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Eleven-goal thriller sees Bovey win

By This is Devon  |  Posted: August 18, 2008

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DIVISION One East of the Carlsberg South West Peninsula

League escaped the worst of the weather, managing to complete a

full programme of opening day fixtures.

Entertainment was the order of the day as the nine games

delivered an incredible 46 goals.

And it was two of the new boys who led the way as the Royal

Marines and Bovey Tracey served up an 11-goal thriller at

Endurance Park, but unfortunately for the forces side it was

the visitors who came out on top with a 7-4 victory.

The action ebbed and flowed until the final quarter when

Bovey finally pulled away. Goals from Scott Kaasikmae, Simon

Revell and Mark Sneap saw them race over the finishing


Revell had given Bovey the lead only for Ben Shepherd level.

However, Lee Pascoe's effort gave the visitors a 2-1 interval


The home side scored twice in as many minutes, through Scott

Howarth and Mark Pepperell, to take the lead for the first

time, but Bovey hit back again with Chris Jones and Chris

Bennett restoring their lead before Alistair Sawer made it 4-4

and set up Bovey's charge for the winning line.

Liverton United and Okehampton Argyle were not far behind as

they produced nine goals at Halford where the visitors ran out

6-3 victors.

Ed Squire, Steve Williams, Adam Mortimore (two), Matt

Mortimore and an own goal accounted for Okehampton's scorers,

while Liverton replied through Stefan Chubb (two) and a Scott

Hayman penalty.

Richard Hevingham scored four goals, two from the penalty

spot, as Appledore won 5-1 at the University of Exeter who had

taken the lead through Luke Davis.

Budleigh Salterton got the defence of their title off to a

good start by winning 4-2 away at Crediton United.

Andy Rogers scored twice for the Kirton, but the Robins

replied with two goals apiece from Danny Hall and Danny


Stoke Gabriel announced their intentions with a comfortable

4-0 victory over Totnes & Dartington at the GJ Churchward

Memorial Ground.

Totnes should have opened the scoring but Mark Loram saw his

spot-kick saved by Mark Coombes before goals from Kain Bond,

Liam McAuley, Terry Mitchell and Mark Newbould completed

Stoke's tally.

Exeter Civil Service celebrated their return to step seven

football with a credible 2-2 draw away to Axminster Town. Joey

Hawes scored both their goals, while Oliver Highet and Martin

Hancock replied for the Tigers.

Buckfastleigh Rangers managed only 14 points all last

season, but they already have three in the bag after Steve

Cook's superb effort gave them a 1-0 victory away to Exmouth


Second-half goals from Ian Mayer and Ty Hawkens gave

Galmpton Gents a 2-0 victory at home to Teignmouth, while goals

from Scott Forster, Darren Easton and Gary Wills saw Alphington

win 3-0 at Ottery St Mary.

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