Langabeer nets late winner for Thorverton against Amateurs
THORVERTON manager Wayne Radford finally had something to smile about after his team left it late to beat fellow Premier Division strugglers Exmouth Amateurs 3-2.
The Thors had been cruising at 2-0 with goals from Ben Bristowe and Lee Riggs but switched off and it was 2-2 at the break.
Five minutes from time, Adam Langabeer pounced for the winner.
Radford's men face a much sterner test at Raddon Road this weekend as Newtown make the trip.
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Willand Rovers lost at Topsham Town 2-0 as they lacked a cutting edge. They face a big challenge at Heavitree Social United on Saturday, who go into the game after a 3-0 win at the University.
Morchard Bishop were without a game on Saturday but will feel they can get the better of Seaton Town this weekend.
The East Devon outfit are far from the force which finished runners-up last season, and they lost 5-0 against league leaders Hatherleigh last weekend.
Elsewhere, St Martins carry the flag for the league into the quarter-finals of the Graddon Vending Devon Premier Cup after thumping Loddiswell of the South Devon League 7-0.
Feniton regained second place in the Premier Division with a 5-1 win against Clyst Valley while Beer Albion and Budleigh Salterton grabbed a point each from a 2-2 draw.
Witheridge underlined their promotion credentials from Division One with a 5-0 victory at Alphington. A Ryan Greenwood treble and a double from Jason Manley saw off for their hosts.
Sidbury United edged their derby clash at East Budleigh 2-1, but they remain four points adrift of leaders Chard Town, who were 4-1 winners at Heavitree Social United. Richard Phillips was the Heavies' scorer.
Bow AAC also won 4-1 at Cullompton Rangers, with Kieran Stone (2), Will Hawking and Gavin Coles on target. Ryan Clark bagged Rangers' only goal.
The University won 3-0 at struggling Culm United, with Dan Conant, Callum Miller and Nick Somers sharing the goals.
Bickleigh took the chance to close up on inactive Division Two leaders Elmore with a 3-0 victory over Topsham Town. Bradley Newberry, Drew Laskey and new signing Adam Pengelly scored.
Beacon Knights went third after they routed a weakened Clyst Valley 9-1 with on-fire Chris Down bagging five. Tim Leveridge, Jack Greenslade, Matt Board and Ashley May also netted.
Dawlish United drew 4-4 at Exeter Civil Service, with Ben Smith claiming a hat-trick. Simon Coleman also scored for Dawlish.
Colaton Raleigh lost vital ground on the leaders when they were beaten 6-3 at Halwill.
Crediton United moved to within a point of Division Three leaders Newton St Cyres after winning 3-1 at South Zeal 3-1.
Ottery St Mary maintained their climb up the table with a 4-1 win at Sandford. Pat Dawes and Matt Clothier-Smith both scored twice for the Otters.
Heavitree Social United replaced Axminster Town as Division Four leaders after edging their rivals 2-1. James Mills and Callum Roberts scored for Heavitree, whose Steve Bird had a great match.
The University won 3-0 against the Lord's XI, with Ben Yates (2) and Connor Hamill scoring.
Seaton Town keeper Dave Perham had another outstanding match but his side lost 3-1 against Chulmleigh. Seth Wakley was the Seaton scorer.
Countess Wear Dynamoes held on to third place in Division Five with a 2-1 win at Topsham. Tariq El-Zahri scored twice for Dynamoes.
Sampford Peverell were more than unhappy to lose 4-3 to second-placed Hatherleigh Town after feeling they dominated the match. Kris Roper, Jack Bridgman and Henry Clark scored for Sampford.
Amory Park Rangers regained top spot in Division Six following their 2-0 win at Morchard Bishop, who failed to take one chance from the several they created.
David Gwyther notched a hat-trick for Topsham Town in a 4-2 win at Chagford, whose Dan Elphick netted both goals. Matt Brown scored the other Topsham goal.
Starcross Generals are into second place in Division Seven after their 5-2 win against Cheriton Fitzpaine. Byron Parkhouse (3) and Adam Whitty (2) scored for the Generals.
Ottery St Mary and Otterton drew 2-2 in a lively game where the home side had both club secretary Richard Rogers and his son Callum red-carded, and neither was on the field at the time. Ottery also had a player dismissed. Joe Broadbent scored both Ottery goals and they led 2-1 until the last minute when visiting Otterton scored from a penalty that was taken twice.
Sidbury United are Division Eight leaders once again after their 6-0 thumping of Sandford and Alphington went second after their 6-4 success at Folly Gate.