SDFL Round-Up – 6th April ’19
SDFL Premier leaders Dartmouth AFC host Buckland Athletic Reserves on Saturday knowing that anything other than a win will almost certainly rule them out of the title race. The Darts were awarded three points by default last Saturday when Watcombe Wanderers pulled out of their game and will have been delighted to see Buckland lose a two goal lead to draw away at Chudleigh Athletic, another side with title aspirations, writes Neil Hocking.
Goals from Simon Revell and Kofi Shaw had the Yellows two up at the break but Nik Garrett and Joe Bushin struck in the second half to earn Athletic a vital point. The visitors’ cause was not helped by the dismissals of both Revell and Sam Peardon.
Ollie Kewell grabbed a hat-trick at Chuley Road as Kingsteignton Athletic bounced back from a run of two defeats with a comfortable 4-0 win over Ashburton, Toby Pullman with the Rams’ other strike.
There was also a hat-trick for Tom Dunlop as Roselands continued their good run of form with a 5-0 hammering of Brixham AFC Reserves; Benjamin Luck and substitute Joe Aldous completed the rout.
Paignton Saints still await the point that will mathematically seal their status as Division One champions after losing out 2-1 at Ivybridge Town Reserves on Saturday. Alex Henniker and Bradley Lowe found the net for the battling Ivies with Sam Winstanley on target for Saints.
Newton Abbot Spurs Reserves missed the opportunity to move above Broadmeadow STFC and into second as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Beesands Rovers. Callum Noyce scored for the home side with the dependable Finley Bullen netting for the Bees.
An entertaining game at Broadley Lane saw Bovey Tracey Reserves haul themselves back from a 4-0 deficit against Torbay Police only to eventually lose out 5-4. Two goals from Dan Pagett and strikes from Marc Hagland and Colin Brown had the Bees four up at the break and seemingly cruising to three points. But doubles from Callum Livingstone and Mike Tapper in a prolific 20 minute spell saw the Moorlanders draw level. Pagett then completed his hat-trick with a superb effort to decide the tie.
There were also plenty of goals at the Denbury Playing Fields as Buckland Athletic Thirds smashed Loddiswell Athletic 7-1, Owen Coldwell with a brace and Matt Briant, Robert Heaps, Corey Price, Ryan Tovagliari and sub Ben Cowling with Bucks’ other efforts. Jack Eades scored Lodds’ consolation.
The other game in Division One saw Newton Abbot ’66 narrowly beat Salcombe Town 3-2. Jordan Blackmore scored twice for the home side with Thomas Mountfield their other goalscorer. Salcombe’s goals came from Ash Yeoman and George Dodge.
Two extra-time strikes saw Buckfastleigh Rangers dispatch Kingsteignton Athletic Reserves from the Lidstone Cup semi-final to set up a showdown with Ipplepen Athletic in May. Declan Cowley and Finn Graham finally broke the deadlock after a goalless 90 minutes at Broadpark. Ipplepen’s 2-1 home win over Waldon Athletic keep them hot on the tail of Rangers in the fight for the Division Two title.