Torridgeside had a week to remember in the South West Peninsula League East Division after bringing Elmore’s 49-game unbeaten run to an end.
The Torrington side beat the East Division leaders 2-1 on Wednesday night, coming from behind at Horsdon Park to take all three points.
The hosts led 1-0 at the break thanks to a finish from Jordon Bastin. Brian Levien hauled T-Side level with a strike in the 72nd minute and Marc Bettiss scored the winner two minutes from time.
“It was a great result for us,” said manager Barry Paine.
“The lads put in a fantastic performance. Everybody knew their jobs, there was a good shape to the team and it was well deserved in the end.
“We would have been happy with a point beforehand, but then after the game when you think about it we deserved the win with our second half performance.”
They followed up the result with a 3-1 win over Newton Abbot Spurs on Saturday.
Neil Bettiss scored twice for the hosts and there was one for Sam Fishwick.
After leading 2-0 at the break, a red card for Michael Jones and a Spurs goal from the subsequent penalty changed the dynamic before T-Side re-extended their lead.
“It was a difficult game because of the conditions and we shot ourselves in the foot at 2-0,” said Paine.
“They responded well and dug out a result in the end.”
Torridgeside go to Ilfracombe Town tomorrow night (Tuesday), with the Bluebirds going into the game on the back of a 4-1 win at home to Alphington.
After finding themselves 1-0 down at half-time, the hosts turned things around in the second half.
Sam Box scored a brace, and Jamie Mirow and Connor Balment both found the net.
Appledore’s clash with Budleigh Salterton fell victim to the weather. The Fishermen are back in action this Saturday with a trip to Stoke Gabriel.
Holsworthy are up to fourth in the West Division after a 4-1 win at Plymstock United on Saturday.
Tom Robinson, Dom Abbott, Joe Barker and Harry Stevens scored the goals for the Magpies.
Attentions turn to the Walter C Parsons Cup this Saturday, with Holsworthy facing Brixham.
Torridgeside go back to Elmore for their second round match, and Ilfracombe Town are at home to Teignmouth.