PICTURE GALLERY: Boca take giant step towards title with win over Braunton

PUBLISHED: 09:47 24 April 2014 | UPDATED: 09:52 24 April 2014

Action from Boca Seniors' crucial win over Braunton

Action from Boca Seniors' crucial win over Braunton

Archant

Boca Seniors 2-1 Braunton

IT was billed as a title decider by many, as the top two sides in the North Devon Gazette Football League clashed at Tarka Tennis Centre on Wednesday night.

And it was Boca Seniors who took a giant leap towards regaining the title with a 2-1 win over Braunton.

Both sides looked below their usual standard in a turgid first half, with very little goalmouth action at either end to get the 200-strong crowd excited.

Boca’s Scott Sharp had one of the best chances of the half, but couldn’t get enough power behind his header.

Both sides pushed on in a well contested second half, and it was Boca who got their noses in front when Sharp finished coolly with his left foot.

Sharp doubled his tally on the hour, this time bolting through on goal before dinking the ball over the onrushing goalkeeper and into the net.

But Braunton refused to roll over, and scored 10 minutes later after their best spell of pressure in the match.

Braunton had started to put more balls into the box, and after a scramble the ball was eventually turned in to make it 2-1.

A number of hard challenges started to fly in, and the game was stopped for a number of minutes when a Boca player came off worse after a blood-curdling clash of heads.

But Boca held on to claim the points and make the job of winning the league that bit easier.

Braunton are still top by three points in the premier division, but Boca – still yet to lose a single league game this season – have three games in hand.

Braunton can extend their advantage at the top on Saturday, but face a difficult test at Torridgeside. Boca do not play until Tuesday.

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 11:38

Barnstaple side says player commitment is to blame.

Read more
Saturday, July 22, 2017

The Robins overcame a Bluebirds U23 side at the Sports Ground on Saturday

Read more
Friday, July 21, 2017

Club gets refurbished changing facilities in time for the new football season

Read more
Friday, July 21, 2017

North Devon angling scene with Tony Gussin

Read more
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The League Two Mariners ran out 4-0 winners at the Sports Ground on Tuesday evening.

Read more
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Instow side lost by 92 runs in their Devon Premier match on Saturday

Read more
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Winning run ends at 10 games after four-wicket defeat in A Division

Read more
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Bideford kept themselves at the top of the B Division, but Filleigh dropped back into the bottom three on Saturday

Read more
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Braunton were unable to get a second straight win in C East, but Barnstaple and Pilton extended their lead at the top of the D East.

Read more
Monday, July 17, 2017

The Instow side were defeated by Torquay in the semi-final for the second consecutive year.

Read more

Most Read Sport

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 14°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications