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North Molton beat Barnstaple Town in the Torridge Cup with two goals from Greg Holland

By NDJMark  |  Posted: March 20, 2013

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TWO goals from Greg Holland saw North Molton knock Barnstaple Town out of the Torridge Cup last night.

The North Devon League side won 2-0 at Mill Road to set up a quarter-final meeting with Shamwickshire Rovers on Sunday.

Holland broke the deadlock 15 minutes from time and added the second from the penalty spot after a foul on Tom Marsh.

After their 4-1 win at Barnstaple in the Westward Ho! Cup it was North Molton's second victory over the Toolstation Western League club this season.

Jed Harper-Penman provided Barnstaple's biggest threat but goalkeeper Joe Tickle proved equal to his free-kick deliveries.

Fresha Devon and Exeter League sides Hatherleigh Town and Halwill are already through to the semi-finals.

Hatherleigh, the premier division leaders, beat Braunton 3-0 on Sunday with goals from Luke Reynolds (two) and Dean Rice. 

Halwill, of the second division, knocked out Torrington, the host club, in a penalty shoot-out last week.

Jason Winser put Halwill ahead and Kai Dymond equalised for Torrie who then had Ross McNicholas and Matt Bryce sent off for second yellow cards.

Despite playing most of the second half and all of extra time with nine men, Torrington were the better team.

After the match finished 1-1, Halwill held their nerve in the shoot-out, Simon James, Andrew Moores, Ryan Edworthy, Johnny Knight and Winser all scoring.

Goalkeeper Paul Penberthy saved Craig Stewart's penalty, giving Halwill a 5-4 win.

The other remaining quarter-final between Bradworthy and Torridgeside was postponed on Sunday because of a waterlogged pitch.
The Torridge Cup final, at Torrington's Vicarage Field ground, will be held as part of the town's Mayfair celebrations on May 2. 

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