Winning feeling spreads across the area

PUBLISHED: 15:48 02 November 2010

Action between Exmouth Town (blue) and Newton Abbot Spurs on Saturday.; Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 8973-34-10SH

Action between Exmouth Town (blue) and Newton Abbot Spurs on Saturday.; Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 8973-34-10SH

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Local football teams had a superb time last weekend with all three of the top sides winning their respective games.

IT WAS a superb weekend across our local Football grounds with victories for the Royal Marines AFC, Exmouth Town and Budleigh Salterton in their respective Peninsula League engagements, writes Steve Birley.

Pride of place has to go to the Robins of Greenway Lane for the way they travelled to table topping, and unbeaten at home, Appledore, and returned to East Devon with the points from a 3-0 win.

Exmouth Town scored six times without reply on their visit to Axminster Town and saw four of their goals scored by debut making players!

James Ford was the undoubted star of the Town show as he marked his first appearance for Jason Margrett’s side with a hat-trick and former Budleigh Salterton, player Scott Howarth, announced his arrival at the Southern Road outfit with a superb strike from 25-yards.

Completing the trio of wins were the Militarymen at Endurance Park, where a double from Matt Dawson helped the Royal Marines AFC to a 3-0 win.

The success was not confined to the Peninsula League sides, though, for East Budleigh continued their superb start to the season with a seventh straight Devon and Exeter league Division One success.

The Jays would probably concede that game seven was their least impressive, but they remain on course to bag a place in next season’s top flight of local football.

There was more success for the villagers of Lympstone who left it late before wrapping up three more Division Five points at the expense of Sidford.

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