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Newtown suffer shock loss at Topsham Town

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: November 22, 2012

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TOPSHAM Town prevented Newtown widening their lead at the top of Premier Division when they struck in the 85th minute to snatch a 2-1 victory.

It was a win Topsham felt they deserved after taking the lead through Ashley Cummings. Newtown's Corey O'Donoghue scored their equaliser, before Ashley Mcdermid then found the net.

Topsham are at Heavitree Social United this weekend, with their city rivals still unhappy about a 1-1 draw at Willand Rovers. Willand took the lead through Mark Sampson, but Heavitree salvaged a point from birthday boy Ryan Crocker.

Feniton regained second place after their 6-3 win against Seaton Town. Feniton were 6-0 ahead thanks to a Charlie Selley treble, two goals from Paul Dowling and one from Kieran Johnson. Seaton's late goals were scored by Dan Norman, Jake Richards and Cameron Vere.

Beer Albion also won 6-3 against Clyst Valley, with Luke Bartlett (2), Martin Adkin, James Melville, Matt Rowson and Adam Wakley scoring.

Budleigh Salterton deservedly led at Hatherleigh Town through Callum Shipton, but gifted their hosts an equaliser and then lost 3-1

Morchard Bishop won 4-1 at Exmouth Amateurs, with Matt Woodward (2), Kenny Ord and John Bradford scoring.

Exeter University won a close call against bottom-of-the-table Thorverton 3-2.

In Division One, Bow AAC suffered their first defeat when they were pipped 1-0 at Alphington. Ryan Moody scored the only goal with a superb strike.

Tiverton Town held leaders Chard Town to a 0-0 draw, which enabled Sidbury United to close in after they won 4-0 at Culm United.

Danny Green (2), Glen Salter and Ash Small were Sidbury's marksmen.

Division Two leaders Elmore had to dig deep to see off Sidmouth Town 2-1, with Jordan Copp and Kevin Mills scoring.

Chagford are still without a point but gave second-placed Bickleigh a run for their money before losing 2-0.

Beacon Knights won a close game 2-1 at Westexe with goals from Dan Powell and Nick Draper while Honiton Town edged a thriller 4-3 at Clyst Valley, with the help of two Ben Price penalties. Tim Genders and Matt Brown also scored.

Dawlish United drew 1-1 at Halwill after going behind.

Newton St Cyres are the proud new leaders in Division Three after they wrecked South Zeal's unbeaten record 2-1. Two Matt Yendall goals did the job for Newton.

Dolphin came from two goals down to win 5-2 at North Tawton. Darren Pattinson, Marc Smith, Ryan Harris, Gary Webb and Jimmy Lee-Shaw scored.

Lympstone won 2-1 at Upottery with Chris Hooker and Mark Dunn on target.

Ottery St Mary continued their improvement by winning 4-2 at Offwell, whose Greg Sluman netted both their goals.

Okehampton Argyle celebrated their first victory in Division Four as they swept Seaton aside 8-2. Steve Madge notched four of their goals.

Leaders Axminster suffered a 2-1 reverse at Newtown, which helped Heavitree close the gap after they blitzed Exmouth Amateurs 9-2. James Mills (4), Lee Watkins (2), James Callard and Luke Scholfield were among Heavitree's scorers, whose Chris Smith and Connor Sylvester played well.

Bampton shocked the University 4-0 and did so after using all three substitutes before half-time. Liam Ayres, Anthony Hamlett, James Lee and Sean Hiscock scored for the Ponies.

Woodbury won their derby at Exmouth Town 4-3, with Kevin Pitt, Alfie Cleave, Liam Cook and Ryan Smith on target.

It is nine wins from nine for Division Five pacemakers Cheriton Fitzpaine as they overcame a stubborn St Martins 3-0. Chris Acton (2) and Kevin Payne scored.

A hat-trick from Jack Bridgeman and a Terry Martin brace steered Sampford Peverell to a comfortable 5-0 win against Beer.

Jamie Clow and Richard Gilbert scored for Countess Wear in their 4-2 defeat at Clyst Valley. Rob Hanna converted a penalty for Uplowman, but they still went down 4-1 against Hatherleigh.

Silverton top Division Six after edging a 1-0 win at Morchard Bishop. Mark Greenwood netted the winner.

Dave Gwyther hit a hat-trick for Topsham in their 4-4 draw at Stoke Hill. Reece Foggin also scored.

However, that result looked tame compared to the 6-6 draw between Priory and Langdon.

Tipton St John took over as Division Seven leaders after their 3-3 draw against Newton St Cyres, whose Matt Baker and Ben Taylor were on the scoresheet.

The Met Office suffered their first defeat 4-1 at the hands of Colaton Raleigh, despite leading at the break through Pete Weston's goal.

Open Space International won 3-2 at Lympstone, with Ali Rahimi, Ali Omrani and Hawker Seleaman scoring.

Pinhoe were unable to draw level with inactive Division Eight leaders Sidbury after losing 5-3 against a strong Newtown side.

Woodbury did close the gap after their 2-0 victory at Folly Gate. Ben Collins and Stuart Howard scored the goals.

Bampton and Alphington drew 3-3, with Steve Ditton, Rob Sheen and Connor Stone on target for Bampton.

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