SWPL 18th October 2014
Walter C Parsons League Cup, Second Round:
Callington Come Back at Coombe Valley to Knock Teigns out of League Cup
by Martin Jones
Teignmouth let a two goal lead slip as they exited the League Cup.
Teigns took two minutes to open the scoring, Chris Bennett stabbing home Matt Eves’ left-wing cross at the near post. And despite consistent pressure from the visitors, Teigns doubled their lead in the 36th minute when Isaac Reed tucked Sam Chapman’s cross past Callington’s diving ’keeper. Finn Graham made a welcome return to first team action when he replaced Geoff Breslan at sweeper in the 38th minute. Callington pressed Teigns back and, as half-time approached, they pulled a goal back when Stevens netted with a six yard volley.
The goal proved to be a turning point in the game as the visitors took the game to Teigns in the second half and drew level on the hour, Stevens notching his and Callington’s second with a well-executed turn and strike. With 20 minutes left, Teigns’ ’keeper Aaron Ibbetson was forced to leave play with a knee injury, Liam Jones marking his return from injury by taking his place in goal; but Jones was unable to prevent Callington winning the game when Teigns lost the ball on the left in the 85th minute and Avis-Riordan drilled home from 25 yards. Teigns attacked in the remaining minutes but were unable to find the net as the visitors held out to clinch their place in the next round.
FT: Teignmouth 2 – 3 Callington Town
Premier Division/Devon Bowl:
In the Devon Bowl on Wednesday 15th October, Stoke Gabriel won 2-1 away at Cullompton Rangers in a Second Round tie. Stoke reached the last eight but, as they were due to face Elmore, they receive a walkover and, as such, the win put them through to the semi-finals.
Division One East/Walter C Parsons Cup:
On Tuesday 14th October Crediton United had a 3-1 win at home to Brixham AFC that lifted the Lords Meadow hosts into the top half of the table. Saturday was dominated by the League Cup, where Galmpton United had a 2-1 home victory over Torpoint Athletic. In the League, Alphington had a 3-1 home win over Newton Abbot Spurs.