Ilfracombe Town came back from a two-goal deficit to lift the Combe Martin Cup on Saturday.

The Bluebirds were 3-2 winners over Shamwickshire Rovers Reserves at Hollands Park, with Mark Gilfillan scoring the crucial goal in the second half of extra time.

Much like their third team’s 4-3 comeback win last weekend, they had to do it the hard way.

Shammy would have been pinching themselves at half-time, when two headers from Tom Barton had given them a 2-0 lead.

The first one was a glancing header after 12 minutes, the second coming on the cusp of half-time.

Ilfracombe pulled a goal back just after the hour, when Tristan Leech scored from close range amid a goalmouth scramble.

Then with 15 minutes of the 90 left, Combe Martin boy Adi Rice cut inside from the left flank before bending a right-footed shot into the far corner.

With the match rolling into extra time, it was Gilfillan who completed the comeback two minutes into the second period.

The striker headed home for his 45th goal of the season, and with it the trophy.

Manager Adam Bryant said: “It was a hell of a fight. I don’t feel we played our best ever, but have to rise to the occasion in a cup final.

“At half-time I just said how much do you want it, and were we prepared to let the game go.”

The two teams will meet each other again this weekend in the North Devon Gazette Senior, with Ilfracombe looking to preserve an unbeaten season on the way to the title.