Exmouth Town left two goal lead slip in cup defeat but Cockles march on - a Saturday night round-up of local sport

PUBLISHED: 19:46 22 September 2018 | UPDATED: 19:51 22 September 2018

Jack Downie, the Exmouth Man of the Match from the game against Cleve in the opening game of a new league season. Picture CONTRIBUTED

Jack Downie, the Exmouth Man of the Match from the game against Cleve in the opening game of a new league season. Picture CONTRIBUTED

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Exmouth Town let a two-goal half-time lead slip as they crashed out of the Walter C Parsons Funeral Directors Cup (the League cup for the South West Peninsula League), beaten 4-2 at Division One East side Elmore.

However, the Exmouth flag continues to fly high at the Imperial Ground where the Cockles were 27-13 winners over Weston-super-Mare in a South West Premier meeting.

The Cockles trailed 6-0 after half an hour at home to the Somerset side, but got three points back before the break and then powered their way to a deserved success in the second half.

In other Cockles’ news, the colts shared 20 points with Honiton Colts and the Cockles 2nd XV shared 24 points with Okehampton.

However, Withycombe were beaten in their Tribute Cornwall and Devon meeting with Plymstock Albion Oaks, going down 51-7 in South Devon.

In other local football on the penultimate Saturday in September, Budleigh Salterton also slipped out of the SWP League Cup, beaten 4-1 at Ilfracombe Town.

East Budleigh were 4-3 winners of their Macron League Division Three East Devon derby at Ottery St Mary, while Budleigh Reserves picked up a second point of their Macron League Division Three season with a 2-2 Greenway Lane draw with Axmouth United. In the same division, Lympstone remain top after they made it four wins from four games this term with a 4-1 win over Clyst Valley while Otterton continue to go well, they won 3-2 at Sandford and remain in the top three.

In Division Five, Exmouth Spartans were 2-0 home winners over Awliscombe

In Division Seven, Otterton Reserves went down 2-1 against visiting Broadclyst, but there was a win for East Budleigh Reserves, after they defeated Okehampton Argyle Reserve s by the odd goal in five.

In Division Eight, leaders Topsham Town Reserves march on after their 8-1 home win over Tedburn St Mary – that’s five straight wins and 33 goals scored by the soaring Tops!

In the same section, Exmouth Town thirds were narrowly beaten 1-0 by Devon Yeoman Reserves, but Lympstone Reserves were winners, they swamped hosts Honiton Town thirds 6-0.

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