This week’s North Devon Gazette Football League Roundup

Premier Division

Boca Seniors will finish the season in third after they defeated Torrington.

It was a comprehensive win for Boca, running out 5-0 winners with goals shared by Phillip Kelly, Lewis Ovey, Steve Reed, Craig Sandle and William Tucker.

Boca finish their season tonight against second-place Torridgeside.

At the other end of the table, Fremington were able to end their season on a high after picking up a 3-2 win over seventh-placed Lankey Town.

North Molton and Shamwickshire Rovers shared the points in their match on Saturday, with the game finishing 2-2.

Sam Phillips scored two for North Molton, while Dean Moran got both the goals for Shammy.

Bradworthy got back to winning ways against Barnstaple FC with a 3-1 win.

It was Bradworthy’s first win in six, not including the walkover victory over Appledore Reserves on April 24.

Senior Division

Hartland suffered their first defeat of their league campaign, losing 6-1 to Georgeham and Croyde.

They recovered the next day by beating Chittlehampton 3-0.

Hartland now need four points from their remaining three games to secure the Senior title.

Pilton Academicals got their fifth win in a row on Saturday with a derby win over Barnstaple AAC.

Queyen Tran and Natt Gunn scored two each for the Accies, with Matt Hunt and Matt Dellar also on target. Liam Beer scored the goals for Barnstaple.

At the other end of the table, North Molton picked up a good win over Shamwickshire Rovers Reserves.

Chris Nicol scored twice for the Stags to give them three points, although it appears to be too little too late for the side.

Intermediate One

Sporting Barum clinched the North Devon Gazette Football League Intermediate One title on Sunday.

Barum beat Ilfracombe Town Reserves 3-1 on Sunday thanks to goals from Damian Green, Matt Deakin and Stuart Cameron.

It’s Barum’s fourth trophy of the season, having already won the Arlington Cup, Braunton Cup and the Devon Intermediate Cup.

Captain Jack Cornell was delighted with the side’s achievements over the season.

“It’s a brilliant achievement; to win four trophies, and to do it by winning every game, is brilliant,” he said.

“The manager [Josh Pearce] coming in has been a big part of it, but we’ve also got a great team spirit.

“We want to finish the season having won every game, which would be 40 games by the end, and ultimately we want to reach the Premier and challenge for it.”

Those sentiments were echoed by Pearce, who commended his team’s spirit, but the manager wasn’t getting ahead of himself.

He said: “I’ve got a committed group of players who all play together, play for each other and have gelled well together.

“Obviously, our long-term ambition is the Premier, but we have short-term goals and we take things season by season, game by game.”

Ilfracombe would have gone into the clash with Barum feeling confident after a 5-0 win over Haxton Rangers on Saturday.

Karl Allsop and Mark Gilfillan scored two each for the Bluebirds, with Mark Lancey also netting a goal.

Elsewhere in Intermediate One, Appledore Thirds moved into fourth with a 4-2 win over Torrington Reserves.

Sam Beck, Toby Prouse and Callum Taylor scored for the Fishermen, while Will Croxford scored two for Torrington.

The only other match in Intermediate One this weekend was between Barnstaple FC Reserves and Clovelly, where the two sides finished level at 3-3.

Blake Ladley scored twice for Barnstaple, with Keith McClure also scoring. Jake Thorne, James Tillier and Ashley Donovan got the goals for Clovelly.

Intermediate Two

Ilfracombe Thirds’ final game of the season was something of an anti-climax.

The Bluebirds were awarded a walkover win over Northam Lions, who couldn’t raise a side.

Fremington secured second on Thursday with a 4-2 win over Bideford CAFC reserves.

Fremmy went 1-0 down before goals from Andy King, Matt Smart, Kevin Walters and Jamie Steward.

They were unable to follow that up on Saturday, losing 4-2 to Georgeham Reserves.

Dean Seville scored a hat-trick for the away side, with Joe Morris scoring after coming on from the bench.