North Devon Gazette Football League: Boca Seniors suffer defeat at Bideford

PUBLISHED: 16:12 07 March 2017 | UPDATED: 09:22 08 March 2017

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Heavy rain saw a reduced fixture list across the North Devon Gazette Football League. Here’s this week’s round-up

Boca Seniors suffered a setback in their quest for the North Devon Gazette Premier title.

They were beaten 3-2 by Bideford CAFC at the Sports Ground on Saturday.

With 20 minutes to go the league leaders were 3-0 down.

Elliot Whitecross and Claudio Pinto pulled goals back, but couldn’t complete a comeback.

For now, Boca remain at the top of the table, but chasers Braunton and Ilfracombe Town have games in hand.

Neither of them were in action as heavy rain wiped out the majority of games across the four leagues.

For Bideford, the result takes them up to ninth after North Molton and Fremington dropped points in their respective games.

Fremington were on the end of a 2-0 defeat at home to Torrington.

North Molton and Shebbear were involved in a fiery 2-2 draw.

Molton had been reduced to nine men after Gary Body and Leighton Murray were sent off, in a game that saw 10 players shown cards.

But goals from Jamie Giffard and Luke Turner wiped out Matt Facey’s brace to rescue a point.

In the Senior, Ilfracombe Town Reserves and Sporting Barum both got back to winning ways after their draw last week.

Barum were 6-0 winners at Chivenor, with five of them coming from Damian Green.

Stuart Cameron added the extra.

Ilfracombe travelled to Putford, where their 9-2 win closed the gap between themselves and leaders Braunton Reserves to three points.

Mark Gilfillan scored twice for the Bluebirds, with Joe Alcock, Colin Woodcock, James Dyer, Kye Goodman and Tristan Leech also scoring.

Kilkhampton moved back up to fourth with a 4-2 win at Chittlehampton.

In Intermediate One, Ilfracombe Town Thirds are still a point off the top spot, despite Braunton Thirds not playing.

The Bluebirds were 3-1 winners against Clovelly, with Sean Smith, Ray Squire and Dave Slade scoring.

Braunton earned three points without kicking a ball, after being awarded a walkover win against bottom-of-the-league Lynton and Lynmouth.

Only one game took place in Intermediate Two, where fourth-place Holsworthy Reserves closed the gap on third-place Appledore Lions.

Liam McDonald scored a brace in a 3-1 win.

Tom Gleeson scored for Appledore.

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