SWP League round-up: Torridgeside’s unbeaten start comes to an end

PUBLISHED: 11:58 12 September 2017 | UPDATED: 11:59 12 September 2017

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Torridgeside’s unbeaten start to the season in the Carlsberg South West Peninsula League was brought to an end on Saturday.

It was Teignmouth who inflicted T-Side with their first loss in Division One East, leaving Donnacroft 3-0 winners.

Manager Barry Paine said individual mistakes cost his side in what was otherwise an even game.

“There was nothing in the game. It looked like a 0-0,” he said.

“Either side could have won and they’ve taken it because of the mistakes we’ve made.

“On the day they’ve just played it a little bit better than we did, but we’re not a million miles away.”

Ilfracombe Town picked up their first away win of the season, and made it four unbeaten with a 4-1 at Galmpton and Roselands.

Simon Townsend gave the Bluebirds the lead with a well-taken finish before Joe Seldon doubled.

Galmpton pulled one back before Cassian Blackmore burst through to restore a two-goal advantage.

Townsend wrapped things up in the second half with a classic route one goal.

“In the first half, although we went in 3-1 up, it could have gone either way,” said coach Clem Bennellick.

“Both teams had decent chances, and it all went well for us. Everything we touched turned to gold.

“I think that was the first match where I’ve come in after the game and said I enjoyed it. We’ve found our feet a little bit and we’re playing with a little bit more freedom.”

Elsewhere in Division One East, Appledore were beaten 2-0 at Honiton Town.

“I was struggling for a side and we knew it was going to be difficult,” said manager Keith Shapland.

“We deserved to get beat, I won’t gloss it over, we weren’t good enough.

“We gave away possession too cheaply and didn’t create. One thing I will say, was in goal Toby Robinson, who came in from the reserves was fantastic. He made four or five brilliant saves to keep the score down.”

In Division One West, Holsworthy thumped Illogan RBL 6-2 on Saturday.

There were two goals each for Connor Nash and Tudor Placinta. Tom Robinson and Adam Smith also scored.

Attentions turn to the Walter C Parsons Cup this weekend, with all the Division One teams at home.

Appledore play University of Exeter, Ilfracombe welcome Budleigh Salterton, Torridgeside play Honiton Town and Hoslworthy have a game against St Martins.

Witheridge are on their travels, playing Stoke Gabriel.

Withy were in action in the Buildbase FA Vase on Saturday, coming unstuck 9-1 at home to Toolstation Western League side Cribbs.

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