It was all change again at the top of the North Devon Premier Division table at the weekend following big wins for Park United and Braunton, and defeat for last week’s leaders North Molton.
Mischa Howe scored twice as Park United went to the top of the pack with a 6-1 win at Bradworthy.
David Brown, Tom Forrester, Ricky Marinaro and Stephen Skinner also scored for Park, who are now a point ahead of second-placed Braunton with two games in hand.
Gary Clarke scored the consolation goal for Bradworthy, who were also on the end of a 3-0 defeat at Shamwickshire Rovers on Sunday.
Braunton gave their own title credentials a huge boost with a big 4-2 win at North Molton.
Jordan Evans and Tavis Fairlie scored two each for Braunton, while Lewis Setherton and Joe Southcott were on target for the Stags, who slipped from first to third following the result.
Fremington stay fourth with a 7-0 win at Barnstaple FC and Shamwickshire Rovers moved up to fifth with an 11-0 win against Bideford CAFC – their first of two wins at the weekend.
Danny Jenkins scored a hat-trick and Tom Marsh also scored as Boca Seniors beat Ilfracombe Town Reserves 4-2.
Boca were back in action again on Sunday, beating Torrington 3-1 in the quarter-final of the Torridge Cup.
Boca will play Shamwickshire in the first semi-final at Barnstaple’s Mill Road on Thursday, March 29.
Braunton will play Ilfracombe Town in the second semi-final on Thursday, April 5, also at Mill Road. Both games will kick-off at 7.30pm.
In the other premier game played at the weekend, Nathan Delaune scored both goals in Torrington’s 2-0 against Landkey Town. Referee Scott Hill was kept busy – he issued five yellow cards to Landkey players.
Matthew Fay scored both goals for Appledore Reserves in the weekend’s big Senior Division clash at leaders Chittlehampton.
Ryan Elston scored for Chittle’, who slipped to third following what was only their third defeat of the season.
The new leaders are Braunton Reserves, who picked up six points at the weekend, starting with a 4-0 against Shamwickshire Rovers Reserves on Saturday.
Adrian Ashton (2), Ryan Hawkes and Max Welland scored for Braunton, while Callum Ford scored of Shammy.
On Sunday, Liam Alexander, Ryan Hawkes, Jonathon Shury and Lewis Lowe all scored in Braunton’s 4-1 win against Kilkhampton. Ryan Thomas scored for the Cornishmen.
Pilton Academicals also picked up six points at the weekend. Billy Wood and Luke Arkless both hit hat-tricks in a no-nonsense 10-1 win at bottom-of-the-league High Bickington on Saturday. Lloyd Harvey-Bryant, Stephen Robinson and Kevin Shaddick also found the net for the Accies.
Shaddick was also among the scorers in Sunday’s 3-0 win at Merton. Arkless and Ben Paul also came up with the goods as Pilton reignited their promotion hopes.
Ray Squire scored four and there was a hat-trick for Ralph Chesworth as Ilfracombe Town Thirds beat Georgeham & Croyde 10-0. James Harker (2) and Joe Williams also scored for the Bluebirds.
In other senior results, Fremington Reserves beat Chivenor 6-0, Stratton United beat Merton 2-1 and Northam Lions beat Combe Martin 1-0.
Holsworthy Reserves moved up the Intermediate One table with two wins this week.
Thomas Ellacott, Joel Greening, Dragos Placinta and Olti Arriku found the net in a 4-3 Wednesday night win at home to Torrington Reserves. Billy Tubbs (2) and Josh White scored for Torrie.
On Saturday, Holsworthy were awarded the points as Haxton Rangers were unable to raise a side.
Oliver Cheek scored two and there were singles for Adam Jerrett and Robert Thatcher as South Molton beat Barnstaple FC Reserves 4-3 at Old Alswear Road. Richard Eaton, Ryan Goss and Callum Josselyn scored for the visitors.
Luke Holland headed a winner four minutes from time as Equalizers beat Torrington Reserves 4-3 at the Tarka Tennis Centre. Sean Gammon, Philip Murrey and Ben Rigler also scored for Equalizers, while Luke Avery, Liam Sayer and Tom Davey scored for Torrie.
In Intermediate Two, Bideford CAFC Spurs maintained their 100 per cent record with a 10-3 win at Combe Martin Reserves.
Leaders Appledore Thirds beat bottom club Ashwater 4-0 and Jack Magarotto (2), Arlo Reddick and Allistair Ward all scored in Torridgeside Thirds’ 4-0 win at Bradworthy Reserves.
Shane Dilling scored for Shebbear United Reserves and Toby Maxwell scored for Eastside in a 1-1 draw.
Brendan Harris scored the only goal in Shebbear’s 1-0 win against Braunton Fourths on Sunday and Connor Edworthy (2), Owen Holloway and Jake Weeks found the net for Bradworthy Reserves in a 4-1 win at Eastside FC. Jasper Locke scored for Eastside.