North Devon Football League: Braunton are early table toppers in Premier

PUBLISHED: 14:34 29 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:34 29 August 2017




This week’s North Devon Football League round-up


Braunton are the early table toppers after the second weekend of the season.

They’re three from three after beating Torrington – who had maximum points themselves going into the game – 2-1.

Russell Harrison and CJ Roberts got the goals for Braunton, while Shain Romero came off the bench to score for the Greens.

Torrie were heading into the Braunton game on the back of a 2-1 victory over Boca Seniors, who got back on track on Saturday with a storming 10-0 win over Bideford CAFC.

The goals were shared around, with Tom Marsh, Craig Sandle and substitute Danny Jenkins all netting braces.

Adam Copp, Claudio Pinto and subs Carl Holliman and Scott Sharp also found the net.

There was also a big win for Torridgeside Reserves, who have two wins from their first two games in the Premier after a 7-0 win over Barnstaple FC.

Harry Taffs scored four goals in the win, with Harrison Dart, Tom Hampton and Jethro Kimber also netting.

Joining Boca goalkeeper Jake Cox and Torridgeside’s Adam Williams with a clean sheet was Tyler Yarde, who kept Shebbear United out during Park United’s 5-0 win at Sandymere.

Dave Brown, Mischa Howe, Tom Summers, Ricky Marinaro and substitute Marc Austin scored for Park, who have won both their games since an opening day defeat to Fremington.

Fremmy play North Molton tonight, as another full programme of Premier fixtures takes place.

North Molton, who pushed Boca til the end on the opening weekend, came away from Saturday’s visit to Shamwickshire Rovers with all three points.

The game was poised at 2-2 before Joe Southcott got a last minute winner for the Stags.

Jamie Giffard had scored from the spot for Molton with Sam Phillips scoring their second.

Jason McGinley and James Bateman netted for Shammy.

The early kick-off on Saturday saw Bradworthy and Landkey Town draw 1-1. Gavin Carter scored for the Horniwinks, who had Matt Carter sent off. Kyle Spear scored for the visitors.


Pilton Academicals were the big winners on Saturday.

They travelled to Parkham to face Putford and came away 7-1 winners.

There were two goals each for Luke Arkless, Ben Paul and Kevin Shaddick in the win, and there was also an own goal.

Putford, who are still looking for their second win following an opening day victory over Braunton Reserves, scored through Will Jeremy.

Northam Lions were also big winners on Saturday, beating Combe Martin 6-2 at Hollands Park.

Paul Gumbley scored a hat-trick for Lions to make it five goals in two games. Kyle Waldron, Declan Holmes, and Craig Russell also netted.

There were also goals at Beechfield Road, where Fremington Reserves hosted Shamwickshire Rovers Reserves.

Sham were quick out of the blocks, racing into a 3-0 lead inside 15 minutes.The home side clawed their way back to 3-2 before half-time thanks to Max Holding and Andy King.

Shammy extended their lead with 20 minutes remaining before Sam Phillips pulled one back for Frem 10 minutes later.

Sam Barton (2), Ryan West and Charlie Harding were the scorers for Sham.

Merton and Georgeham and Croyde shared points after playing out a 1-1 draw.

Shaun Hambley scored for the home side, while William Haynes netted for the visitors.

Ilfracombe Town thirds made the long journey to Stratton United, and came away without any points after losing 3-2. James Harker and Ray Squire, scoring with a long-range lob, netted for the Bluebirds.

Intermediate One

Only two unbeaten teams remain in Intermediate One after the second weekend of fixtures.

One of them are leaders Bideford CAFC Reserves, who inflicted a first loss of the season on Haxton Rangers, beating them 3-0.

Torrington Reserves also have six points from a possible six after beating Holsworthy Reserves 5-3.

A Luke Avery hat-trick helped Torrie on their way, with James Tillier and Josh White also scoring.

Bradley Birch, Joel Greening and Dragos Placinta scored for the Magpies.

South Molton got their first win of the season, beating Hartland Clovelly Reserves 5-0.

James O’Connor (2), Rob Reed, Nathan Roode and James Wilson netted for Molton.

Elsewhere, Bridgerule were 7-3 winners over Braunton Thirds, Northam Lions Reserves were 3-1 winners at home to Lynton and Lynmouth, and Appledore Lions and Barnstaple FC Reserves drew 1-1.

Intermediate Two

Woolsery are three from three in Intermediate Two following a 3-1 win at Woolacombe on Saturday.

They top the pile ahead of Bideford CAFC Spurs, who lost their first game of the season at Georgeham and Croyde Reserves.

Shebbear United Reserves were 3-1 winners over Bridgerule Reserves.

Eastside, playing in their first match in the North Devon Football League, beat Torridgeside Thirds 6-4 in a 10-goal thirller.

Hartland Clovelly Thirds picked up their first win of the season, beating Bradworthy Reserves 1-0.

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