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


The race to be promoted to the premier division is going right down to the wire.

Landkey Town have already wrapped up the senior division title, but the battle behind them is still rumbling on with just a handful of fixtures left to be completed.

Woolsery have the upper hand on 69 points - three clear of Hartland - but Harltand's superior goal difference means that they could re-take second spot when they hosted Shamwickshire Rovers last night (Tuesday), after the Gazette had gone to print.

If they could win that game against sixth-placed Shamwickshire, the pressure would be firmly on Woolsery to deliver later in the week.

However, they will be confident of securing the point they might need against 14th-placed Northam Lions on Friday evening.

They will be the final games of the season after another exciting weekend of action over the bank holiday.

Last Wednesday, Woolsery put themselves in a great position to claim second place with a devastating 7-0 win over Combe Martin.

Hartland then hit back on Saturday with a 7-0 win of their own at Northam Lions.

Not to be outdone, Woolsery then destroyed South molton in one of the most one-sided matches ever to be played in the North Devon Gazette Football League.

It's been a tough season for South Molton, who will be relegated after finishing bottom of the pile, and Sunday proved to be the most testing day of all.

They were decimated by a rampant Woolsery attack, as the promotion chasers won 16 (sixteen)-nil.

Combe Martin lifted themselves to a 13th-placed finish with a 2-0 victory at home to Chittlehampton in their final game of the season on Saturday.

Champions Landkey brought their near-faultless campaign to an end by dropping points for only the sixth time in 30 outings.

Landkey had to settle for a 3-3 draw at Shamwickshire Rovers Reserves, who are finishing the season strongly and might fancy a promotion punt of their own next term.

Landkey were hoping to get one more win under their belts on Sunday, when they were due to travel to Chittlehampton.

Chittle were unable to raise a team, though, and therefore forfeited the fixture.

That meant three more points on the board for Landkey, who finished on 77 points and are eight clear of their closest challengers.

Chittlehampton finished 10th.

There was not much action in the premier division, where the important results have been settled for some time.

Braunton beat Boca Seniors to the title by four points, with Torridgeside finishing third.

At the other end of the table, Barnstaple AAC finished bottom of the pile and will be joined in the senior division next season by Shebbear United.


Pilton Academicals finished their season with a flourish as two more wins saw them amass 70 points.

Pilton followed a 2-1 win over Anchor Chiefs in midweek with a 7-3 victory away to the same opponents on Saturday.

The victories took them to within seven points of champions Chivenor, with both sides set for a crack at the senior division next season.

At the other end of the table, Torrington Reserves and Northam Lions Reserves - both of whom have suffered with points deductions - are going down.

Haxton Rangers were awarded a walkover win against Morwenstow Reserves, who could not field a side on Saturday.

Barnstaple FC Reserves finished 11th in the table after beating High Bickington 3-1.


With just one more fixture to play, everything is settled in Intermediate Two.

Appledore Academy were runaway league champions, with Landkey Reserves also promoted.

Landkey Reserves finished their season off with a 3-1 win at Hartland Reserves on Sunday.

A day earlier, Hartland got a win of their own to secure fifth place.

They hammered Anchor Chiefs Reserves 9-2 to leave Chiefs 10th in the final standings.