This week’s North Devon Gazette Football League round-up


Three points for both Boca Seniors and Braunton kept things tight at the top of the North Devon Gazette Premier.

Boca did so in some style, more than hitting double figures in a 14-1 win over Bideford CAFC at Mill Road.

In what was doubtlessly revenge for a 3-2 defeat at the Sports Ground last month, a double hat-trick from Danny Jenkins paved the way for victory.

Strike partner Elliott Whitecross scored a brace.

There were singles for Ed Jenkins, Carl Holliman, Adam Copp and substitutes Craig Sandle, Jake Crush and Claudio Pinto.

Braunton, who beat Bideford at the Sports Ground last Wednesday, were 3-2 winners against Torrington at Lobb Field on Saturday.

A Ross Maynard penalty and a Luke Austen finish put Braunton 2-0 up before Craig McChonachie pulled one back for the greens.

Ricky Marinaro extended Braunton's lead again before McConachie hit straight back with another goal.

Shamwickshire Rovers and Park United remain neck and next after Saturday's games. Both scored five goals and picked up three points.

Shammy beat Shebbear 5-1 at Pollyfield, with two goals from Nathan Bate.

Joe Kelly, Jason McGinley and Chris Brend also netted for Rovers. Matt Coles scored for Shebbear.

Park United kept a clean sheet with a 5-0 win over Fremington.

Two goals from David Brown and singles from Nick Glover, Mischa Howe and Steve Skinner kept United in fourth place, ahead of Rovers on goal difference.

The other game in the Premier saw Bradworthy rack up a 6-1 win at Georgeham and Croyde.

Four goals from Gavin Carter helped the Horniwinks. Matt Carter and Will Jenkins also netted.


Only four games were played in the North Devon Gazette Senior this weekend.

Rounding off the weekend's action was Northam Lions, who got back to winning ways with a 5-1 win over bottom-of-the-leage Combe Martin.

Lions ended a seven-game winless run stretching back to January 21 thanks to two goals from Kyle Waldron, with Oli Robinson, Lewis Chubb and Cosmo Ayres also netting.

Ilfracombe Town Reserves and Braunton Reserves remain neck and neck at the top of the league for now.

The two sides matched each other, both winning 8-0 on Saturday.

Ilfracombe did so at home against High Bickington.

Mark Gilfilan and Dan Wright both scored hat-tricks for the Bluebirds in the win, with Adrian Rice and Tristan Leech adding extras.

Braunton kept pace with eight goals at Chivenor.

Ben Aitken scored a hat-trick in the win, and Tom Herd netted a brace.

There were also goals for Tim Pike, Johnny Shury and Jacob Mardling.

In the division's other game, Pilton Academicals' trip to Stratton United ended in a 3-1 defeat.

Intermediate One

Braunton Thirds extended their lead at the top of Intermediate One with a 2-1 win over Barnstaple FC Reserves.

Toby and Oliver Bennett got the goals for Braunton. John Baines netted for Barnstaple.

Two wins in three days moved Fremington Reserves up to third.

On Saturday they beat Appledore Reserves 6-1 to go above them.

Phillip Kelly scored a hat-trick in the win, with Mark Sanders, Matt Hunnibell and Archie Christie also netting.

Equalizers take Haxton's place in the Arlington Cup final after Haxton fielded an inelgible player in the win.

Haxton recovered on Saturday with a 7-1 win over Torrington Reserves.

Doubles from Richard Tucker and Robert Scoines helped Haxton on their way. Kevin Baddick, Scott Bryant and Mac Skinner also scored for the visitors.

Will Croxford netted for Torrington.

Lynton and Lynmouth's basement battle with Morwenstow Reserves ended 5-5.

Intermediate Two

Northam Lions Reserves made ground on their charge back to the top of the Intermediate Two table.

They were 3-0 winners over Woolsery on Saturday - their first league game since February 18.

Ross McNicholas, Jon Baker-Churchill and Lee Rogers scored the goals.