Sidmouth Town & Honiton Town both win but defeat for Axminster Town - all the SWP League opening day results

PUBLISHED: 17:43 05 September 2020 | UPDATED: 17:43 05 September 2020




There was mixed fortunes for the three East Devon teams in action on the opening day of the new South West Peninsula League Premier East campaign.

Honiton Town and Sidmouth Town both won, but there was a narrow defeat for Axminster Town.

Honiton Town made it three wins in as many meetings with Holsworthy as they defeated the North Devon-based side 2-1 at Mountbatten Park.

The Hippos took a seventh minute lead with Ben Ede drilling home from the penalty spot and they doubled their advantage on the cusp of half-time with a Jack De Winton finish.

The visitors got one back in the second half, but the Hippos closed the game out well to bag opening day success.

There was also a first day win for Sidmouth Town and they also won by the odd goal in three.

Tom Diamond and Lukie White scored the goals for the Manstone Lane men in a 2-1 success over Plymouth Marjon.

Axminster Town were unable to make it a hat-trick of East Devon opening day success as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat at home to Dartmouth.

The most eye-catching day one result was the 15-0 score line by which Torridgeside beat Stoke Gabriel. Much-fancied Elmore won 4-0 at home to Elburton Villa while Cullompton Rangers scored first in their home meeting with Brixham, but shipped three later on to lose 3-1.

The full day one results were:

Axminster 1-2 Dartmouth

Bovey Tracey 1-2 Crediton

Cullompton 1-3 Brixham

Elmore 4-0 Elburton

Honiton 2-1 Holsworthy

Ilfracombe 2-0 Ivybridge

Millbrook 2-1 Newton Spurs

Sidmouth 2-1 Ply Marion

Torridgeside 15-0 Stoke Gabriel

Torrington 3-4 Torpoint

All three East Devon-based teams are in midweek action in the coming next week with Honiton Town first in action when they go to Cullompton Rangers on Tuesday (September 8) and the following night Sidmouth Town travel to Newton Abbot Spurs while Axminster Town are at home to Elmore.

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