Appledore up to third with Stoke Gabriel win

Joseph Bulmer

Fishermen net Peninsula victory

APPLEDORE got back to winning ways in the South West Peninsula League on Saturday.

The Fishermen beat Plymouth-based Division One East rivals Stoke Gabriel 1-0 thanks to a second half Richard Hevingham goal.

The fifth-placed hosts put up a good fight and made most of the running in a match they should have won.

But a great defensive display under waves of Stoke pressure at the Churchward Memorial Ground saw Appledore hold onto the win and put an end to a frustrating run of two straight league defeats.

Appledore are at home to fourth-placed Teingmouth on Saturday.