Unbeaten Barnstaple FC and Torridgeside Reserves must surely fill the promotion places from Intermediate Two after further wins this week.
Just two points separate them, but with seven games to go there is then a 13-point drop to third spot.
Barnstaple eased past Bratton Fleming Reserves 6-0 with a hat-trick from Connor Nash, two more from Tom Nash and one by Stuart McKinnon.
Torridgeside, meanwhile, were finding it tougher away to Fremington Reserves, for whom young Tom Bloomer and Neville Ridgway worked their socks off.
Fremington took the lead with a first half goal by Keith McClure and it was not until the final 20 minutes that two goals from Andy Stevens gave Torridgeside a 2-1 victory.
Braunton 4ths take the third spot following a 3-1 win at home to Chittlehampton Reserves.
But after previously beating them 11-1 this, too, was a tougher match. After a goalless opening half Chittle took the lead through an own goal and also held it until the final 20 minutes, when team changes brought a Braunton revival and goals from Lee Eate (2) and Daryl Reed.
A Simon Adams hat-trick helped Buckland Brewer to a 4-2 win at home to North Molton Reserves, with Aaron Brooks netting their other.
Northam Lions 3rds were 1-0 winners at home to Georgeham and Croyde Reserves thanks to a goal by Ali Bright.
Hartland Reserves gained a valuable three points to draw away from the two teams below them following a 2-2 draw at home to Anchor Chiefs and a 1-0 win over Georgeham and Croyde Reserves.
The first half against Chiefs was very even, but Liam Reynolds opened the scoring for Hartland in the 18th minute when he was left unmarked to nod in from a corner. This woke the Chiefs, who pressed hard, but could not convert anything.
Hartland increased their lead after just two minutes of the second half with a Russell Sharman shot which caught everyone off their guard.
Chiefs were again stung into action and Shayne Voisey scored in the 56th minute, but despite their pressure it took a ‘goal of the season’ contender from Jake Butler from 30 yards for an equaliser.
Hartland’s win against Georgeham came with a goal from Johnny Tape.