THIS season's Herald Cup First Round has thrown up some enticing derbies, and the pick of this weekend's bunch has to be the clash between high-flying Newton Abbot Spurs Reserves and struggling Division One outfit Newton Abbot 66.
With new Spurs management duo Scott Hayman and Jamie Argyle having stormed to second in the Premier, scoring 14 goals in their first four games, and with home advantage the smart money would be on the Premier side.
In addition, Newton 66 have yet to secure a point and have only found the net once in their opening three games.
However, Scott Hayman is more than aware that the form book and league standing goes out of the window during a derby cup game.
"Nothing's a given," Hayman said.
"It's like the South Devon League FA Cup and they will be bang up for it. We've got to be right up for it from the first whistle until the end because if we're not, we will slip up.
"After drawing against Buckland on Saturday, we've got to guard against complacency."
Buckland Athletic Reserves went the whole of last season without dropping a point at Homers Heath, but that run lasted until the 90th minute on Saturday, as Troy Baker hit a late equaliser to secure a 2-2 draw for Spurs, while notching up his fifth goal in four games.
Ryan Sanders was also on target again, while Josh Webber scored for the third match in a row. Liam McAuley also netted in consecutive games.
"From Saturday we've got a couple out," Hayman added.
"But we have got Matt Lear and Ben Jones back. Ian Tyson has dropped out because of injury; he's been playing with an injured foot for a couple of weeks."
Last weekend's Herald Cup action saw Dartmouth come out on top of their derby clash with neighbours Dittisham United.
Baker scored two at Longcross, with Frost and Danny Broadway adding singles in a 4-0 triumph.
Elsewhere, Upton Athletic blew away Teign Village to the tune of 17-0. Ryan Hare managed four strikes; there were doubles from Kingscote, Bergin and Chamberlain and the rest were supplied by Northcott, Davies, D Bastow, Foster, Walker, Booth and P Bastow. Loddiswell Athletic were also clear winners, beating Division Four side Salcombe Town 9-2.
In the Premier, Pete Summerfield scored a double as Watcombe's perfect start in the Premier continued with a third away victory; 5-0 at Ivybridge Town Reserves. Sean Finch, Danny Harvey and Curtis Booth added their names to the tally.
Brixham AFC enjoyed a second win of the season with a comfortable 6-0 triumph over Ipplepen Athletic on Friday night at Coach Road.
Scott Dodgson claimed two, with Ben Adams, Jay Morgan, Matthews and Constable also finding the net.
Watts, Blake & Bearne secured back-to-back wins, beating Kingskerswell & Chelston 4-2 at Abbrook Park. Glen Palmer bagged a brace with the other two provided by Nick Cousins and Andy Eden. Paul Edwards' side had knocked the Claymen out of the Herald Cup here last season, making the result that much sweeter.
Mitch Lovell made his debut for Kingsteignton Athletic who stunned Stoke Gabriel Reserves by putting six past the Railwaymen at Broadley Lane. Stoke have now conceded 16 in four.
Galmpton United Reserves boss Stephen Kidd praised 18-year-old former Torquay Youth player Ryan Bush, who scored his first men's hat-trick in a 3-0 win at Windmill Hill.
In Division One, Bovey Tracey got back to winning ways in the league with a 3-1 home triumph over point-less Newton Abbot 66.
Division Two side Paignton Villa won 6-1 at Abbot's Park to shock their Division One apponents in the Herald Cup.
Division Three outfit Ashburton sent struggling Division Two side Foxhole United tumbling out of the Herald Cup, winning 7-1 at Chuley Road.
In Division Four, Watcombe Wanderers Reserves moved to within a point of leaders Roselands with a 7-2 victory against Dartmouth AFC Reserves, Simon Ross hitting four.
In Division Five, Buckfastleigh Rangers Reserves recorded a fourth win, 6-3 at home to Broadhempston United Reserves, to lead the pack; Ryan Porter claimed four.