Axminster Town exit FA Vase / Honiton Town suffer late double blow - Saturday’s local football round-up

PUBLISHED: 18:45 10 October 2020

Action from the Honiton Town 2-1 defeat to Elmore. Picture; ANDREW SYMONDS

Action from the Honiton Town 2-1 defeat to Elmore. Picture; ANDREW SYMONDS

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Saturday night football round-up

Action from the Honiton Town 2-1 defeat to Elmore. Picture; ANDREW SYMONDSAction from the Honiton Town 2-1 defeat to Elmore. Picture; ANDREW SYMONDS

Axminster Town suffered FA Vase woe when they were knocked out of the competition, beaten 2-0 at Tiger Way by Western League Clevedon Town.

It was even closer at Mountbatten Park where, in their South West Peninsula League Premier East meeting with Elmore, Honiton Town took a 65th minute lead through Tom Perryman and that was the way it stayed until the 89th minute when the Mid Devon team levelled with a free-kick, and then, in added time, they repeated the act to take the points!

In the Scott Richards Solicitors Devon League South & West, Ottery St Mary chalked up a third successive victory as they beat Paignton Villa 3-0 at Washbrook Meadow.

Budleigh Salterton took a point from their Scott Richards Solicitors Devon League South & West visit to table-toppers Exwick Villa with the game ending 2-2.

Action from the Honiton Town 2-1 defeat to Elmore. Picture; ANDREW SYMONDSAction from the Honiton Town 2-1 defeat to Elmore. Picture; ANDREW SYMONDS

The other local action was in the Joma Devon & Exeter League with Feniton remaining top of the Premier East table after a 2-1 success at Seaton Town.

Beer Albion were impressive 4-0 winners at Chard Town Reserves, but there was a 5-2 defeat for Upottery on their visit to Whipton & Pinhoe and a 2-1 home reversal for Sidmouth Town Reserves at the hands of visiting Dawlish United.

In Division One East, Dunkeswell Rovers were 3-0 home winners over Lympstone, but there was no joy for Honiton Town Reserves, beaten 3-0 at Exmouth Spartans. East Budleigh shared four goals with hosts Tipton St John while, in the same division, Exmouth Rovers were 4-1 winners over Clyst Valley and Otterton were edged out 2-1 at Beer Albion Reserves.

In Division Two East, Feniton Reserves were 3-2 Acland Park winners over Bishops Blaize and there was a fine 3-1 win for Millwey Rise on their visit to Cranbrook. East Budleigh Reserves won their home meeting with Axmouth United 3-0 and Colyton Reserves were beaten 8-1 at home by Ottery St Mary Reserves.

Action from the Honiton Town 2-1 defeat to Elmore. Picture; ANDREW SYMONDSAction from the Honiton Town 2-1 defeat to Elmore. Picture; ANDREW SYMONDS

In Division Three East, Upottery Reserves went down 1-0 at home to Cranbrook United. Farway United beat Devon Yeoman 3-0 and Awslicombe were 4-1 winners on their visit to Offwell Rangers.

In Division Four East, Otterton Reserves were edged out 2-1 in their Division Four East game at Falcons.

Honiton goalkeeper Tom Pryke makes a penalty save during the Town 2-1 defeat to Elmore. Picture; ANDREW SYMONDSHoniton goalkeeper Tom Pryke makes a penalty save during the Town 2-1 defeat to Elmore. Picture; ANDREW SYMONDS


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