South Devon division six

Chagford Reserves 1

Dittisham United 1

DESPITE the blustery, showery conditions, both sides succeeded in serving up some decent football which was only spoilt by their final passes going astray.

Chagford pressed forward very early on and Mortimore just failed to put a finishing touch to Jon Philpott's cross. Two fine early corners, from Ralph, deserved better finishes.

United worked their way back into the match and were rewarded, in the 15th minute, as their centre-forward was tripped chasing a fine through ball. Will Littlewood put away the resultant penalty despite Geering getting a hand to the ball.

Whatley probably had the best home chance as he met another Ralph corner-kick but his header was well blocked, then cleared.

For the next 40 minutes or so, Chagford tried to fight back with some excellent play that was all too often spoilt by a lack of composure at a crucial time.

Dittisham were held to the occasional breaks that were well contained by a strong defence and gradually resorted to more and more long balls into the wind.

Possibly the best move of the match resulted in the hosts' equaliser. The ball was won at the back, played through midfield and neatly placed, by Woof, ahead of Jon Scarry.

The youngster's shot across goal was nestling in the net before United's goalkeeper could react.

The remaining 25 minutes were evenly fought, with neither side really threatening the other's goal but both being pleased to get in from the worsening weather.

l IN the Divisional Cup semi-finals draw for the WBW Solicitors South Devon Football League Chagford first team are away to Brixham United in the George Belli Cup.