Uncle and nephew strike-partners rattle in the goals against Braunton

CONNOR Nash scored seven goals as Barnstaple FC hammered Braunton Fourths 13-3 in the first round of the North Devon Journal Cup on Saturday.

The young striker’s forward partner and uncle, Tom Nash, banged in five for Barum and Joe Heywood scored once as Barum ran riot at Tews Lane.

There were also five goals for Andy Sanders as Fremington went on the rampage against North Molton Thirds at Frembley. Darren Vaughan scored three (including two penalties) and there was a hat-trick too for Andy King. Matthew Pow scored the other two goals for Fremington in the 13-0 whitewash.

Not to be out-done, Shaun Hastings scored five goals as Anchor Chiefs beat Bradworthy Reserves 6-3. Shayne Voisey was also on target as the Chiefs put a bad run of results behind them to finish off their dogged opponents in a spirited second half display.

Manager Mick Tattersall said a few solid words were all that were needed to fire up his side for the win.

“We battled and played with pride and are back to winning ways,” he said.

“We did well in the first half but did not convert our chances; after a few words were said at half-time, we responded with true spirit.”

Torridgeside Reserves beat Chittlehampton Reserves 1-0 thanks to an own-goal.

AFC Anchor Reserves needed extra-time to beat Hartland Reserves in the same competition. Stephen Heard and Greag Meaker scored for Hartland.

On Sunday, Bratton Fleming Reserves made it through to the next round after beating Northam Lions Thirds 4-2 in a penalty shoot-out. Richard Tucker and Maurice Charley put Bratton 2-0 up before Northam hit back with penalties in the 74th and 84th minutes.

In extra-time, Charley gave Bratton the lead in the 97th minute before the Lions sent the game to penalties when they levelled at 3-3 three minutes later. Luke Roberts missed the first penalty in the shootout but Charley, Andrew Kellaway, Adam Payne and Neil Tweedie all scored and Bratton keeper Wayne Cusack made two outstanding saves to earn his side a second round tie.