SWPL 29th November 2014
Division One East:
Ten Man Teigns Denied at the Death
Match report by Martin Jones
Okehampton snatched a last gasp equaliser against Teignmouth, who played the last 25 minutes with ten men.
Teigns had a shocking start when Okey opened the scoring, in the 2nd minute, through Toby Gostling’s well struck 25 yard free-kick. The visitors were playing the better football and Teigns looked very lacklustre, but they were denied a leveller when Hayden Roe’s header crossed the line but a goal wasn’t given; the benefit of goal-line technology hasn’t reached Coombe Valley yet!
A disappointing first half from Teigns was turned around within ten minutes of the restart. Firstly, Roe rose unchallenged in the 50th minute to powerfully head home Matt Eves’ corner, then five minutes later, Sam Chapman’s knock-down set up Eves to rifle a 25-yarder into the bottom corner of the Okey net. But Roe was sent for an early shower in the 65th minute after comments he made to Ref (after the official had failed to spot Roe being held by Okey’s centre half). Despite being down to ten men, Teigns still had the upper hand and Ryan Bush, Chris Bennett and Geoff Breslan had chances to put the game to bed but were denied by Okey’s ‘keeper. The visitors’ numerical advantage told two minutes from time when Ross Voaden headed their equaliser.
This Saturday in form Exeter University visit Coombe Valley to contest a third round Carl Throgmorton Devon County Premier Cup tie. Kick off 2.00pm.
FT: Teignmouth 2 – 2 Okehampton Argyle
Leaders Saltash United beat Cullompton Rangers 2-0 at Kimberley Stadium to make it 11 league wins on the trot which keeps the Ashes a point clear of Ivybridge Town who had a 4-1 win away at Bovey Tracey. Stoke Gabriel are up two places to 15th after a 5-0 win away at Camelford helped pull the Railwaymen away from danger.
Division One East:
Leaders Galmpton United are now four points clear at the top of the table after they beat bottom side Newton Abbot Spurs 5-2 at home.
The University of Exeter closed the gap on Teignmouth but remain in third after a 5-0 win away at Sidmouth Town. Totnes & Dartington climbed into the top ten with a 3-2 win over Exwick at Foxhole with Liverton United up a place to 11th after they won 3-1 away at Crediton United for a second away win on the trot. Axminster Town played just a second “home” game of the season as the Tigers lost 1-2 against Brixham AFC in a game played at Feniton.