Four-goal Hallum rescues Hartland

Joseph Bulmer

Senior strugglers celebrate first league win

HARTLAND came in from the cold to celebrate their first league win in over a year on Saturday.

Hallum Cook scored all four goals to move his side off the bottom of the Senior Division table with a 4-0 win at home to fellow strugglers Torridgeside Reserves.

While Hook took the plaudits for Hartland, Robbie Murch was a four-goal hero for Chitttlehampton, who came from behind to beat Combe Martin Reserves 4-1.

Ian Gaddes scored a 36th minute penalty for the hosts in an even first half at Hollands Park.

But Chittle’ came out stronger in the second period and levelled through Murch’s looping header in a crazy six minutes of football midway through the half.

Minutes after Murch grabbed his first, he was on the scoresheet again, this time from the penalty spot as keeper Danny Turton saw red and give away the spot kick.

Replacement keeper John Roberts couldn’t save the shot and minutes later, he was picking the ball out of the net again as Murch grabbed his hat-trick. The striker sealed the deal with a fourth, three minutes from time.

North Molton Reserves’ Joel Bearman gave Woolsery an early scare in the only other Senior Division game played at the weekend.

Bearman gave the Stags the lead before Matthew Glover equalised for Woolsery 10 minutes before the break.

Manager Kevin Glover made three changes at the break and his tactics paid dividends as substitute striker Tom Barton fired Woolsery in front.

Left back Tom Hawkes scored a 25-yard free-kick to wrap up a 3-1 win that moved Woolsery above Pilton Academicals and into second in the table.

Games between Bratton Fleming and Shamwickshire Rovers Res; Pilton Academicals and Barnstaple AAC Res; and Shebbear United and Park United were all postponed due to frozen pitches.