Will Berry scored twice as Ilfracombe Town beat Honiton Town 2-0 in Division One of the East South West Peninsula League on Saturday.
The Bluebirds opened the scoring five minutes before the break when Chay Isaac drifted in from the wing to force a clearance that fell to Berry.
The attacking midfielder, playing just behind the front two in a 4-4-3 formation, hit the ball first time back across the keeper and into the corner.
The game opened up in the second half and Ilfracombe had their chances to kill it off. They finally did so 10 minutes from time. This time it was Simon Townsend’s cleared effort that fell to Berry, who dribbled the ball into the box and unleashed a shot across the keeper into the bottom corner.
Ilfracombe are at home to Sidmouth on Saturday.
Appledore dug deep in blizzard conditions to come from 2-0 down to beat Galmpton and Roselands 5-2.
The Fishermen arrived 10 minutes before kick-off due to roadworks on the way to Torbay.
“There was no time for a warm-up, it was just a case of get changed and get out there,” said manager Keith Shapland.
“The conditions were atrocious – in the first half we were playing up the slope, into the blizzard; it was so bad you couldn’t see from one end of the pitch to the other.
Galmpton went 2-0 up and hit the post twice in frost-bitten first half.
“Mark Cann also cleared one off the line but Ben Whitecross pulled one back and I was quite happy at half-time given the circumstances,” said Shapland.
The conditions – and the match – swung in Appledore’s favour after the break, Jake England levelling the scores from the spot to make it 2-2.
The visitors then pulled ahead with goals by Kyle Darrah and 16-year-old debutant Charlie Colwill, who found the net with only his third touch after coming off the bench.
Aaron Philps made it 5-2 with the last kick of the match, a goal direct from a corner kick.
“It was a result we needed,” said Shapland. “We’ve got a tough run coming up with Newton Abbot, Torridgeside and St Martin’s so it was important to win that one.”
In Division One West, Holsworthy beat Mousehole 3-1, while in the Premier, Witheridge drew 1-1 at Sticker.