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Tivvy to take on higher league

By Mid Devon Gazette  |  Posted: December 05, 2013

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TIVERTON Town will travel to Stoke Gabriel this Saturday for their Graddon Vending Devon Premier Cup fourth round tie somewhat short of match practise having played just once in November.

It will be a tough ask for Tivvy but they will relish the chance to match their skills against the Peninsular League outfit.

Willand Rovers are also in Devon Premier Cup action on Saturday but they face a monumental hurdle at Peninsula League Division One East leaders Exwick Villa. Rovers are not even in good form after losing 5-2 away to the Premier division's bottom side Heavitree United.

Thorverton had hoped to provide an upset at Newtown but were swept away 4-0 by the league leaders. Thorverton played well but they had no one capable of matching Newtown's strike force. The Thors are at home to the University this Saturday.

Elsewhere in Premier, St Martins saw their 100 per cent record blown apart by a 2-1 defeat at Seaton Town, and the same scoreline saw champions Feniton skewered for the second season in succession on their own patch by Hatherleigh.

Chard Town recovered from their Tiverton defeat to see off a disappointing Topsham Town 5-0, and Beer were 2-1 winners at Budleigh Salterton, a result which dropped Willand into the bottom three.

Struggling Clyst Valley also secured a good point with a 0-0 draw against the University.

Division One leaders Elmore had to step up their intensity at East Budleigh before bagging another maximum with a 4-1 success. Jordan Copp (2), Kevin Mills and man-of-the match Adam Westbrook scored for the Eagles.

Second-placed Sidbury United also worked hard to beat Cullompton Rangers 2-0 and remain four points clear of Bow who cantered to an 8-1 victory at Tipton St John. Dean Jones (3), Paul Reed, Pete Steer, Kieran Stone, Simon Wynne and Alex Bowden were Bows' archers.

Witheridge have hit their best form as they blew Bickleigh away 5-1, Tom Williams hitting four goals. James Giffard added the fifth.

Beacon Knights smashed nine past a humbled Newton Poppleford, but the University needed just one goal to succeed at Exmouth Amateurs.

Heavitree were beaten 2-1 at Wellington, their only goal coming from Dickie Phillips.

Honiton Town widened the gap at the top of Division Two as they won 2-0 at Pinhoe.

Dolphin go second after beating Lympstone 3-0, Darren Pattinson, Jimmy Lee-Shaw and Ben Murby scoring, and they overtake Newton St Cyres who were held 1-1 at Westexe Rovers.

Culm United beat Halwill 2-1 with Rhys Cruse and Martin Loader scoring. Man of the match for Culm was midfielder Thomas Keating.

Crediton United drew 3-3 at Topsham Town with Fraser Maule, Miroskaw Damasiewicz and Neil Collins getting their goals.

Division Three leaders Upottery came unstuck at Chulmleigh where the home side won 3-2. Robert Scott, Jack Lee and Dean Voaden shared the Chulmleigh goals.

The University edged into second place with a 1-0 win at Sidmouth, Tom Jones scoring, but Hemyock slipped back after they were held 1-1 at Woodbury.

Newtown are now challenging after their 5-0 win against Axminster Town. Luke Jones (2), Steve Kerswell, Chris Phillips and Aaron James were the scorers.

Exmouth Amateurs failed to raise a side for their match at Chagford, and the club are pondering whether to continue with a reserve side.

In Division Four leaders Axmouth United won the top-of-the-table clash against the Lords XI despite conceding first. Both Lords goals came from Juliam Wills.

Exmouth Town are now third thanks to a 2-1 win at the University whose Ben Mogg scored their only goal.

Bampton surprised Cheriton Fitzpaine 2-1, and Awliscombe are closing in on the Cherries following their 5-2 win at bottom-of-the-table Winkleigh.

Newtown won 1-0 at Thorverton with Adam Kane scoring, but Sandford remain without a victory this season after losing 4-2 at home to Okehampton.

Just three points separate the top five in Division Five with Morchard Bishop, 4-0 winners against Seaton, and Lapford, 2-1 winners at St Martins, sharing top spot.

Dawlish United beat Dunkeswell 5-0 and stay ahead of Bow who almost gave away a three-goal lead against Countess Wear before getting home 3-2.

Luke Shere scored four goals in a 20-minute spell for Amory Park Rangers on their way to a 7-1 battering of Feniton. Dan Black (2) and Shaune Veale were the other scorers.

Division Six leaders Otterton suffered a shock 3-1 defeat at Silverton for who John Ford, Mike Rowley and John Buckland found the net.

Second place Honiton Town also lost, 4-0 at home to a rampant Uplowman Athletic whose Chris White (2), Brian Redwood and Adam Bond scored.

Division Seven pacemakers Henrys Cronies hit the 70-goal mark with their 10-0 victory at the Railway Club. Danny Rouse rolling back the years scored a hat-trick, Billy Rouse, Niall Martin and Ryan Burrows netted doubles, and Kieran Smith finished off with a single.

Second-placed Alphington won 9-1 at Langdon with Ryan Moody smashing seven goals. The other two came from Justin Densham and Kyle Dare.

Newtown also scored nine at home to Tedburn St Mary with Alex Hunter leading the way with a hat-trick. Dylan Wilson (2), Adam Smith (2), Luke Scholfield and Josh Powell were the other marksmen.

The Met Office were on cloud nine with a second successive victory 3-1 at home to Pinhoe.

Kentisbeare and Offwell Rangers drew 1-1, Carlos Paiva getting the Kents' goal.

In Division Eight Alphington had their game with Cheriton Fitzpaine abandoned after just 13 minutes due to a serious injury to home player Tom Paterson.

Two other matches were postponed. Woodbury failed to raise a side to travel to Bickleigh, as did Elmore for their game at Hemyock.

Open Space International soared into fifth place with a 5-1 win against Sandford.

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