Bradford and Ord help Bishop end Heavitree's unbeaten start
MORCHARD Bishop became the first team to beat Heavitree Social United in the Premier Division this season.
After going a goal down against the city side, John Bradford equalised for Morchard before Kenny Ord netted the winner in a 2-1 success.
They were not the only Mid Devon side to pull off an impressive result as Thorverton fought back from being a goal down to hammer Clyst Valley 5-1.
Lee Radford (2), Ben Bristowe, Jamie Farrell and Lawrence Khoo scored as Thorverton finally grabbed their first league victory of the term.
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Willand Rovers were beaten 1-0 by Seaton Town, but will hope to stop their losing streak at Clyst Valley this weekend.
Thorverton and Morchard have tough away games at Hatherleigh and Topsham, respectively.
Elsewhere in the Premier Division, leaders Feniton drew 1-1 against second-placed St Martins, Topsham grabbed their first league win, 3-1 against Hatherleigh, and Newtown climbed into third place with a 4-1 success at home to the University. Budleigh Salterton and Beer Albion drew 2-2.
In Division One, Sidbury drew 0-0 in their clash with Wellington, which allowed Bow to go second after their hard-earned 3-1 win against Alphington. Alex Bowden, Josh Kite and an own goal sank the Alphas.
The University were no match for Tiverton Town, who ran out 6-0 winners after goals from Lee Woodman (2), Jesse Howe, Joey Packer-Byrne, Tom Fowler and Gary Hunt.
Ryan Greenwood netted twice as Witheridge beat Culm 3-1. Louis Hunter also scored, with Adam Pengelly replying for Culm.
Tipton St John went down 8-2 against leaders Chard Town. A Jody Freeman goal and a Kevin Sexton penalty made up Tipton's tally.
Elmore are the new Division Two leaders following their 4-1 win against Civil Service, combined with a 2-0 defeat for Bickleigh at Halwill.
Beacon Knights' hopes of going top were scuttled by Pinhoe, who won 2-1 thanks to a Dean Voaden penalty and a Luke Phillips goal. Jack Greenslade replied.
Westexe won a thriller against Dawlish United 4-3, with substitute Dean Matthews scoring a late winner. Sean Tucker (2) and Ben Curtis also netted for Rovers.
Topsham's Aaron Edgehill scored twice at Colaton Raleigh, but his team were beaten 3-2.
Crediton United beat neighbours Sandford 5-1 and are three points clear in Division Three after back-to-back victories inside five days.
Kirton dislodged South Zeal United, who dropped their first points of the season in a surprise 1-1 draw with rock-bottom Ottery St Mary.
Third-placed Newton St Cyres were impressive 5-1 winners at Offwell, but they have stiff competition from Hemyock and Dolphin. The Hems won 4-2 at Tedburn with Alex Baird, Adam Farmer, Josh Essex and Gary Cross scoring, while the Dolphins swept Lympstone aside 6-1. Danny Hall (2), Darren Pattinson (2), Rikki Carpenter and Ryan Harris were Dolphin's scorers.
The University won 2-1 at Newtown, whose only goal came from Mike Holden.
Axminster Town maintained their two-point advantage as Division Four leaders with a 4-1 win against Bampton.
The University are leading the chase after they cantered to an 8-0 win against Okehampton. Richard Aigbogun and Stefano Falsini notched hat-tricks, with Joe Trigg and Ally Barter also on target.
Woodbury beat Heavitree 3-0, with Matt Schaefli opening their account inside the first two seconds according to referee Brian Reeby. Declan Bourne and Paul Rowsell also netted.
Exmouth Amateurs also won 3-0 against the Lord's XI, with Morgan Johnson, Robbie Lambert and Tom Matthews on target.
A veteran-packed Seaton Town drew 2-2 with Newtown, although 16-year-old Seth Wakley scored both goals. Mike Blinkhorne had both Newtown goals.
Michael Back hit six goals for Cheriton Fitzpaine in their 9-3 thumping of Clyst Valley to send them top of Division Five. James White, Matt Holland and Chris Acton also scored.
Lapford earned their first win since being relegated, a 3-2 victory against Culm whose Steve Alford scored both their goals.
Uplowman also earned their first point of the term, scoring three times in the last 20 minutes to draw 3-3 with Bow.
Goals from Brett Ansley, Ricky Lee and an own goal saw them draw level.
Division Six pacemakers Amory Park Rangers and Dawlish United both won 3-1 against East Budleigh and Priory respectively, but elsewhere the goals were flying in.
Exwick Village edged past city rivals Stoke Hill 4-3, with Wayne Webber (2), Dan Leat and Ash Sparkes getting the goals.
Topsham humbled North Tawton 6-1, with David Gwyther getting a hat-trick, Reece Foggin scoring twice and Matt Brown once.
Langdon won a crazy game 7-4 at Morchard Bishop, whose Phil Greenslade (2), Matt Madelin and Ryan Piper netted consolation goals.
Amory Argyle were 4-1 winners at Chagford, with Dean Kibble, Mark Butler, James Howe and Carlos Pavia on target.
Feniton were lucky to get a 3-3 draw with Dunkeswell having been 3-1 down. Chris Palfrey and John French netted in addition to a freak own goal to earn the point.
Honiton suffered their first defeat in Division Seven 4-3 at Fluxton. It also cost them top spot in the league.
A superb Richard Rapps hat-trick and a Tom Rapps goal won it for Fluxton.
Ottery St Mary went down 5-2 against new leaders Halwill.
The Met Office won 2-0 at Otterton, which means they have still yet to concede a goal in the league this season.
Barry Wood bagged five goals as Tipton St John won 7-4 at Open Space International, whose Ali Omrani scored all their goals. Chris Surridge and John Beer also scored for Tipton. Goals from Ben Taylor, Mark Flay and Matt Baker earned Newton St Cyres a 3-2 win at Lympstone.
Division Eight leaders Sidbury scored a last-minute winner to beat Newtown 3-2. Stuart Barkwill and Chris Bushell scored for Newton, the latter from the halfway line.
Pinhoe dropped their first points of the campaign when held 4-4 by Offwell Rangers.