East Devon football round-up: Frightfully entertaining action on Saturday, October 31

There were mixed fortunes for East Devon football clubs in the Scott Richards Solicitors Devon League matches played on the final Saturday of October.

In the South and West Division, Ottery St Mary continue to power away at the top of the table and they made it ten wins in 11 unbeaten matches since the first whistle of this league season.

The Otters won 2-1 at Roselands.

The victory means Ottery sit six points clear at the top of the table with second-placed Okehampton – who won 4-0 at Plymstock United.

In the North and East Division, Budleigh Salterton shared six goals with Liverton United in a thrilling Greenway Lane contest.

Exmouth Town Reserves were beaten 2-0 on their visit to Braunton.

Joma Devon and Exeter League Feniton made it seven wins from seven matches and so continue to blaze a trail at the top of the Premier East table.

They enjoyed a 4-1 triumph in what was a ‘feisty’ East Devon derby with Beer Albion at Acland Park.

Goals from Aaron Pearse and Oscar Walsh either side of a brace of red cards – one for either team – left Fenny two goals to the good at half-time.

Beer got a goal back early in the second half, but the home side were soon back on the front-foot and Darren Witt restored the two-goal advantage before Pearse netted his second to complete the scoring.

There were just three Premier East matches played with the other two seeing Colyton win 3-0 at Chard Town, while Kentisbeare were 5-2 home winners against Sidmouth Town Reserves.

In Division One East, there were five matches played.

At the start of the day there were three unbeaten records in the division and that’s how it was at full-time.

Beer Albion Reserves were the section’s big scorers as they notched double figures in their home game with Honiton Town Reserves, beating the visiting side 10-2.

Exmouth Rovers continue to lead the way and they made it seven games without defeat thanks to a 2-0 home success in their local derby meeting with Exmouth Spartans.

Tipton St John are also yet to taste defeat this league season, though they did drop two points, sharing four goals with Clyst Valley Reserves.

The two other matches in the division both produced away wins with Teignmouth enjoying a 4-1 success at Dunkeswell Rovers while East Budleigh were 2-0 winners at Lympstone.

In Division Two East, the top two of Axminster Town Reserves and Ottery St Mary Reserves both had home wins but there was a first defeat of the season for Feniton Reserves.

Axminster Town Reserves were made to work hard for their sixth successive league win with visiting Cranbrook being the first team to score more than two against the Tigers second string who have now netted 36 times in their six matches.

Ottery St Mary scored six times in the second-half on their way to an 8-0 Washbrook Meadow win over Axmouth United.

Like Axminster Town’s second team, the Otters have also played six league games and they have also scored 36 goals.

They have won five of these six games – their one defeat being at the hands of the Tigers who are the only team to sit above them in them in the table.

Feniton Reserves suffered their first reversal of the league campaign when beaten 2-1 at East Budleigh Reserves.

In the three other games played in the section, Exeter United were 4-2 winners at Colyton while Pinhoe defeated Sidmouth Town thirds 3-2 and Millwey Rise were 3-2 home winners over Bishop Blaize.

In Division Three East, four of the five scheduled matches were called off. However, the one that was played produced a thrilling 4-4 draw with Awliscombe sharing the spoils with hosts Devon Yeoman.

In Division Four East, just two games survived the weather and both produced big home wins as Dawlish United saw off Seaton Town 7-2 while Lympstone Reserves beat Sidmouth Town Fourths 5-2.

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