This week’s North Devon Gazete Football League round-up
Fixtures in the North Devon Gazette Football League Premier took a back seat this weekend.
Barnstaple FC played Bradworthy in the only league fixture of the weekend.
Goals from Gary Clarke, Harry Parsons and Mike Sampson helped Bradworthy to a 3-1 win.
Nine Premier teams were involved in the preliminary round of the Throgmorton Devon Premier Cup.
Braunton got themselves into the first round draw with a 4-3 win over Okehampton Argyle.
Two penalties from Ricky Marinaro helped Braunton to a 4-1 lead, with CJ Roberts and Luke Austen also scoring.
Okehampton fought back, but Braunton held on to set up a first round tie with Newton Abbot Spurs.
Shamwickshire Rovers booked a first round tie against Teignmouth after beating Landkey Town 6-0.
James Bateman scored four in the win, with Andrew Allan and Joe Kelly also netting.
Ilfracombe Town were given a walkover win over Shebbear United to set up a first round tie with Topsham Town, who beat Hartland 8-4 on Saturday.
There was disappointment for Park United, who were beaten 5-3 away at Mount Gould.
Torrington were defeated 2-0 at home to Waldon Athletic.
Georgeham’s game with East Allington was postponed.
The second round takes place on Saturday, October 8, with six more Premier teams in the draw.
Braunton Reserves consigned North Devon Gazette Football League Senior leaders Kilkhampton to their first defeat of the season on Saturday.
A Salvador Arlandis double and a Ryan Hawkes effort gave Braunton a 3-0 win over Kilk.
The win takes Braunton within three points of Kilkhampton with a game in hand.
Sporting Barum lie in third after two 2-2 draws over the course of the week.
Barum went to Mill Road to face Pilton Academicals last Wednesday.
They took the lead through a spectacular strike from Liam Hawkins before Luke Holland pulled one back for Pilton from the spot.
Marcus Mahoney gave Sporting the lead again in the second half before Greg Holland equalised with ten minutes remaining.
Mahoney found the net again alongside Luke Thorne in a 2-2 draw with Torridgeside Reserves on Saturday.
Vincent Bott and Courtney Hodorowski netted for T-Side.
Pilton followed up their midweek draw with a 6-1 win over Combe Martin at Mill Road.
Greg Holland got a brace for the home side, as did Nat Gunn from the bench.
Lloyd Harvey-Bryant and Matt Hunt also netted against Combe, who got a goal through Will Matthews.
High Bickington made it four wins out of five on Saturday in a close-fought victory over Shamwickshire Rovers Reserves.
Owen Avery got the game’s only goal for High Bick, with the win taking them up to fifth.
Saturday’s remaining game saw Merton battle to a 4-3 win over Chivenor.
Attentions turn to the Devon Senior Cup this weekend.
Braunton Thirds are six from six in Intermediate One after a 3-1 win over Equalizers,
Tommy Herd scored two in the win, with Dan Goodman also netting.
The biggest win of the weekend went to Ilfracombe, who put 14 past Morwenstow without reply.
Ray Squire scored five goals in the win, with Connor Davey, James Harker and Oscar Brown all getting two each.
A Josh Reynolds brace helped move Bideford CAFC Reserves up to second with a 3-0 win at Torrington. Charlie Webb also netted.
Appledore got back on track at the weekend with a 4-0 win over North Molton Reserves.
Holsworthy Reserves kept up their 100 per cent record in Intermediate Two with a 10-0 win over Park Rangers.
Hat-tricks from Frank Barriball and Jake Cartwright helped the Magpies to a 10-0 away win over Park Rangers.
Northam Lions Reserves, who suffered their first loss of the season to Hartland Reserves on Wednesday, got back to winning ways with a 9-3 win over Bradworthy Reserves.
A Tom Gleeson brace helped Appledore Lions to a 3-2 victory over Hartland on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Putford Reserves got their first win of the season, beating Torridgeside Thirds 2-0.