DFL Round-Up

This week's Round-Up from the Scott Richards Solicitors Devon Football League

A landmark weekend for Bovey Tracey Reserves, as they recorded a first victory in the Scott Richards Solicitors Devon Football League.

Clyst Valley were the visitors in a battle of the bottom two in the North & East Division, as a Callum Livingstone double and captain Casey Cooper proved enough for a 3-1 win for Bovey, who also missed a penalty. Kieran Barrance was on target for Clyst.

Liverton were unable to build on their hard-fought win over Budleigh Salterton last weekend, as they went down to a humbling 10-2 loss at second-placed Exwick Villa. Mitch Ward scored four for Villa, there was a Sam Johnson hat-trick and further goals from Jesse Howe, Nathan May and Ashley Hudd.

Newtown remain top after an equally emphatic performance, dismantling Budleigh with a 9-1 triumph. Kyle Bassett notched four, there was a Sam Stapleton hat-trick and Ben Howard and Darren Osmond also on target.

Witheridge enjoyed one of their best weekends of the campaign, running out 3-0 winners at Topsham Town, thanks to goals from Will Martin, Callum Owens and Adam Leat. The final game in N&E resulted in a solid 3-1 victory for St Martins at Chudleigh Athletic.

Paignton Saints have thrown the title race wide open in the South & West Division after recording a brilliant 3-2 triumph at leaders Kingsteignton Athletic, securing the points with a late screamer from distance at Broadpark.

Second-placed Buckland Athletic Reserves took full advantage by securing a confident 3-0 win over Totnes & Dartington, thanks to goals from Sol Barclay, Dan Rankin and Edwards. Newton Abbot Spurs Reserves were grateful to goalkeeper Lee Davis and match-winner Joel Patchett in their battling 1-0 win at home to Bere Alston United.

It was a tremendous weekend for the Plymouth Argyle Development side, as goals from Josh Johnson, Bailey Yeo, Theo Ramsey and Joe Jackman gave the Pilgrims an impressive 4-0 win over lowly Paignton Villa.

The final two games in S&W ended in 2-2 draws. At Plympton Athletic, Dom and Lucas Lapthorne gave the home side a 2-0 lead but Ottery St Mary fought back for a point. Roselands also had to come from behind with goals from Alex Kassis and Sam Chorley to earn their draw with Lakeside Athletic.