Ilfracombe Town are the first team to take a point off Larkhall Athletic, the Toolstation Western League Premier Division leaders, following a 1-1 draw.
Larkhall arrived at Marlborough Park having won their first seven games, but they needed a goal from Jamie Lyons to avoid defeat.
After a goalless first half, Stan Paxton gave Ilfracombe the lead with his fifth in five games.
Lyons ensured Combe have not won in seven league and cup outings but they will be heartened by the result.
A reunion of former Ilfracombe players, officials and supporters helped swell the crowd to 144. It was the biggest Marlborough Park attendance outside a derby against Barnstaple Town since Merthyr Town’s strong support helped bring in 187 in April 2012.