TEIGNMOUTH moved up to third in the Carlsberg SW Peninsula League Division One East after winning an incredible 10-goal thriller at Crediton on Monday.
Teignmouth won 6-4 to cap an incredible weekend in the division, with 51 goals scored in just nine matches. That's an average of more than five-and-a-half goals per game.
Teigns had raced into a 3-0 lead in the first 35 minutes through Sam Chapman, Geoff Breslan and Finn Graham, before hosts Crediton pulled a goal back on the stroke of half time.
Crediton came out firing in the second half and pulled the game back to 3-3 on the hour mark through two set-piece goals.
Teignmouth fought back again with Scott Telford heading home player-manager Geoff Breslan's free-kick, while Hayden Roe then ran through and slotted past the keeper for 5-3.
There was still time for Crediton to pull another goal back, but it was Teignmouth who had the final say.
U18 striker Ryan Bush scored his second goal in two appearances for Breslan's men.
Teignmouth take on Plymstock this Saturday (3pm), with Breslan one of several players missing.
Teigns rescued a point from their clash against Alphington at The Chronicles on Saturday, having been 3-1 down at half-time.
Breslan was scathing about the first-half display, in which Hayden Roe's 25th-minute strike was the only positive.
"After 45 minutes it would be a point gained because we were terrible first half," said Breslan.
"It was possibly the worst half we've had since I returned to management.
"I had to have some words at half time and we came out in the second half and really looked much better."
Breslan scored from the spot himself after the break, and Bush scored the equaliser on his debut in the 65th minute.
WITH a point under their belts, Liverton United believe they can go one better when they take on University of Exeter this Saturday (3pm).
Mickey Walsh's side drew 3-3 against Crediton United last Saturday, to record their first point in seven league games.
Danny Horsfall hit two goals as Liverton twice went ahead either side of half-time before being pulled back by Crediton goals.
There was also a debut goal for former Buckland Athletic striker Jamie Micklewright, who made his bow alongside brother Matt – a signing from Newton Abbot Spurs.
Walsh said afterwards that he was delighted to have the Micklewright brothers on board, having coached them as junior players.
"I've coached Jamie, Matt and Jack White since they were nine years old so for them to be my team-mate was very special," he said.
"We're putting a good group together and I'm sure it's just a matter of time.
"We're all learning about each other but everyone is enjoying it and it's a point and a step in the right direction."
Walsh said his experiment with playing three at the back has not worked, and plans on reverting to a flat back four this weekend – if he can sign a centre-half.
"I've got my eye on one, but whether I can do the deal before the weekend is another matter."
GALMPTON United continued their high-scoring form when they beat Budleigh Salterton 4-3 last weekend, to keep up the pressure on the top two.
Alex Bayliss scored twice for the Greens, after an opener from Lloyd Clark and a second goal from John Potter.
The visitors had earlier taken a 2-1 lead via two goals from Mark Lever, but their third served only to make the finale tenser when Galmpton had gone 4-2 ahead.
NEWTON Abbot Spurs were on the end of a 4-0 drubbing at leaders Exwick Villa last Saturday.
Formerly Exeter Civil Service, a revitalised Exwick have started at a sprint and show no signs of slowing down.
They made the most of a red card for Spurs defender Kev Dadd and scored three late goals.