This week’s North Devon Gazette Football League Round-up

Premier Division

Braunton clinched their second consecutive North Devon Gazette Football League Premier Division title on Sunday.

A 2-1 win over Bradworthy on Saturday and a 5-0 win at Shamwickshire Rovers on Sunday meant the club were presented with the trophy.

Coach Mark Harris was delighted with the triumph.

He said: “The first win on Saturday was shocking; we looked like we thought we had already won after the Torridgeside game last week, but it was a great win on Sunday.

“We lost the first game of the season, but have won 26 in a row since then, scoring 116 goals and only letting in 15.”

Braunton's loss on the first day was to Boca Seniors, who are ending the season with plenty of goals.

After clinching the Torridge Cup on Thursday, Boca beat North Molton 4-3 on Saturday and Bradworthy 5-1 on Sunday.

North Molton's goals against Boca on Saturday came from Sam Phillips, who scored a hat-trick.

Another Sam Phillips was on form for Barnstaple FC, who scored all five of Barnstaple's goals against Shebbear, in their 5-2 win.

Senior Division

Hartland faced bottom-of-the-league Lynton, putting nine goals past them to draw level on points with Braunton Reserves.

Braunton opened up the gap again on Monday with a 5-4 win away at Combe Martin.

Pilton Academicals climbed into fourth spot in the senior table and kept the heat on promotion-chasing Georgeham and Croyde with two wins at the weekend.

The Accies had striker Matt Hunt to thank in a 3-2 win at home to Merton and a 1-0 win at Lynton.

Hunt came off the bench to score two on Saturday after Alex Boreham had fired the hosts ahead in the first half.

Twenty-four hours later, Hunt took his season tally to 24 with a well-placed header against a dogged Lynton side at Holman Park.

Intermediate One

Sporting Barum put six past Appledore to get one hand on the trophy.

Goals came from Lee Eate, Jed Harper-Penman, Richard Nott, Ryan Turner, Stuart Cameron and Kyle Spear.

Barum now only need a maximum of four more points to seal the title after Braunton Thirds finished their season with a 3-1 win over Haxton Rangers, with Levi Winman (2) and Steve Burley scoring.

Ilfracombe Town Reserves secured a top three finish with an 11-0 win over bottom-of-the-league Equalizers.

Mark Gilfillan scored six goals to take his season tally to 24.

Tristan Leech scored a hat-trick, while Adam Bryant and Kye Goodman also scored.

Intermediate Two

Hat-tricks from Tom Gleeson and Liam Astbury put Appledore Lions well on the way to a 9-2 win over Hartland Reserves.

Michael Jones scored two for the Lions, with Ali Bright and Richard Davey also netting.

Braunton Fourths rounded off their season with a 7-0 win over struggling Putford Reserves.

Bideford CAFC Reserves fielded nine players under 17 away at Combe Martin on Sunday.

Charlie Webb scored a hat-trick in the 3-0 win.