Balls Deep 1 Exeter Gently 0
Balls Deep inflicted the shock of the night against an Exeter side who had expected nothing less than three points. The match was played at full pace and when Rob Crumble gave Balls Deep the lead threatened to boil over at points. Balls Deep were ferociously brilliant, making every tackle and chasing every ball. Exeter had their chances but it wasn’t their night and in the end they had to settle for their first defeat of the season.
H&BR 1 Russell Athletic 2
H&BR are probably one player away from challenging for the title but they still gave last seasons champions a run for their money. Luke Brayburn was on target for Russell, netting both goals to give his side a 2-0 lead. Russell never looked in control though and a second half strike from Jake Finn set up an exciting finale. The second goal never came though and Russell held on to win the match and close the gap on Exeter to just three points.
Slippery Sixes 0 Fiorentina Turner 3
Sporting Lesbos 1 Roseland G Utd 0
Sporting Lesbos have been quietly going about their business all season and they continued their understated run with a closely fought win against a Roseland side who can consider themselves unfortunate not to have taken something from the match. The excellent Joel Snape scored the games only goal to leave his new side just two points behind the leaders are the league approaches the halfway point.
Pique Blinders 1 Slippery 6.5 2
Pique Blinders finally got off the mark last week but any confidence they had was quickly shaken by Dave Goudnry’s powerful strike. Pique Rode recovered and when Will Garner levelled the match was their to win. Slippery showed the greatest resolve and finally won the match with Goundry’s second of the night to move themselves clear of Pique at the foot of the table.
Exeter Gently B 4 Egg Fried Reus 0
Exeter continued their excellent run of form against an Egg Fried Reus side who played into their hands. Exeter were given too much space and the consequence was goals. Brad Levers, Martin Duffy (2) and Paul Webb were all on target for Exeter who remain two points clear at the top of the table.
Balls Deeper 0 Kahuna FC 2
Kahuna FC kept their promotion hopes firmly alive with a well deserved and hard fought win against a Balls Deep side who seemed to run out of steam. Kauhuna kept going at full speed and went on to win the match thanks to goals from Callum and Sam King. The win leaves Kahuna in third place, just three points behind the league leaders.
Malabarbarians 3 Medsoc A 0
Medsoc had hoped to build on last weeks excellent results but Malabarbarians had other ideas. Dave Welfare, Daisey Jones and Jason Hodges were all on target for the Barbarians who can take hope from a comprehensive performance and result.
Crouch Potatoes 1 Robertlostmyouskis 0
A great game saw two maturing sides play some excellent football. Much of the game was fought in the middle of the park with chances hard to come by. Crouch Potatoes knew a win would see them move to the top of the table and thats exactly what they did, thanks to a brilliant finish from Dan Copper.
Rattler Rejects 2 Dads Army 1
Dads Army had Gavin Perreton in attack and his early goal gave them a confidence to push for the second. The Rejects dug deep started to turn the match in their favour. Two strikes from Callum Edgecumbe changed the match in a win that moves The Rejects to within two points of the league leaders.
Perran Pengiuns 1 How Dikov are You 3
Perran Penguins were back to their unpredictable selves and in spite of Luke Butts powerful finish they couldn’t take control of the match. Toby Peters was the hero for HDY, scoring a rapid hat-trick to move his side back into promotion contention and just four points behind the league leaders.
The Odd Squad 0 Terrific Vibes 2
Top faced bottom in a match that should never have been in doubt. Terrific Vibes have picked up points in recent games and they were totally ruthless in both defence and attack. Odd Squad looked short of ideas and when Rob Faucett struck The Vibes looked in control of the match. Odd Squad had much of the possession but a second break away goal from Faucett condemned the league leaders to an unlikely defeat.
Medsoc B 1 Keen Beans 2
An exciting match saw Keen Beans strike first through the electric Jason Hodge. Medsoc battled back with a great strike from the mysterious Avo but it wasn’t his sides night, thanks largely to Hodge who struck the winner to give his side confidence as the league moves towards its halfway mark.