Fishermen let home record slip

Joseph Bulmer

APPLEDORE suffered their first defeat at home in the Carlsberg SW Peninsula League since August when they went down 3-1 to Crediton on Saturday.

It took 40 minutes for the visitors to break the deadlock with a far post header and that was all that separated the sides until the final 20 minutes.

Crediton’s Jonathan Bradford then doubled their lead with a fine drive and 10 minutes later was on target again with another good finish to seal the victory.

Kyle Waldron pulled back a consolation goal for the Fishermen when he scored his first goal for the club, firing through a packed penalty area with just two minutes remaining.

This Saturday Appledore have a tough trip to Division 1 East leaders Liverton United.

Holsworthy returned from Cornwall with a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Wadebridge, who sit just above them in Division 1 West.

The home side enjoyed the best of the opening half and twice hit the crossbar. But it was not until the 58th minute that they went ahead through a Richie Rundle header and it was Rundle again who scored their second with a terrific 30-yard strike nine minutes later.

They, too, meet their divisional leaders this weekend when they host Newquay.