Leaders win two in a week

Joseph Bulmer

King leads the charge for Fremington

FREMINGTON’S Andy King scored three in a week as his side picked up six points in wins against Anchor Chiefs and Braunton Fourths.

King was the only scorer in the Wednesday night clash at Vicarage Field and found the net either side of a Tom Webb strike as the leaders took control to win 3-0 at Lobb Field on Saturday.

Second-placed Northside Atlantic played AFC Anchor Reserves for the third successive game on Saturday. The Anchor keeper saved Neil Armstrong’s penalty. but Carl Armstrong netted the rebound. In the second half Matt Horn flicked on for Vinny Bott to make the final score 2-0 to Northside, who now have 16 league wins from 16 games.

Barnstaple FC’s deadly uncle and nephew striker partners Tom and Connor Nash combined with lethal effect to sink Chittlehampton Reserves on Saturday. Tom scored four and Connor grabbed three in an 8-1 win against the Intermediate Two bottom side. Joe Haywood was also on target for the Tews Lane side.

Anchor Chiefs’ Shayne Voisey scored from the spot a minute into the game against Pilton Academicals Reserves at Rock Park. Shaun Hastings applied the vital touch to increase the lead to two after eight minutes. Dean Stanworth pulled one back for the Accies on 35 minutes, but Wayne Jeffery restored the two-goal cushion four minutes later.

Garry Ellis made it 3-2 when he converted a penalty to bring his personal spot kick tally to six from six, while at the other end, Dave Holton saved the game’s third penalty, this time from Hastings. Liam Shaxton turned three Pilton players to slot home the fourth goal for the Chiefs in the last minute of the match.

Sean Alger and Ryan Tape both hit hat-tricks for Hartland Reserves in a 9-0 win against South Molton Reserves. The other goals came courtesy of Paul Parker, Toby Hackford and an own goal. The Images started the match with just nine players and called on 16-year-old Ben Sladden to don the goalkeeping gloves for the first time. Despite conceding nine, the youngster put in a man-of-the-match performance and made some great saves to deny Hartland double figures.

An Ashley Short goal and a 25-yard Mark Davis “screamer” settled the points for Northam Lions Thirds in a 2-1 win at Torridgeside Reserves.