FC Castlemoat have powered through their latest fixture in Division 1 of the Invest Southwest Taunton Saturday League, thrashing Redgate 10-2 to leap into pole position, writes Matt Whelan.

The league’s leading scorer last season, Ben Evett, notched a hat-trick, and Thiago Alipio Ferreira hit a brace.

There were also single strikes from Luciano Alves De Jesus, Nick Izzard, Adam Smith, Luke Nicklin and Hubert Wejnerowski, as they made it a perfect five from five in all competitions to firmly cement themselves as favourites for the Division 1 title.

Sam Granville and Phil Court netted for Redgate, who have lost three of their four league games.

Westonzoyland could provide good competition for Moat as a 5-0 victory over North Curry was their fourth heavy win in a row.

James Millard bagged two to become the division’s top scorer with nine, and Andrew James struck a double.

Creech Cougars have also had a very good start and a 7-0 hammering of Watchet Town Reserves secured a third win in four league matches. Scott Reynolds led the way with three and Simon Waugh (2) and Kurt Russel (2) completed the scoring.

The bottom two clashed and it was hosts Alcombe Rovers who cruised to victory, winning 6-2 against Stogursey.

Andrew Land (2), Grant Hodgson, Brian Hall, Lee Todd and Mikey Graddon all converted for Alcombe.

In Division 2, it’s last season’s four promoted teams who again occupy the top four places.

Wellington A could take some stopping this season, their 5-1 success at Middlezoy Rovers Athletic maintaining their 100 per cent start.

Jordan Sellick (2), Brad Holmans, Joey Conway and an own goal gave Wellington, who have amassed 27 goals in four league games, another convincing three points.

Wembdon Reserves are up to third after a 3-1 triumph over White Eagles.

Liam Gilbert, Joe Clark and Simon Lukins ensured back-to-back league wins for Wembdon.

Wyvern United trail Wembdon only on goal difference, as a convincing 5-2 success at Bridgwater Grasshoppers got them back to winning ways.

After falling behind early on, Wyvern equalised through a great effort from Lloyd Alley and, not long after, Luke Desave gave them a 2-1 lead after lovely skill from Kane Walsh.

The deadly duo of Josh Carpenter and Matt Whelan on the left side provided three further goals, with the former hitting two lovely strikes to round off his man of the match performance.

Luke Lawrence and Dan Saunders capped off good individual performances with a goal each for Grasshoppers.

Bridgwater Sports are up to fourth and are only one of two unbeaten sides in the division, after a slender 2-1 win at Minehead AFC Reserves.

Sam Saunders and Paul Organ delivered the decisive goals for Sports.

Porlock picked up a second big win on the spin, beating Norton Fitzwarren 6-1 to jump up to sixth place.

Nether Stowey held on to first place in Division 3 after a comfortable 5-0 victory at Galmington Reserves.

Hotshot Tom Andrew added another three to his season’s total; he now has 24 goals in five games.

Staplegrove Spartans ramped up the pressure on Stowey with an astonishing 18-2 battering of Minehead AFC Colts.

Alec Jones (9) and Mike Kearley (7) had an amazing 16-goal partnership in the game, to stroll to a sixth win out of six in all competitions.

North Petherton Reserves’ tight 2-1 success over FC Castlemoat Reserves keeps their 100 per cent league record intact, thanks to Niall Clift and Joe Edgar’s goals.

Cannington are another team yet to taste defeat, as they entertained in a 12-goal feast against Old Inn 98.

Connor Watts (2), Julian Fairfax (2), Jacob Shoemark (2), Aaron Larson, Ronnie Robilliard and Liam Price all helped Cannington to a 9-3 win.

After success in their opening two matches, Exmoor Rangers were brought back down to earth after being thumped 6-0 by Bridgwater Sports Reserves, who now sit fifth.

Porlock Reserves, who hadn’t picked up any points from their first four games, eased to a first win at Bridgwater & Albion Reserves, 6-3.

In the League Knockout Cup second round, top division outfits Galmington and North Petherton progressed to the last eight with wins against Division 2 sides, with the former beating Dulverton Town 4-2 and Petherton thrashing Bridgwater & Albion 7-2.

Middlezoy Rovers Athletic are safely through to the quarters in the Seward Cup after winning 3-1 at Bridgwater Sports Reserves.