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PUBLISHED: 10:38 13 March 2008 | UPDATED: 08:54 10 June 2010

P5165-11-08SH Action from Exmouth Ammies (light shirts)  clash with Otterton at Warren View on Saturday. 
Picture by Simon Horn.

P5165-11-08SH Action from Exmouth Ammies (light shirts) clash with Otterton at Warren View on Saturday. Picture by Simon Horn.

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Exmouth Amateurs 3, Otterton 5 D&E Senior One OTTERTON were glad to come away with three points to stay in the top three. Otterton opened the scoring after only 90 seconds when a through ball from Ross Lawson was hammered home by Kevin Pitt.

Exmouth Amateurs 3, Otterton 5D&E Senior OneOTTERTON were glad to come away with three points to stay in the top three. Otterton opened the scoring after only 90 seconds when a through ball from Ross Lawson was hammered home by Kevin Pitt. The Otters increased their lead on 23 minutes. Tom Bishop's cross found top scorer Simon Tuley to score. Bishop made it three with five minutes of the half remaining and Pitt scored his 14th goal of the season on 44 minutes. Ammies regrouped and actually won the second half 3-1 with the Otters' goal coming by way of an own goal. Otterton play Exeter ST at home on Saturday.Otterton 4, Bradninch 2D&E Inter 4 OTTERTON reserves made it five wins in the last six games but did it the hard way after going two goals behind early on. Neil Shipton and Gary Williams pulled the game back level before sub Leigh Adey found the Bradninch keeper in generous mood when he made it 3-2 with a cross that the visiting keeper chucked into his own net. Adey tested the keeper late on when he could only parry his strike into the net.Otterton travel to Feniton on Saturday.Tom Bishop (2) and Jon Dack were Otterton's scorers in a 3-1 win at Barley Wanderers in Sunday Division Two.University 1, Budleigh Salterton Res 1D&E Senior OneA mixture of holidays, injury, work commitments and a suspension meant Budleigh's squad was pushed to the limit.The Students took the lead early on after a mix-up and their striker finished well.At half time Steve Tweedie was switched to right back after being clatterd early. Carl Everest pushed into midfield and started bossing the game.Budleigh had a good chance but manager Alex Freer headed weakly over when well placed. Then Simon Rose tried an overhead kick which just went wide.At the other end Rich Higham and Tim Bradshaw were both having great games. Keeper Brad Evans' kicking and handling was faultless all game.After 70 minutes Freer was replaced by Noel Pond who, despite being a keeper, caused all sorts of problems with his height and general trickery.With seven minutes left, David Evans scored when his well struck shot flew in.Higham nearly won it when his looping header was just cleared from under the bar.This was Budleigh's 17th league game unbeaten and was a case of a well-earned point.Heavitree Harriers 0, Clyst Valley 2D&E Premier DivisionHARRIERS had the best of this game for long spells but were frustrated by their inability to score goals.Given the amount of possession Harriers had, the result was even more disappointing and leaves the management pondering what to do next! Heavitree never gave up and pressed their opponents for long periods, creating some excellent chances, only to fall short at the final hurdle. The threat of relegation could be a real one unless Harriers grind out some wins. Their cause hasn't been helped by Pinhoe's decision to pull out of the league. Harriers will lose the six points earned for two wins over the Pins.Heavitree Old Boys 3, EDF Energy 2Sunday League Division FourThe game started brightly for the Old Boys with the prolific Mark Sims heading home a Jody Bolt flick on.Sims added a second after good work from Bolt and Knighton to make it seven goals in the last six games. The match then turned in EDF'S favour as they got one back before Bolt went off injured and the Old Boys had to play one short as they had no substitutes.Old Boys fought back and a Lyons free-kick was turned into his own net by an EDF defender.Midway through the second half the visitors were awarded a penalty when the hapless Vine chopped down his opponent.The Old Boys had to hold out for the final 25 minutes, which they found a little easier than anticipated.Brixington Blues U15s 2, Honiton 2Juventus Youth League FEW chances presented themselves in the opening 30 minutes. However, Blues were lucky not to concede a goal as the Honiton Town forwards were a constant threat.Blues went a goal down and struggled to get back in the game.The shape of the team was not right and they were giving away far too many balls too easily.However, the strength of Liam West brought Blues back into the game. A long ball was taken down superbly by West, who battled to keep it then chipped the advancing keeper for the equaliser.Blues let Honiton back into the game and they found themselves behind again. This seemed to inspire Blues and they fought harder and pushed up to try and get back into the game. West's equaliser was no more than they deserved.Positives to take from this game were that Alex Sprake made a number of great saves to keep Honiton out, both centre backs, Farrant and Reynolds had solid games and the team didn't give up and fought to the end. Other results: Brixinton Blues U13s 4, West Hill 5; Brixington United U15s 4, Countess Weat Dynamos 2.Newton 66 Girls 3, Exmouth Amateurs U13s 4Cup semi-final first leg Exmouth started the brighter and deservedly took the lead when Marika Ghiglia wriggled free in the box and volleyed home from close range.Newton equalised when their striker hooked a ball over her head and beyond keeper Lauren Hillman.Exmouth regained the lead as Leah Rawlings played a great one-two with Ghiglia and fired home.Exmouth increased this lead just before the break as a Rawlings' long throw was headed into her own net by a Newton defender.The second half was full of effort and endeavour but neither side managed any dominance of the ball as both defences looked to be on top.Newton reduced the deficit with a fine strike from just inside the box that found the corner of the net.Exmouth quickly restored their two-goal advantage as Lara Spires found Ghiglia and her square ball found Rawlings, whose run from midfield wasn't tracked, and she finished in style.Newton scored with the final kick of the game.

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