East Division Round Up

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.

SATURDAY 12th MAY

SWP East: The final five East Division fixtures were completed this afternoon with Bovey Tracey the big winners as a 3-0 success puts them 3rd in the table and earns £500 in Prize money, with Budleigh Salterton slipping to 4th (£250). The University of Exeter climbed a place to 5th with a 3-2 win at home to Galmpton & Roselands whilst Torridgeside ended up a place after a 6-0 win at home to Appledore. Two games ended in draws with Sidmouth Town and Appledore ending goalless whilst Crediton United and Teignmouth drew 2-2 at Lords Meadow.

FRIDAY 11th MAY

SWP East: Teignmouth climbed a place to 8th in the table after a Friday night 6-1 win at home to bottom of the table Liverton United. The Teigns were playing the first of two games in 24 hours with a trip to Crediton on Saturday whilst for Liverton it was their final game of the campaign.

THURSDAY 10th MAY

SWP East: Torridgeside played their second game in two days and bounced back from Wednesdays away defeat at Bovey Tracey to win 3-1 at home to Crediton United this evening. The Donnacroft also climbed a place to 8th in the table.

WEDNESDAY 9th MAY

SWP East: The East Division title was claimed tonight by St Martins who won 5-0 away at the University of Exeter to complete a staggering run in of 17 straight victories which snatched the title from Newton Abbot Spurs who finish the season as Runners Up. The East Championship trophy was presented at the final whistle by league Chairman Steve Ware. Bovey Tracey had a 4-1 win at home to Torridgeside which assures them of at least 4th and a point in their final game of the season will be enough to claim 3rd in the table. At the bottom, Galmpton & Roselands had a 1-0 win at home to Teignmouth which means that they cannot be caught by bottom side Liverton United.

MONDAY 7th MAY

SWP East: The title race will go down to the wire with St Martins needing to win their final game of the season, away at University of Exeter on Wednesday night, after the Minster Men had a hard fought and narrow 1-0 win at home to Ilfracombe Town today. Should St Martins fail to win they will be Runners -Up and the title will go to Newton Abbot Spurs. At the bottom of the table their was a change with Galmpton & Roselands clmbing a place after a 3-2 win at home to Bovey Tracey. The bottom club are now Liveron United who lost 5-0 away at the University of Exeter today with Liverton having to win their final game, away at Teignmouth, to have any chance of avoiding finishing at the foot of the table. Bovey Tracey remain 4th which is the last prize money position but need 4 points from their last 2 games to grab third place from Budleigh Salterton. Crediton United stay in the chase for the money after a 2-1 win away at Teignmouth whilst Appledore had the highest score of the day, a 9-1 win at home to a depleted Honiton Town side who travelled with just 10 players. The Hippos can take credit for fulfilling the fixture as Brixham failed to take a side to Torridgeside, handing the Donnacroft based club the three points.

SATURDAY 5th MAY

SWP East: St Martins maintained their title charge with a 2-0 win away at Torridgeside today to move within 4 points of leaders Newton Spurs who have already completed their season. St Martins still need to win both remaining matches to win the title and are at home to Ilfracombe on Monday and away at University on Wednesday. Both those sides met each other today with the University beating Ilfracombe Town 6-1 at Topsham Road in the days highest return. Bovey Tracey need 4 points from their last 3 games to earn 3rd spot and £500 in prize money after a narrow 1-0 win at home to Crediton United this afternoon. Teignmouth who won the Premier Cup in the week climbed a place in the table with a 5-2 win away at Appledore whilst Alphington pulled further away from the bottom of the table with a 5-3 win away at Brixham.

THURSDAY 3rd MAY

Devon Premier Cup: Teignmouth won the Throgmorton Devon Premier Cup for the first time in their history with a 2-0 win over fellow East Division side Torridgeside in tonights final played at Devon County FA HQ in Newton Abbot. The Teigns took the lead before Torridgeside had a penalty to level the scores up, but the chance was not taken and late on Teignmouth scored a 2nd goal to secure the trophy.

WEDNESDAY 2nd MAY

SWP East: The title race is still on as St Martins won their game away at Appledore by a 6-0 margin to close the gap on Newton Spurs to 7 points. The Exminster based club still have to win another 3 games to catch Spurs and are next in action on Saturday at Torridgeside. Bovey Tracey climbed two places to 4th with a 3-1 win at home to the University of Exeter and Honiton Town played their final home game of their maiden season and ended on a high with a 2-1 win over Alphington at Mountbatten Park.

MONDAY 30th APRIL

SWP East: A busy night of six East Division matches with action at both ends of the table. At the very top, Newton Abbot Spurs completed their season with a 2-1 win away at Honiton Town which means Spurs finish with 77 points on the board and are assured of a top two finish. They will be Champions if St Martins fail to overhaul them with 4 games still to play, the Exminster based club will need at least 10 points and probably all 12 as the goal difference is in Spurs favour. At the opposite end of the table two results had a bearing. Liverton United climbed off the foot of the table with a 2-0 success away at 5th placed Crediton United whilst Galmpton & Roselands fall to bottom after they were beaten 4-0 away at an Alphington side who are almost certain now of avoiding finishing bottom themselves. Elsewhere Axminster Town were another club to complete the season but fell to a 4-1 defeat away at Bovey Tracey and the two Devon Premier Cup finalists played their last games before Thursdays final with mixed results. Torridgeside had a morale boosting 2-1 win at home to the University of Exeter but Teignmouth fell to a 2-5 defeat at home to a Sidmouth Town side finishing the season strongly.

SATURDAY 28th APRIL

SWP East: The Top two just keep on winning and showing no sign of providing a break through in the title race. On Friday night St Martins made it 13 straight wins dating back to last November whilst today Newton Abbot Spurs won a tricky looking away local derby at Teignmouth 2-1 to make it ten straight wins themselves. The maths are, if Spurs win at Honiton on Monday they will set a benchmark of 77 points and St Martins will be on 67 with 4 games to go, and with an inferior goal difference they will almost certainly have to win all 4 to grab the title. Elsewhere Ilfracombe Town carried on their strong end of season form with a 2-0 win at home to Alphington which lifts them a place to 4th whilst Bovey Tracey in 6th had a 4-2 win away at Honiton Town and the University of Exeter in 7th had a narrow 1-0 win at home to Appledore. Two sides further down the table also picked up wins with Sidmouth Town climbing a place after a 3-1 win at home to Galmpton & Roselands and bottom side Liverton United gave themselves hope of getting off the bottom with a 2-1 home win over Torridgeside which leaves the Halford based club just 2 points behind Galmpton.

FRIDAY 27th APRIL

SWP East: St Martins closed the gap on leaders Newton Spurs back to just 4 points with still two games in hand after a 3-1 win away at Crediton United in this weeks Friday night fixture. St Martins will be aware that Spurs will set them a target number of points to overtake them and it will be in St Martins own hands if they are able to collect enough of them in their final four matches.

THURSDAY 26th APRIL

SWP East: Newton Abbot Spurs came from behind to beat the University of Exeter 2-1 in their final home game of the season tonight with the win pushing them 7 points clear of title rivals St Martins. Spurs run of wins makes it likely that St Martins may well have to win each of their 5 remaining fixtures which start with a Friday night trip to Crediton United. Elsewhere Teignmouth collected their 7th away point in a week with a 4-2 win at Brixham to follow up Mondays draw at Alphington and Wednesdays win at Liverton.

WEDNESDAY 25th APRIL

SWP East: Three more East games tonight, but despite three clubs claiming maximum points, no clubs changed positions in the league table. The highest placed of the winners were Ilfracombe Town who stay 5th after a 3-1 win away at Axminster Town with the Tiger Way hosts playing their final home fixture of the season. Torridgeside ended a run of 6 straight league defeats with a 2-1 win at home to Appledore in a North Devon Derby and Sidmouth Town found their scoring boots as they won 6-2 away at Alphington.

TUESDAY 24th APRIL

SWP East: The Top Two were both in action tonight but the title race is no nearer being resolved as both claimed home wins. In an early kick off St Martins had a 2-1 win over Bovey Tracey at Minster Park whilst under the Recreation Ground floodlights Newton Spurs maintained top spot with a 4-0 win at home to Brixham. Spurs are next in action on both Thursday and Saturday whilst St Martins are at Crediton on Friday night. Elsewhere Teignmouth played their second game in two days and followed up Monday nights draw at Alphington with a 3-1 win away at bottom side Liverton United tonight. Honiton Town and the University of Exeter was shortened to 70 minutes after the late arrival of the referee with both sides happy to complete another game and collect a point each from a 1-1 draw.

MONDAY 23rd APRIL

SWP East: Another three East Division games tonight but none of them featured the two title challengers who get back into action on Tuesday night. Crediton United in 4th place carried on their recent winning run with a 4-2 win at home to Galmpton & Roselands whilst Axminster Town climbed a place after a 2-1 success at home to Devon Premier Cup finalists Torridgeside. Alphington climbed a place and Teignmouth two places despite each having to settle for a point each in a 2-2 draw at The Chronicles.

SUNDAY 22nd APRIL

SWP East: It proved to be a good weekend for Ilfracombe Town who collected 6 points after following up Saturdays win at home to Budleigh Salterton with a 2-1 win away at Brixham on Sunday afternoon. The Blue Birds also climbed a place in the table to 5th.

SATURDAY 21st APRIL

Devon Premier Cup: The much delayed Premier Cup semi final was played today with the 5th attempt at Bideford’s Sports Ground finally seeing who would go onto face Teignmouth in the Final on May 3rd. Even then the result took longer to resolve as both extra time and penalties were needed before Torridgeside won 4-2 on spot kicks after a 1-1 draw.

SWP East: It was a case of the Late, Late Show today in more ways than one ! Leaders Newton Abbot Spurs were forced into a late kick off at Sidmouth Town as the match referee was double booked and was meant to be at both Brixham & Sidmouth – it’s the sort of crazy season where it was bound to happen to someone ! At least it all worked out though as a volunteer came forward and the game was played with Spurs maintaining the 4 point lead with a 2-0 victory. Their only serious challengers, St Martins, kept in touch with a late goal to given them a 1-0 win away at Teignmouth with the Minster Men now in 2nd place. Budleigh Salterton dropped from 2nd to 3rd after a 2-1 defeat away at Ilfracombe Town in a match that saw the Robins become the first of the 54 clubs to complete their league programme. Bottom of the table Liverton United suffered a 0-6 defeat at home to Galmpton & Roselands who pulled clear of any relegation danger whilst several other away clubs picked up wins with Crediton United having a 5-2 success at Brixham and Axminster Town won their local derby 4-1 at Honiton Town. One side picking up a home win were Appledore who had a 2-1 success at Marshford over visiting Bovey Tracey.

THURSDAY 19th APRIL

SWP East: Two more games played this evening with Bovey Tracey the only side to collect maximum points as they came from 0-2 down to win 3-2 away at Teignmouth. Draw specialists Brixham had their 10th stalemate this season with a 1-1 draw at home to the University of Exeter at Wall Park, the highest number of draws of any of the 54 SWP clubs so far this season.

WEDNESDAY 18th APRIL

SWP East: Although only three games tonight, they all featured one of the top three in action with all three claiming victory which leaves the table very much the same as before ! Leaders Newton Abbot Spurs had a 3-1 win away at Axminster Town which keeps them 4 places clear at the summit. Budleigh Salterton remain in 2nd place after a 3-2 win at home to Torridgeside which also saw the Robins complete their home league games for the season, the first of the 53 clubs with grass pitches to be able to claim that. St Martins in 3rd had a goal frenzy away game at Honiton Town with the visitors winning a great tussle 7-4 !

TUESDAY 17th APRIL

SWP East: The second half of April and we still get waterlogged pitches as two of tonight’s four games were postponed with Bovey Tracey v Ilfracombe Town and Liverton United v Teignmouth both falling victim. Two games were played though although neither produced a winner. Alphington collected a point from a 2-2 draw at home to the University of Exeter in a City Derby whilst Crediton United drew 1-1 at home to Brixham at Lords Meadow.

SUNDAY 15th APRIL

SWP East: Two Sunday games saw clubs from East & North Devon face each other in catch up games with one each in the two areas. Up in North Devon Appledore hosted Axminster Town and recorded a 5-1 home win to complete a good weekend for the Marshford side who had an away win 24 hours earlier. In East Devon, Honiton Town hosted Torridgeside with the Hippos winning 4-2 and that meant the visitors had lost both games over the weekend.

SATURDAY 14th APRIL

SWP East: Leaders Newton Abbot Spurs pulled out a 4 point gap at the top of the table with an emphatic 6-0 win away at bottom of the table Liverton United whilst St Martins sat out the day with no fixture. Budleigh Salterton moved ahead of St Martins into 2nd on goal difference, albeit having played six more matches, with a 3-0 win away at Galmpton & Roselands. Those trio of clubs are now all well ahead of the chasing pack with 4th placed Crediton United going down to a 1-3 defeat away at the University of Exeter with the Students climbing a place to 6th. Bovey Tracey in 4th lost 0-1 at home to Appledore and Ilfracombe slip from 6th to 7th after losing 6-2 away at Teignmouth. At the foot of the table the day’s big winners were Alphington who won 1-0 at “home” to Torridgeside in a fixture that had been reversed to Donnacroft following a sewerage leak earlier in the week at The Chronicles. Alphington are not just 4 points clear of danger but today’s win also lifted them above Galmpton. Elsewhere Brixham picked up an away win with a 1-0 scoreline at Sidmouth Town.

THURSDAY 12th APRIL

SWP East: Bovey Tracey climbed a place to 5th in the league table after a 4-2 win in their local derby with neighbours Liverton United. The Mill Marsh Park club completing the double as they won at Halford over Easter whilst tonight’s game was postponed from as far back as Boxing Day !

WEDNESDAY 11th APRIL

SWP East: With leaders St Martins seeing their game at the University of Exeter washed out it gave Newton Abbot Spurs the chance to reclaim top spot which they duly did in some style with a 5-0 win at home to Torridgeside. Spurs are a point clear but have now played one more match. Third placed Budleigh Salterton are just 3 games from completing their season but finish it in fine form and the Robins added another win tonight after a 1-0 success away at Axminster Town. Ilfracombe Town climbed two places to 5th with a 2-0 home win over visiting Galmpton & Roselands with the Blue Birds another club in good form.

MONDAY 9th APRIL

SWP East: With the Devon Premier Cup Semi Final between Torridgeside and the University of Exeter called off for the 4th time, the only East Division action was the league game at Bovey Tracey where visiting Budleigh Salterton collected all three points after a 5-1 victory at Mill Marsh Park.

SATURDAY 7th APRIL

SWP East: Just three of the eight East games today were played but those games did involve both of the top two sides. Leaders St Martins had a narrow 1-0 win over Torridgeside whilch keeps the Exminster based side 2 points clear of 2nd placed Newton Abbot Spurs who themselves went on the rampage with a seasons highest home winning margin in the division with an 8-0 victory over visiting Honiton Town. The only other game was at bottom of the table Liverton United who lost 0-3 against visitors Ilfracombe Town with the Blue-Birds climbing two places to 7th in the league table.

WEDNESDAY 4th APRIL

SWP East: Only Budleigh Salterton were able to stage a game tonight as two other East matches were postponed. The Robins pitch was again very playable and produced a high scoring 3-3 draw against visiting Axminster Town.

SATURDAY 31st MARCH

SWP East: St Martins went back to the top of the table with a 4-0 win over local rivals Alphington in front of a highest Ground-Hop attendance of 383 at Minster Park in a morning kick off with 369 watching on in the afternoon as Brixham had a narrow 1-0 win in their home game with Galmpton & Roselands.

GOOD FRIDAY 30th MARCH

SWP East: All five East games were played today with three of them being on the Easter Ground-Hop. Sidmouth Town hosted Budleigh Salterton in the morning game with 336 watching the visiting Robins edge a 4-3 victory. The afternoon game saw Honiton Town host Ilfracombe Town at Exwick Villa’s new 4G pitch with the Bluebirds winning 1-0 in front of 228 and in the evening game Axminster Town had a 2-1 win over Crediton United with 306 watching on at Tiger Way. Away from the Hop Bovey Tracey had a 5-1 win away at bottom of the table Liverton United and Torridgeside edged a 2-1 win in the North Devon Derby at Appledore.

THURSDAY 29th MARCH

SWP East: Newton Abbot Spurs worked hard to get the pitch playable for tonight’s first Easter Hop game of the weekend and were rewarded with a 2-1 win over local rivals Teignmouth which also helped Spurs climb back to the top of the league table, whilst they were also boosted by an attendance of 318 as the Hoppers swelled the crowd at the Recreation Ground.

TUESDAY 27th MARCH

SWP East: With the Devon Premier Cup semi-final postponed again that left just one match involving East Division teams tonight with Bovey Tracey hosting Sidmouth Town in league action. The hosts took a first half lead before the Vikings turned it around after the break to win 2-1 and climb a place in the table.

SATURDAY 24th MARCH

SWP East: Once again the weather put paid to a number of matches with only four East games going ahead. Leaders St Martins were one of the sides left without a game and that allowed 2nd placed Newton Abbot Spurs to close the gap to just 2 points with a 2-1 victory away at Appledore. At the opposite end of the table the bottom two met at The Chronicles with Alphington beating Liverton United 2-1 to leap-frog them and climb off the bottom of the table by a point. Elsewhere Torridgeside climbed three places to 7th after a 2-1 win at home to Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth Town are up two places to 12th after a 2-0 win away at Ilfracombe Town.

THURSDAY 22nd MARCH

Devon Premier Cup: Teignmouth are the first side through to the Premier Cup final after a 4-0 win over fellow East outfit Bovey Tracey in the delayed Semi Final staged tonight at Budleigh Salterton. Two goals in each half settled the affair with Teignmouth now waiting to see who they will meet in the final on May 3rd with the other semi final now re-arranged for next Tuesday when Torridgeside meet holders the University of Exeter.

SATURDAY 17th MARCH

SWP East: Five of the seven scheduled East games survived the snow with only Bovey Tracey and Torridgeside calling off matches. Leaders St Martins pulled 5 points clear at the top of the table with a 40 win away at Brixham which took full advantage of Newton Spurs having a day off and Budleigh Salterton suffering a postponement. In fact the only other Top 6 side in action were Crediton United who remain in 4th but who closed the gap with a narrow 1-0 win away at bottom of the table Alphington. Elsewhere a trio of sides climbed up the table with Teignmouth up a place to 8th after a 3-2 win at home to Axminster Town, Ilfracombe Town are up a place to 9th after a 2-0 win at home to fellow new boys Honiton Town in the first meeting this season of the two promoted clubs and Appledore are up two places, to 12th, after gaining a 5-2 win away at Galmpton & Roselands.

SATURDAY 10th MARCH

SWP East: After 14 days with no action for any of the East sides, at least today saw 5 in action, although the weather saw another 10 teams having the dreaded postponement verdict. Two league games were played with 3rd placed Budleigh Salterton closing the gap on the two sides above them with a 5-0 win at home to Appledore whilst Newton Abbot Spurs missed the chance to go back top of the table after they could only draw 0-0 away at Ilfracombe Town. This was also the first 0-0 in the East this season, with 172 games now completed.

Walter C Parson Cup: The East Divisions last survivors, Teignmouth, bowed out of the league Cup away at West Division high flyers Mousehole in a tight contest. The two sides were level at 1-1 after 90 minutes before the hosts scored a late extra time winner to go through 2-1.

SATURDAY 24th FEBRUARY

SWP East: The East Division has new leaders this evening as St Martins went to the top of the league table after a 5-0 win at home to Axminster Town, the Exminster based side over took Newton Spurs who were on Cup duty. St Martins are very much the form team and today saw their 10th win from their last 11 league outings. Budleigh Salterton also climbed a place, to third, as the Robins had a 3-0 victory at home to an Ilfracombe Town side making the long journey to Greenway Lane. Crediton United slip a place to fourth after being held to a 1-1 draw at home by lowly Alphington. The Alphas are now just 2 points adrift at the foot of the table as the closest side to them, Liverton United, were on the wrong end of the days highest score as they lost 7-1 away at Honiton Town which was the Hippo’s biggest win since joining the league last Summer. Torridgeside were the biggest climbers as the North Devon side moved up two places to 8th after a 4-0 win at home to Galmpton & Roselands whilst also in North Devon, Appledore are up a place to 14th following a 2-0 win at home to Brixham. Two sides who may yet face each other in a Cup final met each other in the league today with Teignmouth and the University of Exeter cancelling each other out with a 2-2 draw at Coombe Valley.

Devon Premier Cup: The final outstanding quarter final was played today with Bovey Tracey winning 2-1 away at local rivals Newton Abbot Spurs in a delayed tie. Bovey Tracey will now meet another South Devon outfit in Teignmouth in the semi finals next month.

SATURDAY 17th FEBRUARY

SWP East: There were just five East games due to be played today after County Cup ties affected the schedule but at least four of those were played with only Honiton Town being postponed. St Martins took advantage of leaders Newton Spurs inactivity to draw level on points, but behind on goal difference, after a 1-0 win away at Galmpton & Roselands. Budleigh Salterton dropped a place from 3rd to 4th after they lost 1-0 away at a Liverton United side who climbed off the foot of the table with the much needed victory. Crediton United climbed back into 3rd place with a 2-1 win from their trip to Sidmouth Town whilst Ilfracombe Town had a very good 5-1 win over Teignmouth at Marlborough Park.

Devon Premier Cup: One of the outstanding quarter finals was played today with East Division side, and Cup holders, the University of Exeter beating West Division outfit Plymstock United by an 8-0 margin to set up a semi final next month with Torridgeside.

SATURDAY 10th FEBRUARY

SWP East: Just one East Division league game was played this week as the weather once again caused havoc. St Martins closing the gap on league leaders Newton Abbot Spurs down to just 3 points with a 4-1 win away at local rivals Alphington in a match postponed from Boxing Day.

Devon Premier Cup: Two of the four quarter finals were played and both were all East Division affairs. Teignmouth booked a semi final place after winning 1-0 away at a Budleigh Salterton side taht they had lost 3-2 at in the league just seven days ago. Torridgeside are also through to the last four after the North Devon side ran out 3-0 winners away at Brixham.

SATURDAY 3rd FEBRUARY

Walter C Parson Cup: Newton Abbot Spurs came close to pulling off a league cup shock as they led 1-0 away at Premier side Godolphin Atlantic into injury time, but conceded a late leveller to draw 1-1 after 90 minutes. Extra time saw them not only lose 1-2 to exit the cup but they also had two players sent off who will now miss next Saturdays Devon Premier Cup quarter final.

SWP East: Budleigh Salterton were rewarded for staging the only East Division game as they beat Teignmouth by a 3-2 margin at Greenway Lane and the maximum points push the Rovins up three places in the East table to 3rd spot. The two sides meet again in just a weeks time, at the same venue, in the Devon Premier Cup last eight.

SATURDAY 27th JANUARY

SWP East: Six of the eight scheduled games in the East Division fell victim to the wet weather this week but two clubs were both rewarded for their efforts of getting games on with victories and decent attendances. St Martins ran riot as they beat Liverton United by a 7-1 margin at Minster Way with the Saints climbing three places to 2nd in the table and pushing themselves very much into the title picture as they are now just 6 points behind leaders Newton Abbot Spurs and still have two games in hand. The result also meant that Liverton dropped back to bottom of the table as their goal difference is now worse than Alphington who climb off the foot of the table without actually kicking a ball. In the other game played, Axminster Town hosted Bovey Tracey at Tiger WAy and won 2-0 with both goals coming in the second half. The Tigers remain in 7th but Bovey Tracey fall a place to 5th in the table.

SATURDAY 20th JANUARY

SWP East: A wash-out of the East programme of matches was avoided by Axminster Town who staged the only game in the competition today as they hosted Brixham at Tiger Way. The two clubs served up an entertaining 3-3 draw which keeps the Tigers in 7th place whilst draw specialists Brixham climbed a place to 9th after their 8th draw of the campaign.

SATURDAY 13th JANUARY

SWP East: Whilst the majority of teams were washed out across the league today, the East Division bucked the trend with 6 of the 7 scheduled games being played. Only Galmpton against Teignmouth was postponed, and that was as much to do with being one of the few pitches played on last weekend. The highest placed team in action today were Crediton United who jumped from 4th to 2nd after a 2-1 win over Axminster Town at Lords Meadow with the Kirton now 8 points off the leaders but with 2 games in hand. The University of Exeter played their first game of 2018 and climbed two places to 3rd with a 3-1 win away at previously in-form Ilfracombe Town. St Martins also won away, and closed the gap on the leaders, as they moved up a place to 5th with a 2-1 win at Sidmouth Town. The only other victors today were Brixham who climb into the top 10 after a 3-0 win away at Honiton Town. Two games ended in score draws with both the bottom two gaining a precious point. Alphington remain bottom, but only on goal difference, after a 1-1 draw at home to Appledore whilst Liverton United remain just above them after drawing 3-3 away at Torridgeside.

FRIDAY 12th JANUARY

SWP East: The battle of the top two in the East Division table saw a good crowd at The Recreation Ground for this Friday Night fixture with leaders Newton Abbot Spurs opening up a big 9 point lead at the top of the table with a 4-0 victory over 2nd placed Bovey Tracey who retain four games in hand.

SATURDAY 6th JANUARY

SWP East: Three of the seven scheduled East games were played today and those included league leaders Newton Abbot Spurs who edged a point further ahead of the chasing pack with a 1-1 draw away at Torridgeside. The big winners today were Budleigh Salterton who had a 2-0 win at home to Brixham and that allowed the in-form Robins to jump three places from 6th to 3rd in the table. Honiton Town leap-frogged their hosts today, Galmpton and Roselands, by winning a tight game in South Devon by a 1-0 margin.

 

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