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


Boca Seniors well and truly put bottom-of-the-league Georgeham and Croyde to the sword in the North Devon Gazette Premier on Saturday.

Danny Jenkins almost reached double figures himself, netting nine times in an 18-2 win.

There were hat-tricks for Ryan Crompton and Ross Middleton – back in the fold after his spell at Barnstaple Town.

Elliot Whitecross scored two, and Mark Turner got one.

Aaron Cagni scored twice for the home side.

Boca have a game in hand on Braunton, who took three points from two games over the weekend.

They beat Barnstaple FC 8-1 on Saturday, before losing 4-2 at Hartland on Sunday afternoon.

Saturday’s win saw Tommy Herd come off the bench and score three goals, adding to two from CJ Roberts and singles from Dave Mason and Tom Wheatley.

Hartland’s win on Sunday came courtesy of goals from Keith Cornish, Paul Dart, Thomas Davey and Dan Wilson.

Goalkeeper Tyler Yarde equalised for Park United against league leaders Ilfracombe to ensure points were shared.

Yarde’s clearance was fluffed by Rob Holmes before bouncing into the net, cancelling out Cassian Blackmore’s finish.

Shamwickshire Rovers put up an emphatic 12-0 win over Bradworthy to take charge in the race for fourth.

Billy Mullen scored one penalty from three for his first of the season.

Nathan Bate scored four and Jason McGinley (2), with Jack Gatting, James Bateman, Ross Glover, Harry Logie and Sam Bissett also on target.

They followed up on that win with a 4-1 win over Bideford CAFC last night (Tuesday).

Fremington played their final game of the season on Saturday, going down 4-3 at Shebbear.

Andy King, Ryan Sanders and Henry Stevenson scored for Fremmy, but goals from James Vanstone (2), Matt Coles and Shaun Sluggett helped Shebbear to their third win in four games.

Park United v Ilfracombe Town. Picture: Matt SmartPark United v Ilfracombe Town. Picture: Matt Smart

Saturday’s other game saw North Molton beat Torrington 5-2.

Sam Phillips (2), Jamie Giffard, Ryan Turner and Ross Williams scored for Molton, while Lewis Hookway and Shain Romero netted for the Greens.


Ilfracombe Town Reserves and Sporting Barum are both still unbeaten in the Senior, after drawing 2-2 on Saturday.

Mark Gilfillan and Dan Wright scored for the Bluebirds, while Jed Harper-Penman and Kyle Spear netted for Barum.

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Braunton Reserves sit in-between the two sides. They beat High Bickington 3-1 on Saturday thanks to goals from Timmy Pike, Stan Whittaker and Jacob Marling. Owen Avey netted for High Bick.

Last night Braunton beat Torridgeside 4-1, with Sam Box scoring a brace. Tommy Herd and Ben Aitken also scored, while Ian Cockwill scored for T-Side.

Torridgeside’s game on Saturday saw them win 3-1 at Kilkhampton. Curtis Pyke (2) and Cockwill netted.

Pilton Academicals were the big winners on Saturday, beating Stratton United 9-1.

Ben Paul scored a hat-trick in the win, with Matt Hunt scoring a brace.

Liam Beer, Lloyd Harvey-Bryant, James Maynard and Quyen Tran also found the net.

Saturday’s other game saw Putford beat Northam Lions 2-0.

Intermediate One

Braunton were 7-0 winners over Torrington on Saturday to extend their gap at the top to four points.

Toby Bennett scored a hat-trick, and there were goals for Oliver Bennett, Stephen Filsell, Damon Maddock and substitute Kieran Evans.

Fremington Reserves moved clear in third with a 6-0 win over South Molton, who were forced to send their goalkeeper to hospital with the score at 2-0.

Archie Christie (2), Mark Sanders, Ross Jones, Jamie Pow and Phil Kelly scored for Fremmy.

Appledore Reserves were 3-1 winners over Bideford CAFC Reserves. Ashton Donovan (2) and Charlie Webb scored for Appledore, with Joe Comerford netting for Bideford.

Intermediate Two

Appledore Lions returned to third place in Intermediate Two with a 7-1 win over Bradworthy Reserves.

Mark Hallett scored a hat-trick for Lions. Liam Astbury, Kyle England, Tom Gleeson and Steve Pitts also scored.

Bradworthy recovered from the defeat on Sunday with a 3-3 draw against Braunton Fourths.

Fourths beat Combe Martin 6-2 on Saturday to edge closer to the top four.

Shebbear United Reserves beat Hartland Reserves 4-2 to move into sixth. Adrian Wood and Ben Sharpe scored two each.