New strike duo does the damage for Boca

NEW strike partners Giles Daniel and Tom Marsh scored two each as Boca Seniors went on a first half rampage against Georgeham & Croyde on Saturday.

Ross Maynard scored against his old club and Mark Barrow hit a penalty as the North Devon Gazette Premier Division champions made it 6-0 at the break at the Tarka Tennis Centre.

Although the hosts took their foot off the gas in the second half, there was to be no way back for the Hammers, who have enjoyed more success than most against Boca in recent seasons.

Substitute Scott Sharp made it 7-0 to take his tally for the season to 20 and edge ahead of Marsh in the club’s goal scoring charts.

Boca stay fourth but are just five points off leaders Ilfracombe Town Reserves with two games in hand.

Ilfracombe won 3-1 at Bradworthy, Pete Varley (2) and Ray Squire on target for ‘Combe. Ben Curtis scored the consolation for Bradworthy.

For a ground usually seen by other clubs as somewhat of a “fortress” the Pollyfield Centre has been an unhappy home for Shamwickshire Rovers this season.

Out of seven games at the “Sham Siro” Shammy have won just one, drawn two and lost four, Saturday’s 5-0 defeat by second-placed North Molton the latest humiliation.

Greg Holland put the Stags 1-0 up and a John Lloyd penalty and a goal by James Tapp made it 3-0 at the break.

College student Ed Jenkins, back from Wales for the weekend, made it 4-0 in the second half and Colin Welch rounded of the scoring with Molton’s fifth.

A first point of the season was almost in reach for Combe Martin in a 3-2 home defeat against Bratton Fleming.

The hosts twice took the lead before being pegged back by Joe Gillard and Marcus Mahoney. Damain Green struck the killer blow.

Appledore Reserves continued their good run with a hard-fought 2-1 lead at Dolton. The Fishermen made it four wins from six against a Rangers side unlucky not to come away with a share of the points.

Tom Barton opened the scoring for Appledore on 15 minutes after good work on the left flank by Ben Boswell.

The unfortunate Ollie Braunton deflected a low ball across the box into his own net on 30 minutes but Sam Fishwick restored the lead before the break after more good work on the left, this time by Seth Hodorowski.

Appledore had to rely on goalkeeper Aaron Screech in the second half as Dolton pushed for an equaliser that never came.

In fact, the only bad news for manager Kevin Fishwick was the injury to striker Hodorowski, who is likely to be out for the rest of the season after dislocating his shoulder midway through the half.

Tom White and Elliot Whitecross scored in each half for Braunton in a 2-0 win at home to Shebbear United on Saturday.

Braunton followed what manager Mark Harris described as a “dreadful” performance with a better showing the following day in the Westward Ho! Cup at Morwenstow. Tom Hunnibell made it 1-0 at the break and Simon Townsend, White and Whitecross increased the lead in the second half.

In other results, Putford and Torridgeside shared the points in a 1-1 draw. A Chris Pomeroy free-kick put the hosts in front before Marc Bettiss headed Torrie’s equaliser 10 minutes before the break after a scramble in the goalmouth. Bettiss found the net again a few minutes later but the goal was disallowed for offside.