Weekend DFL Round-Up

Read about the action from the weekend in the Scott Richards Solicitors Devon Football League

The Rams of Kingsteignton are riding high in the S&W Division of the Scott Richards Solicitors Devon Football League, as they recorded a fourth straight win by defeating Ottery St Mary. It was a superb display from hat-trick hero Ollie Kewell, while the fourth goal came from Jack Smith and Kingsteignton host the dangerous Plymstock next weekend.

Paignton Villa faced the full force of the Plymstock attack, going down to a 5-2 defeat at the South Devon College Sports Centre. Villa actually scored first and had a penalty saved by Ross Temlett before Plymstock turned on the style with goals from Kriss Young, Fraser Bricknell (2), Trav Mackie and a screamer by Jack Lethbridge to run out 5-2 winners.

Tavistock Reserves are moving along very nicely, picking up their second win of the season with a 3-1 triumph at Waldon Athletic and it was a great win for Watcombe Wanderers in the Torbay derby, defeating Roselands 5-1 at Long Lane. Paignton Saints enjoyed a landmark first win at this level by beating Totnes and Dartington 6-1.

Lakeside Athletic are the team to watch for goals, as their three fixtures so far have seen the net bulge an incredible 25 times. The latest thriller was a 5-4 success over Newton Abbot Spurs Reserves and, even more impressively, Lakeside recovered from 3-0 down to secure all three points.

The final game in S&W ended in a fine 3-0 victory for Plympton Athletic at Bere Alston and there was just as much entertainment from the N&E Division in what has been a pulsating start to the Devon Football League.

Exwick Villa continued their perfect start by winning 3-0 at Liverton United. Ashley Hudd scored twice and Villa have now scored 12 and conceded none from their opening three outings.

It is already shaping up to be an intriguing battle at the top of the N&E Division, with three other sides boasting 100% records. Newtown are one of those four, beating Clyst Valley 5-1 with goals from Ben Howard, Kyle Bassett, Matt Hesford, Dale O’Donoghue and Daniel Gill. Something will have to give next weekend, however, as Villa host Newtown, although both have midweek fixtures to contend first.

Teignmouth are another team enjoying a flying start but they were made to work very hard in beating Bovey Tracey Reserves 1-0. Alphington complete the leading quartet after securing a powerful 4-1 success at Budleigh Salterton.

Heavitree United are also unbeaten from the opening weeks of the season, continuing their fine form with a 3-0 win at Braunton, while the University of Exeter got their first points of the campaign with a 2-1 victory at home to Chudleigh Athletic.

Witheridge are enduring a difficult start to the season and were well beaten at home to St Martins, as the visitors ran out 7-1 winners to complete a fascinating weekend of football in the blazing sunshine.