All the weekend’s action from the North Devon Gazette Football League


Torridgeside are top of the North Devon Gazette Football League - and still yet to drop a point.

The 2012/13 Premier Division champions have made a cracking start to the new campaign, winning five out of five to leave them as the only team in the top tier with a 100 per cent record intact.

The run reached five wins on Saturday, when Torridgeside won 3-1 at Shamwickshire Rovers.

Earlier in the week, Kyle Paine scored all four in a 4-1 win at Shebbear United.

It was last Wednesday’s win which put Torridgeside top of the pile on their own, with Boca Seniors slipping up at home to Ilfracombe Town.

Ilfracombe won 4-3 at the Tarka Tennis Centre, thanks to goals from Cassian Blackmore, Peter Varley (2) and Chay Isaac.

Boca’s scorers were James Campbell, Ryan Crompton and Ben Whitecross.

Boca got back to winning ways on Saturday by beating North Molton 4-1, with goals coming from Craig Sandle, Mark Turner (2) and Jake Crush.

Ilfracombe made it two wins on the trot by beating Shebbear United 7-1; enough to lift them to eighth.

Torrington have made a very strong start to the season, and maintained their unbeaten run with a solid 4-2 win against Bideford Community AFC on Saturday.

Torrington’s scorers were Nathan Delaune, Thomas Parish (2) and Craig McConnachie, while Buzz Lightyear and Sam Grimley netted for Bideford.

That win followed a 3-3 midweek draw with Park United.

David Brown hit a hat-trick for Park, which was cancelled out by an own goal and strikes from Delaune and Francis Rowlands.

Park are also unbeaten after four games, following a 7-0 success against Fremington to go fifth in the table.

Bradworthy are the only other side yet to taste defeat this season. They won 4-1 at Appledore Reserves on Saturday.


Hartland are top of the Senior Division - despite being held 0-0 by Barnstaple AAC on Saturday.

They are unbeaten in their first five matches of the season, winning the first four of them.

The disappointing goalless draw followed a fine 4-2 win at Northam Lions last Tuesday.

The goals that evening came from Keith Cornish, Tom Davey, Ryan Tape and Daniel Wilson.

Northam soon got back on track, though, hammering 10 past Lynton and Lynmouth on Sunday to make it three wins from five games - good enough to take them fourth.

Braunton Reserves didn’t play in the league over the weekend, but are now the only team left in the division with a 100 per cent record.

They made it four wins from four by beating Georgeham and Croyde 1-0 last Tuesday.

Chivenor have adapted well after their promotion, and remained unbeaten by drawing 1-1 at Putford on Saturday.

The weekend also brought wins for Chittlehampton - 3-0 victors at Combe Martin - and Pilton Academicals.

A Tom Davey hat-trick fired Merton to a first win of the season as they beat North Molton Reserves 6-0, while Hartland and Barnstaple AAC drew 0-0.


Sporting Barum and Clovelly are setting a fearsome pace in Intermediate One.

Both teams have won four from four, with Sporting racking up a +31 goal difference in the process to sit top of the table.

Nineteen of those were added this week - they beat Landkey Town Reserves 6-1 on Saturday on the back of a 14-0 drubbing of Equalizers last Tuesday.

Matthew Deakin scored five in that win, with doubles coming from Liam Hawkins and Mathew Mitchell.

There were also goals for Stuart Cameron, Lewis Goss, Marcus Mahoney, Kyle Spear and Richard Eaton.

They are 13 goals ahead of Clovelly, who have also made a perfect start.

Clovelly won 6-2 at Equalizers on Saturday - it was an expensive week for their defence - after firing 10 past Anchor Chiefs last Wednesday.

The goals on that occasion came from Ashton Donovan (4), Reece Stanbury (3), James Tillier (2) and Jack Kirby.

Braunton Thirds clocked up a third win in four games by beating Anchor Chiefs 7-1 on Saturday.

The win takes them up to third, and was down in no small part to the hat-trick of Ben Aitken.

Toby Bennett, Sam Box, Dan Goodman and Levi Winman were also on target.

Haxton Rangers can match Braunton’s record - they beat Torrington Reserves 7-2 at the weekend.

George Balman scored four, and Steven Kingdon netted a hat-trick.

Morwenstow Reserves won 7-1 at South Molton, while High Bickington drew with Barnstaple FC Reserves.


Bideford Community AFC Reserves stretched out their perfect start to the season to four wins from four games on Saturday.

Georgeham and Croyde Reserves were their latest victims, succumbing by six goals to two.

The Bideford goals were shared around - Billy Blackburn, Mischa Howe, Matthew Joslin, Ryan Sanders, Charlie Webb and Jamie Creek all got on the score sheet.

Sanders and Webb also scored last Tuesday in a 2-0 win over Appledore Lions.

Combe Martin Reserves’ 100 per cent record was wiped away by a rampant Fremington Reserves, who beat them 4-0 on Saturday.

The weekend’s only other winners were Northam Lions Reserves, who beat Woolsery Reserves 3-2 to stay unbeaten and climb to fifth.