Ashmoor still leading the way
ASHMOOR continue to lead the way at the top of the Westward Developments Devon Women's League Premier Division.
Two goals each from Emily Hannaford and Sian Chapman and a single from Jessie Boston saw off visiting Activate, who could only manage one goal in reply from Wendy Wise.
AFC Plympton lie in second place and kept up the pressure with a 3-0 away win over Exmouth Amateurs. Sam Metters added two more to her season's tally and Stacey Gill scored the other.
The biggest threat will probably come from Alphington, whose local derby with Heavitree SC was postponed due to Heavitree's Women's FA Cup commitment.
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Both University sides played their first matches of the season and both drew 1-1.
Uni Plymouth travelled to play Exeter & Tedburn Rangers and collected a point with a goal from Jo Robertson, while a goal from Samantha Burnham gave the home side their first point of the campaign.
Uni Exeter made the shorter journey to Feniton, where Shannon Toogood netted for the hosts. The students replied through a goal claimed by Kathryn Aylward, which had a touch of own goal about it.
IN Division One, the top two met in a north Devon derby 'match of the day'. Bideford went into the game defending a 100 per cent record, but home side, Ilfracombe pipped them by the odd goal in three to leap frog to the top of the table.
A goal from Keeley Coates and an own goal secured the points for Ilfracombe, with Tracey Cross on target for Bideford.
Brixham Villa also overtook Bideford to move into second place on goal difference, following a 4-2 home win against Budleigh Biston Robins. Villa dominated the first half with the wind at their backs and took a commanding three-goal interval lead through Leanne Hunt and a brace from Nikki Caunce.
A positional change by Budleigh, moving influential captain, Chelsea Greasley into midfield, resulted in a more even second half contest. Solid defending, against the elements, from Leanne Robbins and Laura Carpenter kept the visitors at bay, but two strikes from Lucy Richardson started the alarm bells ringing.
Leanne Hunt settled the match with her second goal, enabling the Villa manager, to play all his substitutes, which meant that Lee Hayward kept up her record and took part in her fourth consecutive game of the season.
LFC Sparta have scored five goals in each of their first two games. In the first they conceded six, but at home to Barnstaple they only let in the one, scored by Molly Jones. Goal scorers for Sparta were Sian Brayshaw (2), Katie Campbell, Gabriella Corby and Dani Goodwin.
Plainmoor Ladies won their first game of the season squeezing home 4-3 against Seaton Town. Abigail Meyers scored twice, with Martha Lashbrooke and Tamar Lake getting the others.