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Two in a row boost Northam

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: February 07, 2013

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Northam Lions 4 Torrington 1: The Lions waited five months to gain their first victory of the season and now they are celebrating two in a row.

Gary Phipps and Steve Robinson put them 2-0 up against Torrington before Andy Wenham and Ali Bright confirmed a convincing win, lifting them off the bottom for the first time.

Torrington sensed it was not going to be their day when James Tillier had a penalty saved by Steve Ronald.

The goalkeeper then saved a second penalty from Dean Andrews but Tillier reacted first to force in the rebound.

Hartland 5 Sporting Barum 1: Joe Dakin and Michael Nugent put Hartland two goals clear before Sporting pulled one back through Jon Madge.

On the hour, the visitors had Sam Paddon sent off for a last-man foul on Dakin and Alex Slee converted the penalty.

From then, Hartland dominated, playing some tidy football to record their second 5-1 win over Sporting this season.

Only some excellent goalkeeping kept the visitors in the game but their resistance was ended by Steve Heard. Richard Davey then rounded off the move of the match to score with a thumping header.

Torridgeside 2 Northside Atlantic 1: Jules Dymond and Drew Sullivan scored in a dominant first half for Torridgeside and it would have been more but for some fine saves from Dan Barnes.

It was a different story after the break, however, when Northside camped in the home half and piled on the pressure.

Oli Robinson set up a late goal for Vinny Bott but Torridgeside held out to move up to third in the table.

Equalizers 3 Anchor Chiefs 6: New signing Dieter Reid scored on his debut and Lee Rogers stepped up from the reserves to net a cracking volley for Anchor Chiefs.

They made a fine start when Joe Barker scored the first and Jamie Bushby, flying forward from wing back, made it 2-0 after 14 minutes.

Barker put them 4-1 up by half time and Darren Reeks rounded off a fine win on a sodden Rock Park pitch.

Anchor remain in the promotion mix ahead of the meeting with Woolacombe and Mortehoe on Saturday.

Matt Hawkings, with two goals, and Mathew Mitchell kept Equalizers in with a shout but they are yet to win in 2013.

High Bickington 0 Landkey Town 0: On a difficult pitch, both teams struggled to create chances but, after three defeats in a row, High Bickington were glad to stop the rot. A point was enough to keep Landkey above their opponents in the table.

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