KIERAN Parkin scored a brace as Brixham beat Bovey Tracey 4-0 on a beautiful evening at Wall Park last night.

The Fishermen were in FA Cup action on Saturday so this was their first game of the season in the Peninsula Premier East.

Goals from Alfie Collings and Jake Chisholm had the hosts in the ascendancy before skipper Parkin added his double to make it a convincing scoreline.

Bovey, who won their first league match 3-1 away at Cullompton on Saturday, had shouts for a penalty waved away in the 19th minute – ex-Brixham man Cal Leech instead booked for simulation.

Moments later the home side netted their first goal of the evening as Collings, a new signing at left-back, struck from out of nowhere and beat Dom Aplin via the inside of the post.

Bovey spurned a great chance to get back on level terms almost immediately when captain Lee Hildreth couldn’t connect with Cieran Bridger’s inch-perfect ball to the far post.

And they would be made to pay for that just before the half-hour mark when Aaron Wellington’s corner wasn’t dealt with by Aplin and was instead nodded in by Chisholm.

The Moorlanders came mightily close again in first half stoppage time when Mitch Thomas’ long-distance rocket cannoned back off the crossbar to Ollie Aplin, whose follow-up was somehow kept out by Grant Fisher.

Parkin netted his first of the night with just over an hour gone when he beat the offside trap and calmly slotted into the bottom right-hand corner.

That was almost instantly followed by an early contender for miss of the season – Ryan Keates somehow scuffing the ball over the bar with the whole net to aim at after Brixham had broken at pace again.

Bovey fell victim to another fantastic stop by home custodian Fisher in injury time, Aplin turning smartly in the area but seeing his shot cannon off the goalkeeper’s outstretched left arm.

And Brixham’s fourth goal came with the very last action of the night when Parkin was left one-on-one with Aplin, lifted the ball over the Bovey No.1 and finished past the retreating defender.

At full-time, Bovey manager Will Small claimed that luck was simply not on his team’s side on the night.

‘From the sidelines, and speaking to neutrals in the crowd, it was definitely not a game worthy of a 4-0 scoreline, I don’t feel,’ said Small.

‘They took their chances and we didn’t take ours. On reflection, we’ve had enough chances there to win the game comfortably.

‘They’ve tucked their chances away nicely – and there was a lot of luck on the first goal – while we’ve been unlucky by hitting the bar and Grant making two worldie saves.

‘But in the second half especially I think we were the ones who were knocking on the door and having all the chances. We just didn’t have any luck tonight, basically.’

Bovey face another tough task on Saturday when they entertain fast-starting Axminster Town (3pm). Brixham, meanwhile, travel to Elmore (3pm).