Carter scores a hat-trick on his Torpoint return
Torpoint Athletic...5 Launceston...3
ADAM CARTER's much-publicised return to Torpoint added further fuel to the fire as the striker celebrated his debut by claiming a second half hat-trick in this thrilling victory at The Mill.
Carter left Southern League Tiverton just over a week ago, coming on as a second half substitute for Parkway in their 1-0 victory at Bovey, but Torpoint had already put in seven days' notice of approach and the former Mill favourite signed on the dotted line in time for this game.
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The expectancy of the home crowd took a slight knock when Sam Davey gave Launceston a 15th-minute lead, but Torpoint hit back with Lewis Young equalising with his first touch after coming on as a substitute on 34 minutes.
The second half was two minutes old when Carter struck his first and a further three minutes had passed when he made it 3-1.
Dan Pethick pulled a goal back for the Clarets but, with 12 minutes remaining, Danny Brook restored Torpoint's two-goal advantage and the biggest cheer of the night came on 82 minutes when Carter claimed his hat-trick.
Launceston, to their credit, did not give up and pulled a goal back three minutes from time, through former Plymouth Argyle apprentice midfielder Andrew Elcock.
Tavistock...1 Liskeard Ath...1
BOTH these teams went in to action at Langsford Park seeking their first point of the season but it will be Liskeard who will be the more satisfied with the draw after having two men sent off in the final 16 minutes.
After a goalless first half it was Liskeard who took a 58th- minute lead when Tom Hall took Nick Aplin's pass to hit a 35-yard screamer into the top corner of the Lambs' goal.
That was as good as it got for the Blues, who had Lee Blatchford sent off for a tackle on Carlton Farnham with 18 minutes of normal time remaining.
Two minutes later it got worse for the visitors as Ryan Lowton's challenge on Ian Rooke saw him join Blatchford for an early shower as Ryan Honey converted the penalty to make it a point apiece.
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Vospers Oak Villa...1 Callington Town...0
CALLINGTON's 100 per cent record went crashing at Weston Mill as this new-look Oak Villa outfit made it two wins from as many games with this impressive result.
Oak Villa enjoyed the better of the first half exchanges and only good saves from Steve Parker denied Dan Worth and Ross Avery early goals for the home side.
Avery had another great chance on 35 minutes but he volleyed Worth's superb pass over the bar from 15 yards but within three minutes Vospers had made the breakthrough.
Steve Blackburn's cracking drive, from the right-hand angle of the box, crashed back off the inside of the far post. But James Pearse had continued his run and arrived on cue to volley the ball back into the net.
Town could have been level one minute before the interval, but Mike Lucas stared in amazement as Ian Evans somehow deflected his close-range volley over the crossbar.
If Oak Villa had the better of the first half then it was Callington who ruled the roost in the second period with Sam Stevens seeing his 18-yard volley flying just over the bar.
Dennis Mason was causing problems for the home side and one mazy run ended with Evans making another fine save from his close-range effort.
Mason then thundered in a 20- yard free-kick which Evans pushed around the post, before Oak Villa finished the game strongly.
A great run by substitute Jack Collier should have been rewarded with a goal but Jordan Hogan was denied by Parker who then flew across his goal to turn the striker's 18-yard drive around his post.