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Radford at the double as Thors net cup win to kick-start season

By Mid Devon Gazette  |  Posted: September 18, 2012

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THORVERTON hope that last weekend's Devon Premier Cup win against Georgeham & Croyde will inspire them to their first league points this Saturday at Budleigh Salterton.

The Thors beat the North Devon League side 3-0 to make the first round proper.

Lee Radford struck twice and club legend Adrian Andrews netted the third.

Morchard Bishop fought back from 4-1 down at Beer Albion only to lose 5-3. Morchard have no match this weekend.

Despite a bright start, Willand Rovers were hammered 7-0 at Feniton. Their cause was not helped when Pat Pocock was sent off just before the break when 4-0 down. First team manager Clive Jones left at half-time with Willand, who head to Hatherleigh this weekend, 5-0 down.

Devon Senior Cup holders Bow AAC had to scramble through this season's first round 6-5 on penalties after being held 3-3 by Lympstone.

Tiverton Town raced into the next round with a 6-1 win at Okehampton. Tom Tricker (2), Kieran Rapo, Joe Packer-Byrne, Lee Woodman and Jake Searle were on target.

Culm United needed extra time to beat Exmouth Amateurs 5-4. Tyler Grigg and Luke Jones both scored twice and Paul Orchard was also on target.

Bampton won 6-3 against Paignton Saints also after extra time, and Crediton United needed another half hour to get past South Zeal 3-1.

Pinhoe are through after a 2-0 win against Chulmleigh, with Dean Voaden and Lee Dunn scoring in the second half.

Honiton Town edged Broadhempstone 3-2, with Tim Genders getting a brace, and Ottery St Mary won 3-1 against Dartmouth. Amidou Denilson, Ryan Pearce and Joe Broadbent netted.

Elmore won 4-3 at Clyst Valley but almost let it slip having been 4-1 up. Kevin Mills (2), Callum Old and Matthew Atkins were the Eagles' scorers.

Craig Sluman scored twice as Offwell beat Horrabridge 4-1, but two goals from Tim Shaw were not enough to save North Tawton, who went down 5-4 on penalties to visitors Windsor Car Sales having drawn 4-4. Ian King and Steve Ward also scored in regular time.

Bickleigh also finished 4-4 at the Steam Packet in Plymouth only to lose 4-3 on penalties. Jordan O'Leary, Brad Newberry, Drew Laskey and Josh Dryhurst were Bickleigh's scorers.

Alphington went down 3-0 against Wellington in Division One and Tipton St John were beaten 4-0 at home by Chard.

Dolphin won the only game played in Division Three 1-0 against the University with Robert Privett on target.

Lord's XI celebrated their first win in Division Four as they turned over Newtown 4-2. Gaz Wills notched a hat-trick and Jed Tapp also scored.

The University began their campaign with a 6-2 win at Woodbury, whose Richard Hill and Alex Hughes scored.

In Division Five, Dave Day (2) and Aaron Streat scored Topsham's goals as they beat St Martins 3-0 and Culm won by the same margin at Sampford Peverell, with John Alford, Steve Alford and Steve Roach on the mark.

Topsham and Silverton drew 4-4 in their Division Six clash. Mark Greenwood, Nat Davey, Richard Sobey and Mike Rowley bagged the Silverton goals.

Kieran Jones scored twice as Ottery St Mary won their derby match in Division Seven against Colaton Raleigh 5-3. Rees Clark, Adam Harris and Tony Mellior also scored.

Starcross Generals collected their first point with a 4-4 draw against Tipton. Nick Roberts (3) and Curtis Winchcombe were Tipton's scorers.

The Met Office stole the limelight in the Devon Intermediate Cup with their 4-1 victory at Lapford having been a goal down. Stuart Bell, Hayden Figures (2) and Wayne Moxey scored the Weathermen's goals.

Morchard Bishop routed Tedburn St Mary 12-1, with Ryan Piper and Phil Greenslade hitting four goals apiece. Charlie Parkhouse (3) and Darren Veal also scored.

Scott Butler hit five goals as Amory Argyle won 9-1 against Offwell. James Howe (2), Dean Kibble and Mark Butler also notched.

Otterton won a thriller against Alphington 4-3 on penalties after the game ended 3-3. John Dack (2) and Mark Dobrijevic had the Otters' goals and deputy keeper Luke Iddon saved two penalties in the shootout.

Uplowman beat Feniton 5-4 on penalties after a 3-3 draw, with Danny Lewis scoring twice for Fenny. Dan Smith hit all three goals as Westexe beat Bampton 3-0 and Mike Back netted a hat-trick for Cheriton Fitzpaine, who beat Honiton 5-0. Chris Acton and Matt Holland also scored.

Richard Gilbert was another hat-trick man as Countess Wear won 4-2 against Beer Albion. Matt Trestrail was also on target.

Open Space International are finally enjoying the delights of scoring but they bowed out of the cup 4-2 against Bickleigh, whose George White, Shane Mears, Reece Burnett and Nicky White netted.

Exwick Village beat Woodbury 3-2, with Mike Rayson and Dave Allen scoring for the Wooders.

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