SDFL Round Up – 20th October ’18
Story of the day in WBW (Solicitors) SDFL came from Division Four where Galmpton United’s Max Prestwood scored one of the fastest goals in football history with a goal straight from kick-off. Debut referee Mark Solway timed the strike at just two seconds and Prestwood went on to score four more goals as the division leaders beat Teign Village 5-1 away, writes Neil Hocking.
In the Premier Division, Dartmouth AFC extended their perfect start to the season to six games last Saturday with a 4-1 victory away at Paignton Villa. Rhys Morrallee struck twice for Darts and was joined on the score-sheet by Cameron Webb and Dan Rankin.
The win sees Darts pull three points clear of Buckland Athletic Reserves at the top. Bucks dropped their first points away at East Allington United, losing out 2-1 to Andy Weeks’ side. Simon Hannaford and James Ivatts celebrated goals for the Pirates with Kofi Shaw adding another goal to his tally for Buckland.
Kingsteignton Athletic move up to third. Despite losing Bradley Crocombe to a red card, the Rams overcame visiting Brixham AFC Reserves 5-2 and are now four games unbeaten. Ashley Dove led the goalscoring with two strikes and there were also goals from Ollie Kewell, Toby Pullman and Tom Reeves. Mark Griffiths and Alex Smith netted for Brixham who are joint top goalscorers in the division despite still waiting for their first win!
Ashburton’s title hangover goes on as they lost out 3-1 to promoted Totnes and Dartington. Josh Squires and Jack White traded goals in the first half to send the sides in level but Squires claimed his second and Gareth Judkins sealed the win late in the second half.
It was another high scoring draw for Roselands as they shared eight goals with visiting Watcombe Wanderers. Curtis Clarke, for Roselands, and Chris Srdinko, for Watcombe both scored braces. Daniel Thieman, on his debut, and Alex Booth also scored for the hosts with Connor Finch and new signing Liam Gatting on target for the Greens.
Following the previous week’s cricket score, Division One leaders Torbay Police showed that they can grind out wins too, Matthew Bleakley’s goal enough to take all the points away from Loddiswell Athletic.
Paignton Saints are yet to drop a point and Jamie Micklewright scored another two goals as they sent hosts Salcombe Town to their first league defeat of the season. Substitute Lewis Jones also managed a double with Jamie Ford also scoring. Ashley Yeoman and Ollie Stallard notched for the South Hams side.
The division’s only other unbeaten side, Broadmeadow ST won a seven goal thriller at home to Ivybridge Town Reserves. Andy Espley put away another two for Broads with Chris Bennett also contributing two goals; Alex Henniker and Matt Hill were among the scorers for the Ivies.
Ryan Tovagliari’s goal brought Buckland Athletic Thirds victory at Beesands Rovers, moving them into the top six, while goals from Joel Patchett and Ryan Sweeney saw Newton Abbot Spurs Reserves bounce back from their previous week’s thrashing to deliver new managers Andrew Feaver and Shaun Taylor three points at the expense of Bovey Tracey Reserves.
There was still some unfinished business to attend to in the Second Round of the Firewatch Devon Senior Cup. Babbacombe Corinthians dispatched Halwill 5-1 and it was also good news for Watcombe Wanderers Reserves who edged out Plymouth Marjon Reserves 3-2 after an entertaining game at Long Lane, the winner coming from an unfortunate own goal.