On a day when they received their championship trophy and medals, Bideford Reserves invited ‘old boy’ Hector Christie back to share in the celebrations with a one-off game at home to North Molton Reserves – and he obliged with their opening goal in a 3-1 win.
Centre half Carl Holliman netted a second and Nathan Bate made it 3-0 before Pugsley scored a late consolation for North Molton..
Chittlehampton maintained their bid to fill the second promotion spot with a comfortable 7-0 local derby win at home to South Molton.
Despite the Chittle domination with goals by Keiron Lishman (3), Jamie Gifford (2) and James Campbell (2) it was a good hearted affair between two closely connected teams, who were happy to party together afterwards.
Lynton and Lynmouth are challenging for third following their 4-2 win at home to Northam Lions with goals by Martin Phillips, Louis Constable, Dave Eastman’s first of the season and a fourth by Tom Mirow to cap his fine performance on the left wing. Ian Keen netted both the Lions’ goals.
Braunton Reserves hit bottom club Torrington for eight without reply.
Lewis Morrell led the way with four goals and others came from a first of the season for centre half Richard Watkins, Matt Hunnibell and two from normal fourth-team player Sebastian Latham.
Woolsery came from behind to beat visiting Shamwickshire Reserves 3-1.
Gary Buck gave Shammy the lead before Woolsery pulled back to 1-1 at the break and pushed ahead in the second period with goals by Nick Glover 92) and Matt Lamont.
Short of players, Shammy called on outfield player Paul Hayes, recently returned from injury, to take over between the sticks.