WESTERN Power Distribution are still without a win this season. But they gave themselves the best possible chance against leaders J&A Cameras on Sunday morning by fielding their strongest and most complete team of the campaign so far. Inspired by the pen
WESTERN Power Distribution are still without a win this season. But they gave themselves the best possible chance against leaders J&A Cameras on Sunday morning by fielding their strongest and most complete team of the campaign so far. Inspired by the penetrating runs of midfield powerhouse Maurice Charley, WPD cut a devastating first-half trail through the mud at the Tarka Tennis Centre and stormed into a 3-2 half-time lead against the Snappers, thanks to goals by Charley and Ash McClean.And when the lead was increased to 4-2 seconds after the re-start, there was very little sign of the remarkable turn-around to come.Nothing less than three points would do for J&A who are mounting an impressive title campaign this season. And with defeat looming, it took a Steven Gerrard-esque performance by Andrew Parkhouse to drag his side out of the mud.Parkhouse hit five goals as the resurgent Veterans suddenly snapped into life. It was hard to pick the best goal from a hatful of stunners but easy to see the impact his goals had on his team who began to play with its more usual swagger. Wayne Parkhouse helped himself to four while birthday boy James Doble christened a new pair of boots with a brace. Matt Jefferies and Scott Langmead also added to the astonishing second-half rout which ended 13-4.With Bratton Fleming rested, PVs moved into second in the table with a 3-0 win against North Devon Police. James "Bill" Gregory (2) and Aaron Yeo scored the goals for PVs.Pollyfield Rangers moved into fourth with a 9-2 win at Yam Yamz. Matt Downing scored the first after just 27 seconds after winning possession, dribbling past three players and putting the ball into the back of the net. He went on to complete a hat-trick along with Neil Parsons who bagged two 25-yard screamers in his own goal-haul. Other scorers for Pollyfield were Ben Ford, Gary Scriven and James Downing.Also in the division, Rose and Crown and Dynamo Sandpiper shared the points in a 3-3 draw.In Division Two, the first full programme of fixtures in many weeks saw Hemmens take a massive step towards the title. A 2-1 win against Anchor Chiefs coincided with rivals Kings Arms' first defeat of the season. Hemmens took a third-minute lead against the Chiefs before Matt Beer took the ball around one defender and bended it past the keeper to level the scores.Hemmens regained the lead with a headed goal from a corner 20 minutes after half-time and held on to record the win.Two goals by the King's Dean Plummer were not enough to stop Barnstaple Ammies, who fired two goals in the last 10 minutes to notch a 4-2 win.Mark Gilfillan, Andros Stavrinou and Andy Blackmore all scored hat-tricks in Koogars 10-1 mauling of Bideford Robins. Howard Dennis was also on target.