TORBAY Men will be out to maintain their rip-roaring start to the season in Southern One when they visit North Devon on Saturday.
Torbay 1st XI started with a comfortable 3-0 win over visiting Bude. They led 2-0 at half time, both goals coming from open play.
Teenage right-winger Ben Collins tormented the Bude defence with his trickery.
A mazy run and cross set up evergreen striker Matt Burrows for the opener. Simon Jones netted the second.
Bude had a golden opportunity to pull one back before the break when they were awarded a penalty stroke. Nick Walker saved the flick. Walker had been roped on Saturday morning to play, and is better known as an outfield player.
Matt Clark converted a short corner to make it 3-0. Torbay missed a penalty as well.
New 1st XI captain Tom Souster was fouled in the act of shooting. Although his shot went in, the umpire had already given the stroke.
Matt Dixey put his effort wide. Burrows went closest to scoring a fourth, hitting the outside of the post with an angled drive.
Souster hopes to have a seasoned goalkeeper in place for the trip to North Devon.
TORBAY A were 4-0 losers in South East one to Shepton Mallet A.
The seconds travelled to North Somerset with the bare eleven players, due to very late dropouts. Shepton led 1-0 at the break, and that was an own goal.
A right wing cross from outside the circle caught the faintest edge of Phil Little's stick en route to goal.
Torbay were unable to repel the wave of Shepton attacks, despite the best efforts of veteran goalkeeper Rob Farleigh.
Dave Robinson had Torbay's best chance to score but failed to get a true connection on his shot.
This Saturday the 2nds entertain West Dorset 1st XI at 2.15.
Training continues on Tuesday evenings. 6-7pm for juniors (8-14yrs) and 7-8.30 for seniors.
TEIGN Men's A will be looking to pick themselves up after a gut-wrenching defeat away to Bridgwater B when North Devon A visit them this Saturday.
Losing by the odd goal in seven was bad enough, but being beaten with seconds left on the watch was even worse.
In recent seasons this fixture has been a close-fought affair and Saturday's match continued in that vein.
Despite early pressure from Bridgewater it was Teign who took the lead as Will Boyne finished from close range from a Joss Chapel cross.
The lead was short-lived as Bridgwater squeezed home an equaliser before the break.
In the second half the ageing legs in both teams tired and the game began to open up with more chances at each end.
Teign regained the lead first through Oliver Robinson and again through Pete Brooks, but on both occasions Bridgwater promptly equalised.
Teign squandered opportunities to take the lead for a fourth time and Bridgwater punished them for it, finding the net with seconds left on the clock.
Teign Men's 1st XI were not in action last weekend as their trip to Camborne SoM has been rearranged for Sunday, October 27.