Saturday football round-up: Exmouth Town net terrific clean sheet home win over Tavistock / Town Reserves beaten / Exmouth Spartans score eight / Double delight for both Otterton teams
PUBLISHED: 19:31 10 November 2018 | UPDATED: 19:42 10 November 2018
Exmouth Town are back with that winning feeling – and what a win too – after a 1-0 South West Peninsula League Premier Division, Southern Road over Tavistock.
Seven days before Town had suffered home cup heart break as Cadbury Heath came back from a goal down to win 4-3 with two goals in the final five minutes. However, this time round Town struck late, not quite as late – there were 72 minutes on the clock when the games only goal was scored, but it was enough for Kevin Hills man to claim arguably their finest win in the league this season.
Until Tuesday night’s 7-2 thrashing at Bodmin Town, Tavistock had been unbeaten in a dozen league games, winning 11 of them and drawing the other.
The win means Town are now just three points behind second in the table Tavvy, who have played a game more.
On a soggy November Saturday, there was a reduced programme owing to Cornwall County Cup ties and, of what remained, a number of matches fell to the weather and so the only other two top flight games played ended as: Millbrook 0, Cullompton Rangers 1; Torpoint 3, Ivybridge Town 0;
In the Macron League the wet weather left a number of games being postponed. There were just four played in the Premier Division, but they did produce an eye-catching 29 goals between them!
Top scorers in the top flight were Seaton Town who climbed off the foot of the table, and dumped Okehampton Argyle there after thrashing them 9-2.
Colyton were next best, certainly in terms of goals scored as they beat visiting Topsham Town 7-2 and there were clean sheet wins for Exwick Villa, who beat Lyme Regis 4-0 and Feniton, who went one better, beating Exmouth Town 5-0.
There were just three games in Division Two with two of them having East Devon teams involved. Axminster Town Reserves and Tipton St John shared four goals at Tiger Way while Honiton Town’s second team were beaten 8-0 by high-flying Whipton & Pinhoe.
There was East Devon involvement in four of the five games played with pride of place going to Ottery St Mary who won 6-1 on their visit to Newton St Cyres.
There were two East Devon derby fixtures in the division. Budleigh Salterton Reserved hosted Otterton, who departed with a 3-1 win and East Budleigh went one better, winning their derby at Axmouth United 4-1. Beer Albion Reserves were 4-2 home winners over North Tawton.
Just two games survived in Division Four and both had East Devon links with Feniton Reserves going down 6-0 at Hemyock while Lyme Regis Reserves were 5-0 home winners against St Martins Reserves.
Exmouth Spartans hit the goal trail, winning 8-3 on their visit to Starcross Generals for a Division Five meeting.
Three games were played in Division Six, one of them saw Offwell Rangers in action at Witheridge Thirds where they lost 4-0.
A couple of East Devon teams were in Division Seven action with East Budleigh Reserves being edged out 4-3 by visiting Bickleigh, but there were three points for Otterton Reserves, who won 4-1 at home to Kenn Valley United.
Three games beat the rain in Division Eight with Millwey Rise Reserves involved in a 0-0 draw at home to Tedburn St Mary Reserves.