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


North Molton were the big winners in the North Devon Gazette Premier on Saturday.

They beat bottom-of-the-league Georgeham and Croyde 11-0, with eight different scorers.

Sam Phillips scored a hat-trick and Jamie Giffard got two.

Will Boyles, Nigel Harris, Cory Roach, Joshua Stoneman and substitutes Tim Perry and Paul White all added.

At the top of the table, Ilfracombe Town are five points clear after a 5-1 win at Bradworthy on Sunday.

Simon Townsend scored a hat-trick for the Bluebirds, who added goals through Cassian Blackmore and Josh Phillips.

Gavin Carter scored for Bradworthy, who lost 3-0 to third-place Boca Seniors the previous day.

Adam Copp, Danny Jenkins and Ellot Whitecross scored for Boca.

Shamwickshire Rovers took charge in the race for fourth place with a 2-0 win over Bideford CAFC. Jason McGinley and Will Nicholls scored.

Park, who were defeated 3-2 by Braunton on Wednesday, got back on track on Saturday with a 6-4 win over Landkey Town.

John Downing and Tom Forrester scored two each in the win, with David Brown and Mark Hill also netting.

Adam Perry scored two for Landkey. Danny Hommell and Tom Campbell also scored.

Park followed up with another three points last night, beating Braunton 3-0

Shebbear United picked up their second win from three, beating Hartland 5-4.

Dan Wilson scored a hat-trick for the visitors, who also added through Norman Foster, but goals from Matt Coles, Greg Mitchell, Ben Sharpe, Shaun Sluggett and James Vanstone ensured a Shebbear win.

In the other Saturday game, Fremington beat Barnstaple FC 5-2 at Beechfield Road.


Despite an 8-0 win over Putford on Saturday, Braunton remain six points adrift of Senior Division leaders Ilfracombe.

Combe beat Northam Lions 5-1 last night (Tuesday) at Burrough Farm.

Dan Wright was at the double for Ilfracombe, while Mark Gilfillan, Colin Woodcock and Richard Watkins also netting.

The Bluebirds were 3-1 winners over Torridgeside Reserves on Sunday, with Mark Gilfillan, Brady Sanders and Colin Woodcock scoring.

Torridgeside were in action the day before, drawing 2-2 with Shamwickshire Rovers Reserves.

Rory Paine and George Folland scored for T-Side. Tom Griffin and Ryan West netted for Sham.

Chittlehampton took three points from two games at the weekend, beating Stratton United 2-1, but losing 3-1 to Pilton Academicals on Sunday.

High Bickington beat Chivenor 3-2 for their first win since February, which was a 5-4 win over Chivenor.

Two goals from Carl Parish and one from Chris Hutchings helped High Bick on their way to victory.

Matthew Davies netted twice for Chivenor.

Intermediate One

Torrington Reserves pegged back Ilfracombe Town Thirds in Intermediate One on Saturday.

They beat the Bluebirds 4-2, with a double from Josh White.

Callum Hookway and Jack Kirby also netted.

The Bluebirds bounced back last night with a 10-0 win over Haxton Rangers.

James Harker scored a hat-trick in the win, and there were braces for Ray Squire and Brady Sanders.

Kieren Boulton and David Slade also netted.

Braunton Thirds are still four points clear at the top, drawing 2-2 against Fremington Reserves on Saturday.

Oliver Bennett and Damon Maddock scored for Braunton, while Ross Jones and Jamie Pow netted for Fremmy.

Robin Kearney, Charlie Webb, Charlie White and Matt Fay netted for Appledore Reserves in a 4-2 win over Equalizers.

Steven Isaac and Philip Murrey scored for the home side.

South Molton beat Lynton and Lynmouth 6-2. Nathan Roode scord a hat-trick in the win, Thomas Roode added one and there was a brace for Ryan Isaac.

Barnstaple FC Reserves slipped to a 4-2 defeat at home to Morwenstow Reserves.

Rick Jeffery and Bob O'Hanlon scored for Barnstaple.

Intermediate Two

Bridgerule picked up a 4-3 win over Combe Martin Reserves on Saturday in their penultimate game of their Intermediate Two campaign.

Jason Collins, Brendan Hearn, Todd Peschke and Dean Wickett scored for Bridgerule.

Connor McKechnie, Ryan Offield and Dale Darch netted for Combe Martin.

One other game took place on Saturday, where bottom-of-the-league Park Rangers picked up a 2-2 draw against fifth-place Braunton Fourths.

Matthew Beavan and Nathan Martin scored for Braunton, while Dan Edge and Robbie Moore netted for Park.