Torridgeside were on the end of a heart-breaking defeat in the Throgmorton Devon Premier Cup final on Thursday night.

Torridgeside v Bovey Tracey in the Throgmorton Devon Premier Cup final. Picture: David Crawford.Torridgeside v Bovey Tracey in the Throgmorton Devon Premier Cup final. Picture: David Crawford.

T-Side were beaten 5-4 by Bovey Tracey after extra time in a thriller at Devon FA's Coach Road ground in Newton Abbot.

A back-and-forth game saw Torridgeside leading 3-2 at the end of the first half.

Bovey took the lead after 10 minutes when Sean Finch headed in a cross from Gavin Collins.

Sam Fishwick levelled things up after 27 minutes with a shot from inside the penalty area, but it was short-lived. Bovey took the lead again a couple of minutes later with Ryan Batley scoring from the penalty spot after Finch was brought down.

Torridgeside v Bovey Tracey in the Throgmorton Devon Premier Cup final. Picture: David Crawford.Torridgeside v Bovey Tracey in the Throgmorton Devon Premier Cup final. Picture: David Crawford.

Neil Bettiss squared things up a few minutes later when he headed in a Shaun Copp corner at the far post, and T-Side took the lead before half time with a well-worked move that finished with Fishwick scoring his second.

The turning point came midway through the second half when Brian Levien was shown a second yellow card and sent off for kicking the ball away. Bovey capitalised on the advantage with 12 minutes remaining when Ciaran Bridger fired past Josh Phillips.

Two goals for Bovey in the first period of extra time looked to have Torridgeside buried. Lewis Perry scored the first with a well-taken finish before Batley scored a second penalty just before half time.

A superb free-kick from Shaun Copp gave Torridgeside hope with six minutes remaining, but they were unable to find the equaliser they needed.

Torridgeside v Bovey Tracey in the Throgmorton Devon Premier Cup final. Picture: David Crawford.Torridgeside v Bovey Tracey in the Throgmorton Devon Premier Cup final. Picture: David Crawford.

Torridgeside manager Barry Paine commended the effort from his side. He said : "For the neutral it was a brilliant final. Obviously it's not the result we wanted but I'm proud of the players. They put in a massive shift on Thursday night.

"Both teams are a credit to the league. It was an immense final, unfortunately for us we just came up short.

"It's disappointing for us because we really wanted to win but the lads showed a lot of passion and the effort was incredible.

"It's disappointing we've not seen the game out at 3-2, because it looked like there was only one winner, but the sending off altered the complexion of the game."

Torridgeside v Bovey Tracey in the Throgmorton Devon Premier Cup final. Picture: David Crawford.Torridgeside v Bovey Tracey in the Throgmorton Devon Premier Cup final. Picture: David Crawford.

Torridgeside ended their SWP East Division campaign on Saturday, with Thursday's final taking its toll as they were beaten 5-2 by St Martins. The visitors scored three times in the final 25 minutes.