DFL Midweek Round-Up

Read the midweek report from the Scott Richards Solicitors Devon Football League
The North & East Division of the Scott Richards Solicitors Devon Football League now has three teams riding high on 12 points after another busy midweek of action.

Alphington are top of the pile after an excellent 8-0 victory at Clyst Valley, with hat-tricks from James Mudge and Lucas White. A 4-0 Bank Holiday win for Teignmouth over Chudleigh slots them into second, as Sam Chapman scored a brace and further goals from Geoff Breslan and Sean Ayre. 

Newtown are the third side on 12 points but they were made to work a lot harder to gain three points at Liverton, who are showing signs of improvement after a difficult start. Cory O’Donoghue, Dale O’Donoghue and Ben Howard scored the goals for Newtown.

Heavitree United lead the chasing pack, as they triumphed 3-0 at home to Bovey Tracey Reserves, thanks to a brace from Sam Kemp. Braunton inflicted a 7-0 defeat on Topsham Town, with Lewis Lowe notching four in a superb individual display.

The final midweek games in N&E saw St Martins squeeze past Exmouth Town Reserves with a 3-2 success and Exwick Villa won 3-1 at home to Budleigh Salterton.

Watcombe Wanderers are a side on the move in the S&W Division, moving to within two points of leaders Kingsteignton Athletic after an impressive 6-1 victory at Bere Alston on Monday, with Ben Clark scoring four and Josh Parry bagging a brace.

Tavistock Reserves have played a game less than the leading duo but continued their 100% start with a 5-2 success at home to the Plymouth Argyle Community Development side. Tavvy went 2-0 ahead but were pegged back by the Pilgrims before sealing the win with three further goals after the break, as Alex Henniker and Tallan Burns both scored twice.

There was a cracking game at Windmill Hill in Torquay, where Waldon Athletic just edged Paignton Saints with a 3-2 win. Josh Mason again starred for Waldon, scoring twice and providing the assist for the other goal.

Totnes and Dartington were too strong for Paignton Villa on Wednesday night, running out 3-0 winners, and Roselands also picked up a win, as Tom Reeves, Tom Dunlop and Sunny Coulibaly hit the net in a 3-2 triumph at Buckland Athletic Reserves.

The final two games in midweek ended in 2-2 draws. Ottery St Mary and Newton Abbot Spurs Reserves shared the spoils on Bank Holiday Monday and it was the same on Wednesday, when Plymstock United earned a point at Lakeside Athletic.