DFL Midweek Round-Up
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.