University give league leaders first-half fright
THE University gave Hatherleigh a scare as they led 1-0 at half-time against the Premier Division League leaders.
However, the North Devon team hit back to win 3-1 with Mark Lake scoring twice in the second half.
Feniton needed a late winner from Paul Dowling to beat Beer Albion 4-3.
Feniton had led 2-0, but in a topsy-turvy match they found themselves trailing 3-2 at one point.
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Dave O'Connor, Charlie Selley and Ali Sawyer were Feniton's other scorers, Adam Wakley, Richard Walker and a Chris Long blockbuster accounted for Beer's goals.
St Martins beat Clyst Valley 3-0 with Lee Parker scoring twice on his return to the team.
Newtown dipped out of the title race after drawing 1-1 at Exmouth Amateurs, Ben Howard scoring their only goal.
However, Morchard Bishop kept their flag flying with a 2-1 victory at Budleigh Salterton. Matt Woodward and Kenny Ord scored for Morchard.
Topsham Town and Thorverton shared a 3-3 draw. Ashley McDermid, Dave Brown and Luke England scoring for the Tops.
Thors goals came from an own goal, Adam Langabeer and Marcus Riggs.
Alphington led the upsets in Division One with a 2-1 win against leaders Chard Town. Sam Washbourne and Josh Hole scored the goals but it was caretaker goalkeeper Callum Gent who stole the show.
Second-placed Sidbury had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Cullompton, Bow AAC dipped to a 2-0 defeat at Wellington and Witheridge suffered a 4-2 reverse at Tipton St John, which was their first victory of the season. Jody Freeman (2), Kev Sexton and Barry Wood were Tipton's scorers.
Heavitree went third after their 2-0 win against Culm United and Tiverton Town gained vital ground after they beat the University 2-1.
Elmore went nine points clear in Division Two following their 3-0 win at Pinhoe, who felt hard done by as they hit the woodwork three times.
Bickleigh are closing in on the top three after a 4-1 win at Clyst Valley, whose Ed Williams had their only goal, and Honiton Town kept their great run going with a 2-1 victory at Halwill.
Westexe and Topsham shared a 1-1 draw, with Lee Dixon's goal for Rovers being wiped out by a Nick Bartlett penalty.
Dolphin are the new Division Three leaders after a 2-1 win at Offwell Rangers, with Liam Mallett and Marc Smith scoring.
Crediton battered Upottery but dropped off top spot following a 4-2 defeat. Sam Winslade (2), Ollie Rice and Mark Tucker scored for Upottery and keeper Jack Trevisick saved a penalty.
Newtown climbed into second place after winning a 5-4 thriller at Sandford.
Ottery St Mary dropped into the bottom three after losing 1-0 to Newton St Cyres and high-flying Lympstone being beaten 2-0 at Winkleigh.
Heavitree Social United remained eight points clear as Division Four leaders after a 3-1 win against Bampton, with Stuart Tyrer (2) and Chris Smith scoring and Jason Hayman their star player.
Newtown, who have just two league matches remaining, went down 4-1 at Woodbury after being ahead at the break. Goals from Richard Hill and Luke Kelsall turned it around for Woodbury before substitute Andy Bennett scored twice.
Bottom-of-the-table Seaton Town beat Exmouth Town 1-0, with Jake Richards netting.
The Lord's XI are out of the danger zone after a terrific 5-1 win against Exmouth Amateurs. Julian and Gaz Wills both scored first-half doubles and Tim Holding added their fifth.
Axminster Town went down 5-2 against Chulmleigh.
Cheriton Fitzpaine look out of sight in Division Five after they saw off challengers Countess Wear Dynamoes 5-1. Matt Holland, Chris Acton, Mike Back, Dean Pidgeon and star man Nigel Thomas shared the goals. Awliscombe won 3-0 against Hatherleigh and Culm moved into the top three after they beat St Martins 2-0, with Graham Bowles netting twice.
Harry Leach smashed four goals for Lapford in their 5-2 win against Westexe. Dominic Stapleton also scored.
Jon Britton (2) and Jack Bridgeman scored in a 3-2 win for Sampford Peverell at Topsham, whose Josh Boulton and Dom Gibbons replied.
Robert Adkin scored twice and Luke Bartlett once for Beer, who beat Uplowman 3-0.
Dawlish United kept their noses in front as Division Six leaders after routing North Tawton 8-0, while Feniton won 5-2 at Dunkeswell after being behind twice. Matt Dowling (2), Louie Dyer, Sam Geek and Jamie Brimblecombe scored Fenny's goals.
Jesse Howe, Chris Beddows and Adam Burns were Amory Argyle's scorers in their 3-0 win against East Budleigh.
Topsham won 5-2 at Morchard Bishop, whose Ryan Piper and Gary Stagg netted consolations.
Ben Smith and Jamie O'Connor scored for Silverton in their 2-2 draw at Stoke Hill.
Open Space International enjoyed a shock 2-2 draw against Division Seven leaders Fluxton, with Mustafa Kaya and Dwayn Huggins scoring.
The Met Office equalised at Newton St Cyres in the 90th minute through Andy Wilson – only to concede an injury-time penalty and lose 2-1.
Tedburn St Mary lost 4-0 against Halwill.
In Division Eight, Newtown's 2-1 win at Langdon took them level on points with league leaders Alphington.
Alex Bressington notched a free-kick to earn Woodbury a point against Bickleigh with a 1-1 draw.
Two of Mid Devon's oldest clubs – Bradninch and Kentisbeare – are hoping to rejoin the Fresha Devon & Exeter League.
Both clubs folded recently due a to lack of players, but plan to revive their fortunes for the 2013/14 season.
Bradninch manager Neville England said: "We are very keen to play some friendly matches and would like to ask interested teams to get in touch. We are happy to travel and also have a home ground."
Any teams that are interested should contact England on 07718 767279 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Players interested in joining Kentisbeare should contact club secretary Dave Goff on 01884 266597 or 07790 401563 or email email@example.com.