MOST of the SDFL Premier sides were in County Cup action last weekend, but it was the Herald Cup that finally brought some much-needed joy for Ipplepen Athletic.
Pens won 2-1 at Moor Lane to bring down last year's semi-finalists Kingskerswell & Chelston.
There was no Premier league action, but Stoke Gabriel Reserves moved into the top half by default with a walkover against Galmpton United Res.
In the Firewatch Senior Cup, Dartmouth AFC maintained their prolific form with a 5-1 triumph over Cullompton Reserves, while Buckfastleigh Rangers enjoyed a 4-1 victory at Chagford. Rangers' goals came from Anthony, Cox, Trent and Weeks, the home reply a stunning free-kick equaliser from Grant Hardwick.
Ryan Tovagliari continued his happy knack of scoring with a brace in Buckland Athletic Third's 3-1 win at Dolphin, Joe Crook also netting.
Stoke Gabriel Thirds fought out a 3-3 draw at Exmouth Amateur's Warren View over 90 minutes, and 30 minutes later the score was 5-5. The Railwaymen finally edged through 4-3 on penalties.
In the league, Broadhempston United defeated Abbotskerswell 3-1 away to go second in Division One.
Following their worst ever start to the season, Foxhole United came up with an excellent performance to put Upton Reserves to the sword.
Josh Chase blasted home in the first half, with United missing several chances to extend their lead. But on the stroke of half-time it looked as though Upton had equalised, but Foxes stopper Scott Bond, playing his first game after a serious knee injury, pulled off an excellent save.
In the second half, United finished off the job with goals from Rob Highfield and sub Paul Applegarth netting twice each, and Michael Rooney and Dan Beech completing the scoring.
Despite a bright start at Clennon Valley, Ipplepen Athletic Reserves found themselves three down within half an hour to a clinical Paignton Saints side, who have added Paul Green and Sam Winstanley.
The final score was 5-2 to Saints, Green, Espley (2), Vale and Reed ensuring Pens remain point-less at the bottom.
Saints bosses Stuart Dickinson and Jeremy Harris are seeking to rebuild and settle new players following a lean couple of seasons.
"In the last few seasons, we've always been fighting to stay up, so we are trying to push ourselves to finish in the top half of the table," Dickinson said.
Chudleigh Athletic Reserves got their first league win, battering Loddiswell Athletic Reserves 9-3 in Division Three.
In the Devon Intermediate Cup, Bovey Tracey Thirds unleashed 17-year old Jack Salmons against Chagford, the young winger scoring all six of the Moorlanders' goals in a 6-2 home win.
Paul Penberthy had hauled the visitors level with a first-half brace, but Salmon and Bovey ran riot after the break to seal the win.
Other ties saw Roselands smash Liverton United Reserves 13-0, Jamie Chamberlain haunting the Lillys with a hat-trick, and Polonia Torbay enjoying a resounding 8-2 victory over Torbay Police, Ian Blackboro with four.