Barnstaple AAC have played their final game in the North Devon Gazette Football League.The clubs last game of the season in the Senior division was at Putford on Saturday. The club formed in 1946, and after a long history in the league, which included Devon Cup, Torridge Cup and Westward Ho! Cup triumphs, manager Mark Beades confirmed the club had played their last game, saying they were no longer. Theres been a lack of interest and its been getting harder and harder to fulfil the fixtures. Its been hard work. There were a couple of occasions where we werent able to fulfil the fixture, and weve lost a lot of players over the last 18 months a lot of players. Beades, who has been at the club for the 20 years, and has managed the side for the past two seasons, said the club could no longer recruit like many of their rivals. We have been trying to get other players in, but we just havent been able to get new blood in, he said. If you look at sides like Braunton and Boca, theyve all got that someone who can get young players in, and thats something weve missed. There are so many people who have been involved at the club Alan Stevens, Jez Hill, Mark Thorne and Danny Wriggler theyve all done a lot for the club and there are a lot more. Ammies game at Putford got off to a shaky start, as they went 1-0 down. But two goals from Liam Beer and further contributions from Mark Thorne and Steve Isaac helped them to a 4-2 lead. But they were unable to hang on, with the match finishing 4-4. Eight goals makes it sound like a thriller, but to be honest it was probably one of the worst games of football youre ever likely to see, said Beades. Ammies finish the season in mid-table in ninth place, notching up 13 wins over the course of the campaign.