Devon Women's Football League: Stand-in referee is star of the show

Shaldon Villa were home against Torquay United Reserves.

Shaldon Villa were home against Torquay United Reserves. - Credit: Torquay United Women FC

Another valiant effort from Teignmouth was not quite enough as they lost 3-1 at home to Halwill FC in the Western Division of the Devon Women's Football League.

Nikki Lipscombe slotted home a penalty for the Teigns but the more experienced visitors took the points home thanks to two goals from Lauren Avenall and one from Chloe Berry.

Star of the show on the day was stand-in referee Scott Baxter, who took control when there was no official referee.

Shaldon Villa finally got their season under way with a home match against Torquay United Reserves.

Lauren Smith netted twice and Claire Jones once, but it wasn't enough as the visitors scored through Sam Tyler, Abi Scandrett, Harriet Bowring and Hannah Rooney to  win 4-3.

The game between Uni Plymouth and Plainmoor Ladies was postponed.

WESTERN DIVISION

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Shaldon Villa  3-4 Torquay United Reserves, Teignmouth Ladies 1-3 Halwill Ladies, Uni Plymouth P-P Plainmoor Ladies.