A charity football match between the two district councils saw Torridge crowned the winners and hundreds-of-pounds raise for charity.

Players from Torridge District Council and North Devon Council took part in the match on April 27 to raise money for Care for Kids North Devon.

Around 100 fans attended the match at Bideford AFC, which kicked off at 7pm.

Touchline entertainment was provided by The Voice, and there was also a lively bar and some great raffle prizes.

The evening was a great success with £860 being raised for the charity, which helps families with sick children in North Devon.

On the pitch things just didn't go North Devon's way. Team Torridge were too good for their noisy neighbour - strong in defence, fluent in midfield and lethal in attack, running away 3-0 winners on the night.

The home crowd loved every minute of it.

And it seems North Devon aren't going to lie down and admit defeat - a re-match has been pencilled in later this year in Barnstaple when North Devon will be looking for revenge.

Torridge's community engagement officer, James Jarroudi, said: "Obviously I'm delighted that Torridge won this big local derby, but I'd like to thank players from both teams for taking part.

"I would also like to send a big thank you to Bideford AFC for accommodating us, with special thanks to Kevin and Suzie Tyrell."

North Devon Council's Dale Carpenter added: "Congratulations to Torridge on their hard fought and deserved victory, they have a youthful side and were hard to contain in the first half.

"Fortunately, after making a few team positional changes at half-time we were able to compete a lot better in the second half and were unlucky not to get a goal in the end.

"Care for Kids were the real winners at the end of this contest, and its fantastic sum of money that has been raised for this great charity."