Fishermen play their 'best yet'

Joseph Bulmer

APPLEDORE manager Geoff Copp said his peninsula east side played their best football of the season as they dished out a 7-0 Devon Premier Cup drubbing to Devon and Exeter Premier Division league leaders St Martins on Saturday. The Fishermen totally bossed

APPLEDORE manager Geoff Copp said his peninsula east side played their best football of the season as they dished out a 7-0 Devon Premier Cup drubbing to Devon and Exeter Premier Division league leaders St Martins on Saturday.

The Fishermen totally bossed the match at the Minster Park ground and went one-up through Steve Skinner inside the first 10 minutes.

When the hosts had a man sent off soon after, Copp said he thought it was only a matter of "how many" goals his side would score.

Russell Harrison made it 2-0 before the break and Skinner went on to complete a second half hat-trick as the visitors ran away with the tie. Fellow striker Sid Daniel scored two goals and substitute full-back Carl Holliman completed the rout.

"It was our best performance of the season," said Copp. "The team played well from back to front. There was some great football on a difficult pitch; some of the grounds at this level are not quite there yet and I would say that travelling to play on the better pitches is worth it."

Second-placed Appledore are away to mid-table Ottery St Mary in the league on Saturday and away at Bradworthy in the Torridge Cup on Sunday.

In the Premier Division, Witheridge lost 1-0 at St Ausell on Saturday. Withy were playing at Launceston last night and will host fourth-placed Penzance on Saturday.

Division One West side Holsworthy will be hoping to forget a 2-1 Devon Cup defeat to North Devon League side Boca Seniors when they get back to league business with a home game against Vospers Oak Villa at Upcott Field tonight, kick-off 7.30pm.

Holsworthy travel to Liskeard-side Dobwalls on Saturday.

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