Braunton bounce back in convincing fashion

09:29 30 April 2014

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BRAUNTON bounced back from their midweek disappointment at Boca Seniors to thrash Torridgeside 5-1 on Saturday.

Despite being six points clear at the top of the division and having only lost to one team all season, Braunton still look likely to be pipped to the title by Boca, who now have four games in hand on their rivals.

The gap could be reduced on Tuesday (last night), when Boca travelled to North Molton and Braunton faced a tough test at home to Torrington.

Bradworthy moved up to 11th in the table with one of their most convincing wins of the season at the weekend.

They beat Chittlehampton – still rooted to the bottom of the table with only three points to their name – by five goals to one, with Daniel Furse scoring a hat-trick and Matthew Carter striking twice.

Matthew Jones was sent off for the visitors, whose only goal came from Jordan Hussell.

Shamwickshire Rovers also hit five on Saturday as they dispatched of Dolton 5-2.

Appledore Reserves proved too strong for second-bottom Georgeham and Croyde as they came away with a 3-0 win, while mid-table sides North Molton and Fremington played out a very entertaining 2-2 draw.

Chris Dent scored twice for the home side, with Andy King and Ian Wheatley finding the target for 10-man Fremington.

The run-in continues this weekend with a busy fixture schedule, including Boca Seniors v Shebbear United, Bradworthy v Torridgeside and Dolton v Braunton, while Torridgeside also face Bideford Reserves on Sunday.


LANDKEY Town missed a golden opportunity to apply pressure at the top of the Senior Division as they were beaten 2-1 by Ashwater on Sunday.

Landkey remain 21 points off league leaders Braunton Reserves, but still have five games in hand and could have gone above Park United into second with a win at the weekend.

Both of the top two were without a game this weekend, but Park are back in action this week with a vital double header.

They host North Molton Reserves on Wednesday (tonight) before a crunch meeting with Landkey on Saturday.

Ashwater bounced back well from an 8-0 drubbing at the hands of Barnstaple FC on Saturday, who stay fourth, but closed the gap on the sides above them with the win.

There were hat-tricks for the Nash boys, Tom and Connor, with Ryan Isaac and Marcus Mahoney also netting to round off a miserable day for the inconsistent Ashwater.

South Molton recorded their biggest winning margin of the season, beating Morwenstow Reserves 6-0.

After 25 games, Morwenstow are still without a single point and are in very real danger of ending the season that way as their goal difference creeps towards the -200 mark.

James Campbell was the hero for Molton, scoring four times, while Rupert Smith and Matt Yates also got in on the act.

The win keeps South Molton 12th, having picked up seven points from their last five games.

Combe Martin leapfrogged Torridgeside Reserves on their way out of the bottom two with a 2-1 win over Shamwickshire Rovers Reserves, as Northam Lions hammered Torridgeside 5-1.

Woolsery came out on top in one of the most entertaining contests of the weekend, overcoming Merton 5-3 on Saturday.

There were doubles for Simon Appleby and Robert Crump, and a single from Nick Glover for Woolsery. Merton’s goals came from Luke Ashton, Brendan Harris and an own goal.

Putford also put three points on the board, beating North Molton Reserves by a goal to nil.


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