Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Senior Division leaders Torrington hit 10 without reply against mid-table Shamwickshire Rovers Reserves, who finished the game with just nine men.
Only able to field the bare 11, Shammy were reduced to 10 through injury in the opening half and went down to nine for the last 20 minutes following a red card.
After a fairly even first half-hour Torrington pushed to 3-0 up by the break and then the floodgates opened in the second half.
Jenkins hits five
Danny Jenkins led the way with five goals and others came from George Bartlett (2), Cory Hynde and Matt Brice.
The win keeps Torrington two points ahead of Fremington at the top of the table.
Fremington were struck by illness and work commitments at the weekend.
Their reshuffled 12-strong squad struggled to beat bottom-of-the-table Ashwater 3-1 on Saturday and they were forced to relinquish their scheduled Westward Ho! Cup game with Torridgeside on Sunday.
Matt Ford was the only regular midfielder in the Saturday squad.
Wayne Parkhouse seemed to have put Fremington ahead with a headed goal after six minutes, only to have it disallowed.
But when they again found a way behind the visiting defence Simon Larkin was there to put them 1-0 ahead by the break.
Mark Sanders made it 2-0 in the second half only for Ashwater to quickly pull one back and enjoy a short spell of pressure before Josh Phillips rose above everyone to head home Fremington’s third.
Ashwater pushed again in the closing stages, but there was no way back.
Just behind the top pair and with games in hand, Combe Martin continued their progress with a 5-1 win away to Northam Lions despite having seven first teamers missing from their line-up.
Lions enjoyed perhaps the best of the opening half, but two goals either side of half-time put Combe Martin in the driving seat.
Simon Townsend hit three and Cassian Blackmore and Pete Varley added the others for Combe, while a goal from Sam Robinson near the end was the Lions’ only reward.
Braunton Reserves turned a 1-0 half-time lead into a 4-1 win at home to Park United.
Jason Parish opened the scoring for Braunton only for Steve Skinner to pull Park back on terms.
But two goals from Sam McCreedy, the first a penalty, and one from Ryan Hawkes pulled Braunton well clear.
Four for Delaune
Four goals from Nathan Delaune and another from James Ashton gave Merton a comfortable 5-0 result away to Pilton Academicals.
Woolsery did not find their football easy on a ‘bobbly’ home pitch, but did enough to take the points with a 2-0 win over visiting North Molton Reserves.
Micha Howe put them in front in the opening half and Mark Harris doubled their advantage in the second half.