Bratton get the rub of the Green

Joseph Bulmer

A LAST minute equalizer by Liam Hawkins and an extra-time Damian Green winner gave Bratton Fleming a 2-1 win in the Firewatch Devon Senior Cup on Saturday. Hosts Uplowman Athletic looked like bagging an unlikely place in the next round after taking a 1-0

A LAST minute equalizer by Liam Hawkins and an extra-time Damian Green winner gave Bratton Fleming a 2-1 win in the Firewatch Devon Senior Cup on Saturday.

Hosts Uplowman Athletic looked like bagging an unlikely place in the next round after taking a 1-0 lead to the last minute of the match.

But the Devon and Exeter League Division Two side were knocked out by a persistent Bratton side who were one of only three North Devon league teams to progress to round three of the competition.

Shebbear United went into the hat with a 6-3 win at home to Kingskerswell & Chelston while Woolsery sealed their place with a 2-1 home win against Chagford.

Out go Shamwickshire Rovers Reserves, who lost 2-0 at Langdon; the game at Dawlish finished 0-0 before Shammy finally handed the game to their opponents with an own goal seven minutes from a penalty shoot-out. A second goal followed and sealed the win for Langdon.

Hartland shipped nine goals against visiting Plymouth side Cafe Roma, while Braunton Reserves were beaten 3-0 at Bow Amateur Athletic.

A two-and-a-half-hour trek to Dartmouth wasn't a happy one for Pilton Academicals, who were beaten 6-2 by an excellent Stoke Fleming side that is yet to drop a point in the South Devon League Division Two this season.

Playing up the slope and against the blustery conditions, Pilton started confidently and took the game to their opponents in the opening 10 minutes. Things were going well until former Aston Villa apprentice Ziggi Matthews decided it was time to ask some serious questions of the Pilton back line.

The Stoke striker scored two sublime goals as the Accies struggled to clear their lines. Pilton still looked to press and pulled a goal back through Brendan Patton but within minutes, the Matthews show was well and truly in full swing as he went on to grab his third and fourth.

Marcus Copeman added a fifth, and while Pilton were more of a match for their opponents in the second half, Andy White scored a sixth before Matt Hunt added a late consolation to round off the scoring at 6-2.

In the league, Northam Lions made it six wins from six and went to the top the Senior Division table with a 6-0 win against North Molton Reserves while Combe Martin Reserves beat South Molton 2-0.

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