STOKE Gabriel boss Gary Fisher was this week trying to bring his players 'back to level ground' after their record-breaking win over Liverton United last Saturday.
Fisher scored five goals as his team romped to a 23-0 win over Liverton United – breaking the existing league best by TEN goals.
That best was also set by Stoke Gabriel, a 13-0 win over Ottery St Mary in 2009.
No fewer than five players – including Fisher – scored hat-tricks as the Railwaymen compiled their tally, with 16 of the goals coming in the second half.
Liverton were 7-0 down at half-time and conceded a goal roughly every three minutes in the second half.
Fisher said the last time he had seen a scoreline like that was in 'pub football' – and added that he thought it may never be broken.
He said: "For men's Saturday football I've never known it – I've personally never seen anything like it.
"It's just surreal really, but it's nice to be part of a record and shows that we're up and coming. Realistically I can't ever see it being beaten."
This weekend, the Railwaymen are at home again, this time facing Division One West outfit Truro City in the Throgmorton Cup first round (2.30pm).
"We've got training inbetween, so I will try to get their heads back on level ground," he said.
"Going into another league game will be quite hard to be fair – but we don't know anything about Truro so we will just go into it in a professional manner.
"At the end of the day I said before the game that all that I wanted was three points and a clean sheet.
"But the goal difference could help over the course of the season if we're level with another team – it's worth an extra point."
Liverton United take a break from league action to host Plymstock United in the first round of the Throgmorton Cup on Saturday (2.30pm).
Elsewhere, Galmpton United meet Totnes and Dartington at the War Memorial Ground in the Throgmorton Cup first round (2.30pm).
Galmpton moved up to third place in Division One East with a 3-0 win over Sidmouth Town last Saturday, with Alex Bayliss setting up Kevin Wills for the first goal and then scoring two himself.
Totnes were 2-0 up against Okehampton Argyle but ended up having to share the points in a 2-2 draw at Simmons Park.
John Rimmer had put the visitors ahead, and Angus Wilson doubled the lead shortly after.
Teignmouth are at home to Division One West side Dobwalls in another first-round clash in the Throgmorton Cup on Saturday (2.30pm).
Geoff Breslan's men fought back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 against Budleigh Salterton last Saturday, keeping up the pressure on the front-runners in Division One East.
Adam Fay reduced the arrears for Teigns, before Breslan levelled the scores following good work from Hayden Roe.
Clay Bond, a second-half substitute, headed home a Jamie Bowen cross for the winner.
Newton Abbot Spurs drew the short straw when it came to first-round ties, as they have to make the long journey to Sticker on Saturday (2.30pm).
Spurs should at least be fresh for the trip, as they had no league fixture last weekend.