It took Ben Sladden just two minutes to open the account for South Molton Reserves at home to their young Lynton and Lynmouth counterparts.
Lynton were level by the break when Andrew Kellway put home a loose ball in the box.
Two minutes into the second half and Molton were ahead again through new signing Ashley Bhurosah. But back came Lynton with another equaliser from Adam Harris in the 75th minute to create a nailbiting last 15 minutes, in which both teams created some good chances before South Molton’s new signing and man of the match Tom Clemett gave the Images a 3-2 win.
A new look Buckland Brewer took to the field for the first time and it didn’t take long for a trade mark Simon Adams free-kick to give them the lead. But defensive errors let Northam back into the game and while Buckland squandered chances the Lions made theirs count as they prevailed 4-1. Ali Bright struck twice and Tony Ambrose and Sean Wenham hit the others for the Lions.
Anchor Chiefs Reserves won 2-0 at home to Putford Reserves. Matt “Shaggy” Gordon and Danny Holland scored within three minutes of each other early in the second half.
Pilton Reserves opened the scoring against North Molton Reserves with a Ben Ferne header after 10 minutes and went on to win 3-1, with further goals by Antony Higgs and another from Ferne. North Molton scored with 10 minutes to go after springing the offside trap.
Braunton 4ths, made up largely of last season’s under-16s, were 2-1 winners at home to a new look Fremington Reserves. Alan Woodcock and Martin McDonald put Braunton 2-0 ahead, with Ben Casey pulling one back for Fremington late in the game.