WOOLSERY maintained their early Senior Division lead with a 1-0 win at home to Shamwickshire Rovers. While the game only produced one goal, it was a strike to remember, Paul Mills cracking the ball into the net from 30 yards after a goalless first half. M
WOOLSERY maintained their early Senior Division lead with a 1-0 win at home to Shamwickshire Rovers.
While the game only produced one goal, it was a strike to remember, Paul Mills cracking the ball into the net from 30 yards after a goalless first half.
Manager Kevin Glover said he was pleased with the way his newly-promoted side had adjusted to life in the higher league.
"We've got a long season ahead of us but it's a case of so far so good," he said. "We're certainly holding our own at the moment."
Barnstaple AAC Reserves put seven past bottom club Hartland who are still to register a point this season.
Karl Smith and Steve Isaac both scored two each, taking their combined tally to 19 goals in the last four games.
A goal by Charlie Langdon, a Neil Bousahla penalty and an own goal rounded off a convincing win for the Ammies.
There were good wins for the league's two remaining unbeaten sides Northam Lions and Pilton Academicals.
Pilton got off to the perfect start at Chittlehampton with a back post diving header by Anthony Higgs. A depleted Accies side turned Chittle' over on their own turf last January and despite a number of absentees on Saturday - including midfielder Steve Robinson who was busy enjoying becoming being a dad - they looked like doing the same thing eight months later.
Quyan Tran put them 2-0 up with an audacious volleyed lob from the edge of the box before the hosts pulled one back before the break.
Aaron Richmond raced clear on the right wing to make it 3-1 but sloppy defending from a corner cost Pilton a second soon after.
Substitute Carl Blair came off the bench to secure the points with Pilton's fourth.
First half goals by Robert Crump, Ryan West and Darren Pollhill gave Northam a 3-0 win at Shebbear United.
After shipping 14 goals in their last two league games, Park United got that winning feeling again with an 8-1 win over Torrington Reserves. Kevin Buck scored four, Andrew Thurlow hit a brace and there were singles for James Corry and Ally Rolfe as Park went on the rampage at Sandymere.
Bratton Fleming felt they could have scored eight goals in the first half of their game against Braunton Reserves. Instead, they had to make do with a 2-1 lead at the break, courtesy of Joe Toop and Stuart Cameron.
Liam Monsell and Liam Hawkins scored in the second period and a late Braunton strike made the final score 4-2.