DJM FOOTBALL: Reports from the first week of the season
By Plymouth Herald | Thursday, September 12, 2013, 05:30
Sporting Lipson...4 YMCA All Saints...7
YMCA came out on top in a thrilling battle against Lipson. Brooks was impressive netting five goals, with Turner and Jackson bagging the others for the visitors.
Liam Willcocks, Corey Chown, Josh Baldry, Thomas Miller scored for the hosts in an entertaining game.
Tavistock CFC...11 Torpoint...0
TAVISTOCK made a fantastic start to their season with an impressive victory over Torpoint. D McVeigh contributed four goals, with S Perdikeas and H Dwelly each netting a brace.
J Roberts and K Rich also chipped in with a goal each, while an own goal completed the scoring.
Tavistock CFC...2 Belliever...12
BELLIEVER got their season off to a flying start thanks to goals from Keogh (5) and Green (4) with Flude, Trend and Crouch also chipping in.
J Sawyer replied with two goals from the home side.
AFC Plympton...4 Tamerton Foliot Youth...4
A LATE equaliser from Tamerton ensured they went home with a share of the spoils in a thrilling draw against Plympton.
After absorbing early pressure Tamerton took the lead through Travis Preston who smartly finished a good move down the left.
Plympton levelled the game soon after with a good finish.
There was some attractive passing on display from each side before Plympton took the lead with a tremendous free kick that flew just inside the far post.
Tamerton struck back five minutes before the break with a terrific shot from Zach Tiddy to make it 2-2.
The second half continued in the same competitive end-to-end manner and it was Plympton who regained the lead with a long range strike. They were not ahead for long though as Bradley Palmer equalised for Tamerton with a well placed shot.
It looked as though Plympton had won the game with a fine headed goal late on, but Isaac Phillips dramatically levelled the game for Tamerton with two minutes remaining.
Activate Youth...4 Tavistock...1
ACTIVATE Youth opened their campaign with a comfortable victory over 10-man Tavistock.
The hosts took an early lead with a fine strike from Simon Gerry. Activate continued to dominate possession although they couldn't find a second despite the opposition playing with 10 men.
Tavistock grabbed an equaliser through H James from a corner which levelled the game before the break.
Activate continued to apply the pressure in the second half and Tavistock had their keeper to thank for keeping the score at 1-1.
That was until man of the match Ben Barrowdale broke free and neatly lobbed the ball over the keeper to put Activate back in front.
Kallum Lyon then headed Activate further into the lead before Barrowdale finished the scoring with his second goal of the game from close range.
Elburton Villa...4 AC Plymouth...2
ELBURTON survived a comeback from AC Plymouth to get their season off to a winning start.
The home side started brightest, constantly pressing a strong AC Plymouth defence.
Elburton's persistence soon paid off though when a free kick was awarded just outside the box, a short pass from Mason Spiller saw Rhys Northcott rifle the ball with pin point accuracy into the back of the net to make it 1-0.
The visitors responded well and had chances of their own but were denied by some excellent goal keeping from Tobi Chapman.
Villa soon came back and the home side's man of the match Liam Pardon scored twice making it 3-0 at the break.
Elburton lost their shape in the second half and some poor communication saw the visitors open their account.
AC grew in confidence and were rewarded by an excellently struck goal by the visitors' man of the match Mason Hogan.
Villa came back in the dying moments to put the game out of reach after a goal mouth scramble saw the ball fall to Theo Ramsey who calmly slotted the final goal of the match.
Tamerton Foliot...8 Southgate Colts...0
TAMERTON got their season off to a flyer with an impressive, solid performance against Southgate.
An excellent team performance was topped off with goals from Cameron McDowall (2), James Edwards (1), Elliot Dobson (2), Harrison Brook (1), Bruno Leal (1) and Kieran Boreland (1).
Horrabridge Rangers...4 Tavistock CFC...6
IN A brilliant opening game of the season, Tavistock went home with all three points.
D Booker (2), T Pearson (2) and A Williams (2) netted for the visitors, while Gargett, Johnson and Hennessey-Dobbs (2) replied for the hosts.
Morley Rangers...5 Tavistock CFC...1
MORLEY began their season with a dominating win overTavistock.
The home side came out the blocks flying and could have been three goals up within the first five minutes.
Tavistock had some way ward finishing and a good save from their keeper to thank for the score remaining level.
For all their good play Morley nearly got caught on the break but Brandon Russell got back to make a good tackle.
Morley had further chances to take the lead but the final ball was lacking until Harvey Love was put in and he composed himself before slotting past the keeper.
Love was rewarded for his persistence as he hounded a defender in to a mistake and toe-poked the ball home.
The second half continued in much the same fashion as Morley dominated possession and were creating good chances.
They added to their tally as Charlie Nicholls applied a great finish to a well worked team goal, Jack Ashton then scored the goal of the game firing in from 25 yards.
Tavistock got their consolation goal as two Morley players challenged for same ball which deflected into the path of the Erikos Harrison who finished well.
There was still time for Jack Biscoe to get his name on the score sheet as he raced clear and completed the scoring.
Elm United...6 Kitto All Saints...2
A HAT-TRICK from Elm United's Wotton helped his side to a 6-2 victory on the opening day of the season.
Vincent, Gourd and Bazrbachi also contributed with a goal each.
Watson and Kirby replied for the visitors.
AFC Plympton...5 Weston Mill....4
PLYMPTON came out worthy winners in this well-contested match.
Weston Mill started well and broke the deadlock after just five minutes.
Their lead did not last long, though, and Plympton were soon level through new signing Burkinshaw.
The hosts bossed the opening half but came into the break 2-1 down.
Plympton soon hit back in style with a hat-trick from another debutant and former Weston Mill player Evans.
The visitors scored their third only for Evans to grab his fourth and put the game to bed despite Weston Mill grabbing a late consolation.
Elburton Villa...10 Tavistock Thistles...0
SEAN BROWN and Ben Symons starred for Elburton who romped to victory on the opening day of the season.
Brown scored four times, while Symons bagged a hat-trick to send them on their way to victory.
Adam Brown, Jake McLaughlin and Jacob Roberts also added a goal each.
Plymstock United Colts...0 Marine Academy Plymouth Juniors...3
LAST year's league champions and Devon cup winners MAP avenged their DJM cup final defeat against Plymstock with a resounding away win to kick-start the new league campaign.
MAP poured constant pressure on the home team's rear guard from the beginnings, limiting them to very few opportunities of their own.
The opening goal came when Harry Frost crossed a decent ball into the box and Josh Toulson finished from close range.
The advantage was soon doubled when MAP's man of the match Connor Mcauley fed a pass through to Matthew Cooper who slid a shot under the keeper.
The second half continued to be the physical affair many had predicted between last season's top two teams.
Plymstock's man of the match Clayton Thomas played well but it was MAP who looked the hungrier.
The game was finally put to bed when Toulson played a pass just inside the area and Dan Tates' perfectly-timed run ended with a cool finish to seal all three points in this opening day encounter.
Weston Mill...1 Tavistock CFC...1
WESTON Mill and Tavistock went away with a point apiece from their season-opening draw.
Budge found the net for the visitors while Grigg scored for Weston Mill.
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Friary Mill Juniors...0 Elm United...6
MAN-of-the-match Kamil Mickiewicz stole the show with four goals as Elm dominated from start to finish.
Liam Caiels netted on his debut while striker Nathan Gee grabbed the other with a sublime volley from a Shane Ward corner.
Plymouth Parkway...4 Morley Rangers...0
MORLEY started the game well and it was only Parkway's keeper Calum Kuhn that kept the scores level.
Parkway drew first blood when Vinny Wight-Harper-Innis marked his debut with a fine individual goal.
Matthew Borbon then made it two converting Alfie Daw's corner.
The second half saw Josh Tattersall smash a loose ball home for the third and it was Ollie McNamee who completed the scoring late on.
MITCHELL McINTYRE scored for Sporting Lipson as they drew 1-1 with Southgate Colts in their opening match of the season.
Ivybridge Town...2 Sporting Lipson...8
COREY NESBITT scored six goals as Sporting Lipson came from 1-0 down to overpower Ivybridge.
Lipson fell behind within 10 minutes but they soon levelled and took complete control of the match.
Alex King and James King scored their other goals in a dominant display.
AFC Plympton..2 Hooe Rovers...2
HOOE continued their unbeaten start to the season with a draw at Plympton.
Forbes and Roberts were on the scoresheet for the home side.
Manstow 4 Saltash Youth...0
MANSTOW ensured that they were the only team to gain maximum points from their opening two fixtures as they comfortably beat Saltash.
Tamerton Foliot...2 Plymstock United...0
PLYMSTOCK suffered their first defeat of the season at the expense of unbeaten Tamerton.
Weston Mill...4 Keyham Colts...1
THE home side picked up their first win of the season in a comfortable victory over Keyham Colts who have lost both league fixtures so far this season.
Tavistock CFC...2 Mayflower FCC...1
TAVISTOCK gained their first victory of the season and in turn inflicted Mayflower's first defeat.
Barriball and Panter scored for the home side as they claimed a 2-1 victory.