DFL - Round Up
Waldon Athletic took the Torquay plaudits in the Scott Richards Solicitors Devon Football League this weekend.
On a day of Torbay derbies, Waldon came from 1-0 down to eventually beat Watcombe Wanderers 3-2 with a last-minute goal. The Paignton version of the Torbay derby ended in a 1-1 draw between Villa and Saints. Chris Srdinko scored for Villa and Jamie Micklewright on target for Saints.
Elsewhere in the South & West Division, there was a fantastic 4-2 win for Lakeside Athletic at title-challengers Kingsteignton Athletic. Brandon Jeffiers scored a brace and there were further Lakeside goals for Jack Presland and Ashley Wills from the penalty spot.
It was a result that gave Buckland Athletic Reserves the opportunity to consolidate their lead at the top and they achieved that with a solid 2-0 win against Ottery St Mary, who pushed their visitors all the way. Nick Rudge and Callum Fyfe scored the Buckland goals.
Plympton Athletic were brutally ruthless in their 14-1 demolition of Roselands and a difficult day for the visitors, but credit to Plympton for their clinical finishing, with Lucas Lapthorne, Dom Lapthorne and Dan Edwards all among the scorers.
Jack Lethbridge, Brett Cole and Fraser Bricknell scored the goals for Plymstock United in their 3-1 triumph at home to Bere Alston United, while the final game in S&W saw Tavistock Reserves win 4-1 at Newton Abbot Spurs Reserves.
In the North & East Division, Newtown continue to ride high at the top after yet another efficient display in defeating Exmouth Town Reserves 4-0. There were two more goals to the tally for Cory O’Donoghue, with Kyle Bassett and Daniel Gill also scoring.
If, however, Newtown do slip up in their march to the title, Exwick Villa are the side best positioned to mount a challenge, as they consolidated second place with a 3-0 victory at Budleigh Salterton, thanks to goals from Nathan May, Mitch Ward and Jon Dawson.
Among the chasing group, there was an entertaining 2-2 draw between Teignmouth and Alphington, while Heavitree United remain in fifth after a hardworking 1-0 win at Witheridge.
Braunton continued their good form in 2020 with a 7-1 trouncing of Bovey Tracey Reserves. Ben Aiken bagged a hat-trick for the home side and there were also goals for Luke Austen, Joe Seldon, Ross Maynard and Peter Stapley.
Chudleigh Athletic were another big winner on the weekend, as they beat Clyst Valley 5-1 and a terrific day for Jamie Aspden, who scored four of the five goals. The final game was a great win for Liverton at Topsham Town, as they triumphed 2-1 through a Lee Henriques penalty and a cracker from Dejan Maric.