Brayford Cup winners Torridgeside beat North Devon Gazette Football League premier champions Braunton 4-1 in this season’s Albert Beer Memorial Shield match.

The annual curtain-raiser saw a good crowd at Appledore - and they were treated to an impressive second-half display from Torridgeside.

Braunton, who lost the cup final to Torridgeside as well, went in front early on in the first half.

It wasn't until after the break that Torridgeside kicked into gear, netting four times without reply to cap a comprehensive win.

The league season kicks off again this Saturday.