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


Two wins in two days took Braunton back to the top of the North Devon Gazette Premier at the weekend.

A 3-1 win at Bradworthy on Sunday moved them up to the summit.

On Saturday, they were 7-2 winners at home to Shebbear United.

Braunton went 2-0 up before goals from Matt Facey and Matt Coles pulled the visitors back.

The home side eventually raced away though.

Jordan Evans scored two in the win, with Russell Harrison, Ross Maynard, Luke Austen, Scott Maynard and Dan Roberts also netting.

Ilfracombe Town, who have two games in hand on the leaders, picked up another key win in their quest for South West Peninsula League football with a 3-0 win over Boca Seniors.

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Will Berry opened the scoring, picking up a loose ball on the edge of the 18-yard box to slot home.

Cassian Blackmore's breakaway finish in the second half gave the Bluebirds breathing space before Berry rounded off the win.

The match ended on a sour note, with Craig Sandle and Claudio Pinto both sent off for Boca.

The result meant Park United and Shamwickshire Rovers closed the gap on the top three, with both picking up three points on Saturday.

Park were 4-1 winners at North Molton.

A Steve Skinner brace helped the visitors, with Chris Brown and John Downing also finding the net.

Shammy kept in touch with a 5-2 win at Hartland.

James Bateman scored twice for the visitors, with Nathan Bate and Joe Kelly also netting.

There was also a goal for Harry Logie, scoring his first goal in four years with a well-struck effort.

Bradworthy were also 5-2 winners, with Fremington their victims.

Mike Sampson was at the double for Horniwinks, who added goals through Matt Carter, Gary Clarke and Jack Walter.

Bideford CAFC moved up to eighth with a 4-0 win over Georgeham and Croyde.

Georgeham slip to the foot of the table after Barnstaple FC picked up a valuable three points in a 2-1 win over Landkey Town.


The North Devon Gazette Seniors' two unbeaten teams both racked up big wins on Saturday.

Ilfracombe Town Reserves kept a three-point gap at the top of the table with an 11-2 win over Stratton United at Marlborough Park.

Mark Gilfillan scored five for the Bluebirds to take his goal tally to 40 for the season.

Dan Wright scored two in the win, with Nick Coupland, James Dyer, Mark Lancey and Jamie Prideaux also netting.

Meanwhile, Damian Green steered Sporting Barum to a 9-2 win over Putford.

Green scored seven times in the win at Tarka Tennis.

Stuart Cameron and Ryan Chapple also netted for Barum. Arran Brooks and Maurice Knuckey scored for the visitors.

There must have been a sense of déjà vu at Lobb Field, where Braunton Reserves beat Chivenor 8-0 a week after doing exactly the same in the reverse fixture.

Torridgeside Reserves remain in fourth after a 3-1 win over Pilton Academicals.

Two goals from Harry Stevens helped T-Side, with Vincent Bott also scoring.

David Coggin netted for Pilton.

Shamwickshire Rovers Reserves are hot on the heels of Torridgeside after a 4-2 derby win over Northam Lions.

A double from Ryan West and strikes from Tom Griffin and Tom Barton gave Shammy victory. Oli Robinson scored a brace for Lions.

Merton beat High Bickington 6-1 in the Senior's other game.

Intermediate One

Braunton Thirds stretched their lead at the top of Intermediate One with a 4-0 win at North Molton Reserves.

Toby Bennett struck twice for the visitors, with Dan Goodman and substitute Kieran Evans also netting.

Ilfracombe Town Thirds are now nine points behind Braunton, albeit with two games in hand, after a 3-3 draw at Fremington Reserves.

James Harker, David Slade and Ollie Coles scored for the Bluebirds, while Simon Larcombe and a brace from Archie Christie kept them on terms.

Haxton Rangers were 3-0 winners over South Molton, and Bideford CAFC Reserves beat Morwenstow Reserves 3-2.

Intermediate Two

Northam Lions returned to the top of Intermediate Two on Saturday.

The Lions were 4-0 winners over Shebbear United Reserves.

Goals were shared between Michael Skeete, Courtney Kelly, Ross McNicholas and Malcolm Stewart.

Holsworthy Reserves are now a point off third place after a 3-1 win over Hartland Reserves.

At the foot of the table, Torridgeside Reserves picked up a 1-0 win over Park Rangers.