By David Sillifant

ALTHOUGH Saturday’s North Devon League Premier Division match at Appledore Lions was postponed, Holsworthy Reserves got the chance to play on Saturday when they visited nearby Kilkhampton in the Launceston Cup quarter-final.

And despite a dogged effort from the hosts who were in league action the day before, goals in each half from Aidan Davis and Jasper Presswell gave the Magpies a 2-0 win.

In the North Devon League on Saturday, there were excellent victories on the road for three Post area teams.

In the Senior Division, Shebbear United gave themselves a huge chance of survival as Ben Brace’s double saw them earn a 2-1 win at second-placed Braunton Reserves.

That result puts the Tangerines up to sixth, although only three points clear of Fremington Seconds in ninth.

In the Intermediate One Arlington Cup semi-final at Putford, it was the home side that reached the final for the first time in five years as they defeated Bideford-based Kingsley Park 3-1.

First half goals from Harvey Dack and Liam Ayre put the village side in control, before the visitors halved the deficit on the stroke of half-time.

However, Will Jeremy got the all-important third to give Putford some breathing space which they kept through to the end of the game to set up a final against Shamwickshire Rovers Reserves.

Morwenstow are aiming to move back up the leagues as quickly as possible and they kept their promotion charge up as they won 5-2 at Sandymere Blues.

The Greens, who are now fourth and have games in-hand on all the sides have them, scored through Jake Gilbert, Mark Skelton, Ritchie Armstrong, Corrick Davies and Michael Dolan.

All matches were postponed in Intermediate Two, while in the Devon and Exeter League Division Three, Halwill were beaten 4-0 at Heavitree United.