning Champions, and now Western League side, Plymouth Parkway 2-1.