APPLEDORE got back to winning ways in the South West Peninsula League on Saturday. The Fishermen beat Plymouth-based Division One East rivals Stoke Gabriel 1-0 thanks to a second half Richard Hevingham goal. The fifth-placed hosts put up a good fight and made most of the running in a match they should have won. But a great defensive display under waves of Stoke pressure at the Churchward Memorial Ground saw Appledore hold onto the win and put an end to a frustrating run of two straight league defeats. Appledore are at home to fourth-placed Teingmouth on Saturday.