This week’s North Devon Gazette Football League roundup
There’s still no separating Braunton and Torridgeside in the North Devon Gazette Football League Premier.
Braunton went three points clear on Saturday with a 7-2 victory over Shebbear.
That lead only lasted 24 hours though, as goals from Kyle Paine, Tyler Evans-Loude and George Nancekivell ensured Torridgeside returned to the top, beating Shamwickshire Rovers 3-0.
Hat-tricks from Elliot Whitecross and Adam Copp fired Boca Seniors to a 6-1 victory against Bideford CAFC.
The win means Boca have leapfrogged Bideford to go fourth in the league.
Elsewhere, a brace from Danny Jenkins helped Torrington to a 6-1 win over Ilfracombe Town.
Kevin Darch, Nathan Delaune, Thomas Parish and Elliot Brant also got on the scoresheet, while Peter Varley scored for the visitors.
Neither Braunton Reserves nor Hartland could take all three points away from their meeting on Saturday.
The match finished goalless, meaning Hartland still lie five points behind Braunton, but with three games in hand.
Georgeham maintained second place with a 4-1 win over Chivenor.
Meanwhile, Combe Martin recorded the biggest win of the weekend, winning 9-1 in their away game against Lynton & Lynmouth.
Sporting Barum remain on course for a treble season.
They booked their place in the Combe Martin Cup final with a 6-2 victory against Ilfracombe Town Reserves.
Appledore Thirds travelled to Braunton Thirds and were able to leave as 2-1 winners.
Meanwhile, High Bickington kept up the pace near the top by beating Torrington reserves 2-0.
Sam Avery and Lee Green were on the score sheet, with High Bick earning their fifth clean sheet in nine games.
Ilfracombe Town Thirds nearly slipped up against bottom-of-the-league Putford Reserves.
The league leaders eventually won 3-2 thanks to two goals from Brodie Montague and another for Oscar Brown.
Fremington kept their pursuit of Ilfracombe up with a 4-1 victory over Appledore Lions.
Simon Larcombe scored two for the home side with Rick Jeffery and James Galliford completing the scoring to stop Appledore’s unbeaten run at seven games.
Fremington and Ilfracombe face off this weekend in a fixture that has the potential to determine who will end the season as champions.