The power of 3G rescued some action in the Scott Richards Solicitors Devon Football League after another weekend wash-out for the sodden grass pitches in our region.
One game in the North & East Division survived, thanks to the excellent artificial pitch at the Exwick Sports Hub. It ended in a 1-1 draw for Exwick Villa at home to St Martins, with both sides reduced to ten men in a tempestuous affair. Mitch Ward scored for Villa and Ben Watson on target for the St Martins.
Paignton Saints produced the performance of the day in the S&W Division, running out comfortable 4-0 winners at home to Bere Alston United on the 3G at Waterleat Road in Paignton.
Not far up the road, on another artificial pitch, Totnes & Dartington were made to work very hard on the 3G at bottom club Paignton Villa before emerging with a 2-1 victory.
After a goalless first period on the superb facility at South Devon College, Liam McCauley notched for Villa but goals from Jacob Kneebone and Gareth Judkins were enough to keep the Tots pushing hard at the top end of the table.
The final fixture was played at the magnificent new Manadon Sports Hub, home of Plymouth Argyle’s Community Trust and the Argyle Development squad. The Pilgrims controlled the first period and scored through a Josh Johnson header but a brace from Tom Sercombe secured a valuable win for Newton Abbot Spurs Reserves.