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Parkin won't get carried away after seven on the trot

By Herald Express  |  Posted: January 31, 2013

VOLLEY GOOD: Alex Bayliss scored a 30-yard wondergoal for Galmpton

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GALMPTON United joint-player-manager Steve Parkin was refusing to get carried away after the Greens won their seventh successive game to continue their march up the table.

Galmpton beat Plymstock United 4-3 at Dean Cross to move up to fifth in the table – having been third from bottom at one stage this season.

Parkin's side go to Alphington on Saturday (3pm) looking to make it eight on the bounce, and with leaders Exmouth Town still to play twice.

"We would like to finish as high as we can, but it's one game at a time," said Parkin.

"Where we are right now, it would be great to get into the top four, but we've got Alphington next week and then Exmouth.

"That will decide what's going to happen really as we've got them [Exmouth] twice."

Last Saturday, Galmpton went ahead through early goals from Dan Rankin and Alex Bayliss before the hosts hit back.

Robbie Bowker then made it 3-1 with a corner which sailed straight into the Plymstock net before half time.

But the hosts then came out fighting and made it 3-3 after a scramble inside the box and a free-kick.

Bayliss then scored a 30-yard wonder goal, chesting the ball into position for a volley which fizzed home against a strong headwind.

There were further positives for Galmpton, with Kev Wills getting 20 minutes on his return from a knee operation, and Liam Ford making an impressive debut in centre-midfield.

But Parkin said: "I don't want to get carried away as it could easily go the other way again.

"Every week we seem to have players missing and have to change things, but I'm pleased with how we performed last weekend, and we will just see how we go against Alphington.

"But I'm sure we've got the squad to do it."

TEIGNMOUTH will be aiming to improve on a run of one win in six matches when they travel to Budleigh Salterton on Saturday (3pm).

Teigns went down 1-0 at Appledore last weekend, losing further ground on the leading pack.

And things don't get any easier for Geoff Breslan's side, with Budleigh flying high in second place.

Elsewhere, Stoke Gabriel are scheduled to travel to Axminster Town (3pm) yet to play a league fixture in 2013. Their most recent postponement, last weekend's clash at Exeter Civil Service, means they have now played six games fewer than some teams in Division One East.

The wet weather also accounted for Totnes and Dartington's clash against Sidmouth Town and Newton Abbot Spurs' trip to Exeter University.

This Saturday, Spurs travel to Okehampton Argyle, while Totnes and Dartington are without a fixture in any case.

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