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Rice's bullet header wraps up win for Bishop away to Willand

By Mid Devon Gazette  |  Posted: October 23, 2012

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DELIGHTED Morchard Bishop manager Steve Rice scored with a bullet header into the top corner to round off his team's excellent 4-0 victory against mid-Devon rivals Willand Rovers in the Premier Division.

Kenny Ord, Mike Tapp – who was celebrating the birth of his second son – and Jon Bradford also scored.

Thorverton were beaten 7-3 at Seaton after conceding four goals in the first half. The Thors did make a fist of it, getting back to 4-2 before Seaton got going again.

Elsewhere in Premier, Feniton regained top spot with a startling 9-1 win against Exeter University. Former Willand keeper Brian Cann made his debut in goal for Feniton, but could not keep a clean sheet.

St Martins came from behind twice to win 3-2 at Exmouth Amateurs. Hatherleigh won 4-2 against Newtown, while the only draw in the division was at Beer, where Topsham scored both their goals from the penalty spot.

In Division One, Sidbury wrecked Bow's 100 per cent record by grabbing a 2-2 draw against the high fliers. Will Hawking and Louis Kinch were Bow's scorers.

The University were unable to prevent leaders Chard opening a four-point gap at the top of the table as they lost 3-0 to the Somerset club.

Tiverton won 2-0 win against Culm – a result that sees them go above Heavitree, who lost 2-1 to Wellington.

A Simon Tuley penalty earned East Budleigh their first points of the season with a 1-0 win at Tipton.

Bickleigh had their 100 per cent record in Division Two ended by a 1-1 draw at home to Westexe. Josh Wren (Westexe) and Jake Pancherz (Bickleigh) got the goals. Elmore are now hot on Bickleigh's heels after their 1-0 victory at Topsham.

Beacon Knights won their clash at Colaton Raleigh 4-2 with Danny Holman (2), Chris Down and Jack Greenslade scoring.

Dawlish United won their derby at Chagford 3-1, with Alex Gavillet scoring for the Moormen.

South Zeal regained the lead of Division Three as they beat Newtown 2-0. However, Ottery suffered another defeat by a single goal at Lympstone.

Newton St Cyres trounced bottom of the table Winkleigh 12-0, with Matt Yelland getting a personal best six goals. Matt Clarke (2), Adam Kefford, Ash Hudd, Mark Harris and Tihomer Dimitrov added the rest.

Dolphin beat Upottery 5-3, with Liam Mallett hammering a hat-trick. Elliot Wells and Marc Smith also scored.

Alex Baird (3), Tom Briggs (2), George Banfield, Adam Farmer and Josh Essex all scored for Hemyock in their 8-2 victory against Offwell.

Simon Durrant with a double, Sam Reeve and Chris Heardson scored for Tedburn, who were 4-1 winners at the University.

Division Four leaders Exeter University had their 100 per cent record ended by a shock 4-4 draw against struggling Seaton Town. Ali Cullen, Toby Porter, Lewis Martin and Harry Jarrett were the Uni's marksmen.

Axminster regained top spot after their 4-1 win at the Lords XI. The Tigers' scorers were Leo Maguire, James Salter, Joel Seward and Ollie Highett.

Achred Ghanmi netted a hat-trick in Exmouth Amateurs' 6-1 victory at Woodbury. Robbie Lambert (2) and Danny Gould also scored.

Aaron Streat was Topsham's scorer in their 1-1 draw with Lapford.

Countess Wear, the Division Five leaders, were another club to have their 100 per cent record taken away in a goalless draw against Sampford Peverell.

Cheriton Fitzpaine beat Awliscombe 2-0 with goals from Matt Holland and Emlyn Austin.

Shane Jackson with a hat-trick featured for Westexe as they thumped Beer 5-1. Jamie Land and Ollie Maine also scored.

Culm United drew 2-2 with Hatherleigh, Steve Roach and a Steve Alford penalty accounted for Culm's goals.

Amory Park Rangers took over as Division Six leaders following their 5-1 win at North Tawton. Tom Williams, Jamie Phillips, Dan Ayre, Luke Veale and Shaune Veale shared the goals.

However, Amory Argyle suffered a 4-1 reverse at home to Morchard Bishop whose goals came from Ryan Piper, Marc Frost and Matt Madelin (2). Kris Roper had Argyle's goal.

Priory won their derby game against Topsham 3-2. Matt Brown and Russell Brooker scored for the Tops.

In Division Seven Met Office won 1-0 against Lympston thanks to a goal from Dave Bennett.

Otterton also won 1-0 with a Ben Yoeman strike.

The game of the day was at Ottery St Mary where Open Space International drew 5-5. Kahlil Morali (2), Ali Rahimi, Ali Omrani and Hawker Seleaman were the OSI scorers.

Division Eight leaders Sidbury were beaten 4-1 by Pinhoe and their lead is down to three points over Hemyock, who were 8-0 winners at Lapford.

Alphington won 5-3 against Sandford. Adam Westle and Andy Wilson both scored twice and Alex McMackin once.

Witheridge are through to the third round of the Firewatch Devon Senior Cup after a 5-2 win against Park United. Ryan Greenwood, with a hat-trick, Jack Woodman and an own goal did the business for Withy.

Cullompton beat Yealm United 3-0 and Honiton, under re-appointed manager Kevin Blackwell, beat Colyton 3-2.

Fluxton are through to the third round of the Devon Intermediate Cup after their narrow 2-1 win against Newton St Cyres, whose Ollie Hall scored their only goal.

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