The Fishermen were 5-1 winners in Division One East on Saturday

Appledore got back on track in Division One East of the Carlsberg South West Peninsula League on Saturday.

The Fishermen went some way to getting over last week's shock 9-1 defeat to University of Exeter by beating Crediton United 5-1 at Marshford.

A brace from Ollie Stevens gave the home-side a 2-0 lead at half-time.

Sam Fishwick added two of his own in between a finish from Jack Langford in the second half.

Manager Keith Shapland said: "We knew we couldn't play like last week again.

"We controlled the game, moved the ball a lot quicker, got out of defence quicker and squeezed the game.

"We didn't leave any holes this week, whereas we had more than a colander last week."

The win takes Appledore back into third in Division One East, although wins for Teignmouth and Stoke Gabriel have left them seven points from the top.

While last week's defeat at University of Exeter may mean Appledore fall short of the Division One East title, Shapland said third place would still mean a great deal to the team.

"I think we might struggle to win the league now, but anything in the top three would be such an achievement," he said.

"If anyone had said we would make the top three to me in August, with only four people turning up for pre-season training, I would have said they were in cloud cuckoo land.

"If we can hold on to third we have done exceptionally well. "

It's derby day in Division One East on Friday, as Torridgeside and Appledore take each other on.

The Good Friday fixture takes place at Torridgeside, with kick-off at 3pm.