Newtown toast Beer win at top of the table
NEWTOWN are the new Premier Division leaders after their 2-0 win at Beer Albion.
Beer were undone by a Jake Hobbs penalty before Carl Lavis added a second.
A minute's silence was held before the game in memory of former manager Ron Driver who passed away last week. Ron won three promotions in the 1970s and 1980s as well as numerous cups.
Seaton Town were 2-1 winners against Budleigh Salterton. Cameron Vere's strike decided it in the 86th minute. Jacob Hayes scored Seaton's first before Josh Hill equalised.
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Topsham Town lost 2-1 to Morchard Bishop after leading with an own goal by Morchard player-manager Steve Rice. John Bradford and Kenny Ord goals won it for Morchard.
Willand Rovers won 2-1 at Clyst Valley with Dan Booth and Chris White goals.
Ryan Davies and Greg Mitchell both scored twice for Hatherleigh as they beat Thorverton 5-3, and it ended all square at 2-2 between winless Exmouth Amateurs and the University.
Feniton and St Martins carry the flag for the Devon & Exeter League into the last 16 of the Graddon Vending Devon Premier Cup. Feniton had the easier task as they romped to an 11-0 victory against Putford of the North Devon League.
Charlie Selley scored six, and there were doubles for Andrew Jones and Paul Dowling after Ben Allen opened the scoring in the first minute.
St Martins beat Upton Athletic of the South Devon League 1-0. Matt Anderson scored the winner two minutes from time.
The Lord's XI beat First Division side Witheridge 2-1 to reach the fourth round of the Firewatch Devon Senior Cup. The fourth Division outfit were a goal down at half-time but levelled through Sam Johns and Julian Wills hit the winner.
Cup holders Bow won 2-0 against Watcombe from South Devon, with Will Hawking getting both goals, while Tiverton Town romped through 9-0 at Braunton with both Kieran Rapo and Owen Howe scoring twice. Goals from Jesse Howe, Daryl Kewley, Lee Woodman, Joe Packer-Byrne and an own goal completed their tally.
Colaton Raleigh won a thriller 5-4 against the Hideaway Cafe, from Plymouth, with manager Rikki Pitter completing his hat-trick with an extra time winner. Jake Boyland and Mark Pavey also scored.
Honiton Town beat Brixham 4-2, with Darren Witt, Tim Genders, Brian Dunn and Ben Pryce scoring.
Topsham won 4-1 at Newton United, with goals from Liam Streat (2), Nick Bartlett and Tim Rivett.
Steve Blatchford was outstanding, but Newtown lost 4-1 against Walden Athletic, with Craig Woodgate netting their only goal.
Heavitree beat Newton Abbot 66 3-0, but East Budleigh lost 2-1 at Morley Rangers. Dawlish went down 3-1 against Harbertonford and Tipton failed to raise a side for their tie at Brixham Town.
Culm United's Greg Hooper broke his leg in the 88th minute at Exeter University and their Division One match was abandoned. The Students were leading 6-0 at the time thanks to a Toby Yeates hat-trick, a brace from Callum Miller and a goal from Connor Webb.
Sidbury are up to second after winning 3-0 against Alphington.
Bickleigh missed the chance to go top of Division Two when they were held 0-0 at Pinhoe, who were annoyed at having a goal disallowed and a player sent off.
Hemyock had their 100 per cent record in Division Three wrecked by a 4-3 defeat at Lympstone. Alex Baird, Keith Bright and George Banfield were the Hems' scorers.
However, there was great news at last for Ottery St Mary as they registered their first success since leaving the Peninsula League. The Otters were 2-0 winners at the University.
Division Four leaders Axminster Town opened a four-point gap after their 5-1 win against Exmouth Amateurs. Their nearest rivals Exeter University were held to a 4-4 draw by Exmouth Town. Richard Aigbogun (2), Paddy Martin and Ben Yates were the Students' marksmen.
Newtown lost 5-2 at high-flying Heavitree, with Adam Smith and Aaron Matthews scoring consolation goals.
New signing Dean Pidgeon hit a hat-trick for Division Five leaders Cheriton Fitzpaine in a 7-0 win against Beer. Mike Back (2), Chris Acton and Chris Vennelle added the other goals.
However, the story of the day belonged to Clyst Valley. Trailing St Martins 3-0 at the break, Clyst sensationally recovered to win 8-5 thanks to a superb Toby Tagg hat-trick, two Jack Jordan goals and singles by Aaron Poulton, Ed Williams and debutant Joe Perry.
Lapford enjoyed their second successive victory 2-0 at Uplowman, who missed a penalty. Ed Quick, on his comeback, and Shane Leach were on target for Lapford.
Silverton moved up to second place in Division Six with a 3-0 win against Dunkeswell Rovers. Matt Jarrett, Dave Fook and Reece Knight were the scorers.
Topsham slipped to a 3-1 defeat at East Budleigh. David Gwyther scored their only goal.
The Met Office went top of Division Seven with their 1-0 win against Cheriton Fitzpaine. Stuart Bell scored the only goal, with The Weathermen yet to concede a league goal.
Barry Wood went one better than last week with six goals for Tipton St John in their 9-2 rout of Honiton Town. Goals from John Beer (2) and Phil Paddinson completed the scoring.
Division Eight leaders Sidbury United were beaten 3-2 by Offwell Rangers, whose Tim Huxley (2) and James Dawe were on target.
Sampford Peverell made it into the fourth round of the Devon Intermediate Cup as they beat Bickleigh 3-2. Richard Durrant (2) and Terry Martin scored.
Culm United saw off Fluxton 1-0 with Steve Alford scoring, while Topsham needed extra time to win a cracker against Amory Park Rangers 4-3. Liam Stirzaker, David Day, Josh Hannaford and Ryan Western scored for Tops.
Otterton overcame Langdon 4-2 on penalties after their tie finished 1-1 at the end of extra time.
Graddon Vending Devon Premier Cup round 3 (ties to be played on or before December 1): Alphington v Plympton RBL or Roborough, Budleigh Salterton v Exeter CS, Exmouth v Newton Abbot, Feniton v Buckland Ath, Holsworthy v Teignmouth, St Martins v Loddiswell, Stoke Gabriel v Lee Moor or Appledore, University of Exeter v Boca Seniors or Okehampton
Firewatch Devon Senior Cup round 4 (ties to be played on or before December 1: Brixham Town v Topsham Town, Bow AAC v Waldon Athletic, Buckfastleigh Rangers v Lynton & Lynmouth or Cullompton Rangers, Harbertonford v Tiverton Town, Heavitree Social Utd v Colaton Raleigh, Kingsteignton Athletic v Bovey Tracey, Morley Rangers v Honiton, Windmill v Lord's XI
Devon Intermediate Cup round 3 (ties to be played on or before December 1: Culm Utd v Otterton, Morchard Bishop or Millwey Rise v Topsham, Priory v Amory Argyle or Farway United, Silverton v Sampford Peverell