Grant hat-trick lifts Accies

Joseph Bulmer

Pilton climb the table with ‘crucial’ win against Chittlehampton

GARY Grant scored a hat-trick as Pilton Academicals Reserves beat Chittlehampton Reserves 5-0 at Rock Park on Saturday.

Darren Wood scored two as the Accies leapfrogged their opponents to escape the bottom three in the Intermediate Two table.

At the other end, free-scoring Torridgeside Reserves continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 7-0 win at home to North Molton Thirds.

Mark Widnell scored for Northam Lions Thirds in a 2-1 defeat at Braunton Fourths, while a Darren Smith penalty three minutes from time gave Anchor Chiefs a slender 1-0 win at home to Hartland Reserves.

Chiefs’ striker Neil Challis was clipped in the box and skipper Smith took responsibility for the crucial spot kick

In the division’s other result, Neil Tweedie and Ryan Dale both scored for Bratton Fleming Reserves in a 2-0 win at Buckland Brewer.