TOTNES and Dartington suffered a narrow loss in their derby match against Galmpton, with the home side going down 4-3.
Galmpton's Dan Rankin scored a hat-trick to lead his side to victory and take his personal tally to 15 for the season.
His first came after 25 minutes, but was cancelled out shortly before the interval by a header from Tots' John Rimmer.
The home side piled on the pressure at the beginning of the second half but couldn't make it count.
Galmpton punished them with three quick-fire goals in the space of 15 minutes - Richard Whatman and Rankin the scorers.
A late comeback by the Tots gave them a sniff with goals from Lewis Haughton and Angus Wilson, but Galmpton hung on for the final few minutes to secure victory.
Tots boss Sav Savva said: "We were unlucky not to get something out of the game.
"It was even-stevens in the first half and we started well in the second where we should have scored two.
"But then they went up and scored three which was poor defending on our part.
"I made a couple of substitutions which changed the game and it could have been 4-4 at the end."
This was the first game back for Savva after coaching abroad, and the first problem to tackle is the leaky defence which has conceded 14 goals in six games.
"It's something I'm going to address this week, and I may even change personnel.
"We're not playing badly, just making individual errors.
"This week it's down to me"
Totnes & Dartington face a home game against Newton Abbot Spurs this weekend, while Galmpton are away to Crediton United (both 3pm).
ONE point gained was the message from player-manager Geoff Breslan after his Teignmouth side came home from Exeter University with a goalless draw.
The result sees the University, who are now strengthened with the impending new term, pick up just their second point of the season.
Among those back for the Students was talented centre-back and captain Jessie Wilson whose presence greatly strengthened a defence which had previously conceded 12 goals from their previous three home games.
Meanwhile Teignmouth had some of their key players missing, including striker Hayden Rowe, Sam Chapman and Ian Wilkinson.
However Breslan was positive after the result which left Teignmouth third in the table.
"We believe that it's a point gained, we had five or six players missing and I know speaking to their manager that they had five or six back.
"From our point of view it was unfortunate to meet a Uni side at full strength compared to the previous week.
"If any team were to go and win the game it would have been us which is very pleasing.
"We had a few good chances and their keeper had to make a good save in the first half from myself and then another in the second, whereas our keeper never had to make a save."
The result is a massive turnaround from the fixture last season which saw Teignmouth on the end of a thumping loss.
"We've now become a team that is hard to beat," said Breslan.
"Last year we were conceding a lot of goals but this year we have kept a couple of clean sheets.
"We've got a couple of decent games coming up which we are hoping to get six points from.
"Hopefully over the next couple of weeks we will get players back from injury and unavailability and put out our full strength side."
Teignmouth welcome Sidmouth Town this Saturday (3pm).
LIVERTON'S sorry start to the season continued this weekend with another heavy defeat.
The side were beaten 5-0 by visitors Appledore last Saturday, leaving them stuck at the bottom of the table, and yet to register a point.
Meanwhile the Fishermen are flying high in second, and so far unbeaten after five matches.
It took just two minutes for Appledore to open their account with a close range finish from Luke Evans.
Liverton looked to be in with a chance of a point after they managed to hold off any further damage going into the break.
However the visitors ran out of sight in the second period starting with an early goal from Adam Copp.
The rout was finished off with two goals from Shaun Copp, including a penalty, and a strike from Sam Fishwick.
Liverton will be hoping to finally open their account for the season away at fellow strugglers Okehampton on Saturday (3pm).