A Marc Bettiss brace gave Torridgeside victory over Appledore in Friday’s North Devon derby in the South West Peninsula League.
The T-Side striker’s goals gave T-Side a 2-1 win over the Fishermen at Marshford, cancelling out Jake England’s penalty for the hosts.
After scoring the winning goal in their win over Budleigh Salterton last Saturday, Bettiss opened the scoring in the derby after half an hour when he met Nathan Walter’s pass and rolled the ball into the bottom corner.
The goal was somewhat against the run of play, where in a first half of few clear cut chances, Appledore enjoyed more of the ball.
Nick Glover looked dangerous for the Fishermen, and had seen an effort cleared off the line by Kyle Paine after 15 minutes.
The forward also won the penalty that allowed Appledore to get back on terms 12 minutes into the second half.
England made no mistake from the spot, smashing the ball to James Greenaway’s left as the keeper dived the other way.
The parity only lasted five minutes, with Bettiss re-establishing T-Side’s lead at the end of a flowing team move.
Shaun Copp and Ross Middleton combined to carve through Appledore’s defence before Middleton’s ball into the path of Bettiss was smashed home from the edge of the penalty area.
Both teams are back in action on bank holiday Monday, with Appledore at home to title challengers St Martins and Torridgeside welcoming fourth-placed Crediton United to Donnacroft.