The Carlsberg South West Peninsula League Premier Division was reduced to just four fixtures on Saturday, but that was enough for results to affect both the top and the bottom of the table.
Ivybridge Town had the opportunity to move to the top of the pile but their 1-1 draw at fourth place Godolphin Atlantic left them a point adrift of inactive leaders Exmouth Town having played a game more than the Southern Road outfit.
Godolphin had the best of the first half exchanges with Richard Griffin’s lob coming back off of Josh Oak’s crossbar before further chances fell to Josh Harris and Ross Fallens.
The G’s finally opened the scoring on 32 minutes when good work by Griffin saw his shot blocked by Oak, but Phil Lowry followed up to convert the loose ball.
Ivybridge came into the game after the break and Jordan Walton spurned a good chance by shooting into the side-netting. However, he made amends, eight minutes from time when his low drive found the far corner.
The home side were reduced to 10 men, shortly before the final whistle when an altercatiion betwen Jamie Lowry and Chris Maskell ended with the G’s midfielder receiving a straight red card.
Launceston moved up to third place after their 4-0 victory over Liskeard Athletic poured more water on the Blues’ troubles.
Sam Davey scored a hat-trick, including two penalties, for the Clarets with Chris Saunders claiming their fourth, also from the penalty spot, to leave the Blues with just two points from their nine games.
Cullompton Rangers remain bottom of the table, with just one point from their seven starts, after they lost 3-0 at Newquay. Luke Weldhen scored twice before Paul Hampshire’s free kick completed the scoring.
Elburton Villa bounced back from a 7-0 midweek hammering to beat Falmouth Town 2-1 at Haye Road.
Town travelled to Plymouth buoyant after their collecting their first points of the season, with a 4-1 success at Liskeard, but goals from Mike Smith and Aaron Hulme, either side of Lee Jeffery’s effort, saw Villa to victory.