NEWTON Abbot Spurs’ Reserves guaranteed promotion with a win over Ivybridge Town on Thursday 23.

Joe Bushin and Callum Noyce scored the goals for the home side at The Rec, leapfrogging Ivy as well as Totnes and Dartington as a result.

The opener came from Spurs breaking down the left- Noyce whipped in a perfect cross and there was Bushin to get the decisive touch.

It continued to ebb and flow between the two high-flying sides but it was nothing more than half chances for the rest of the first 45.

Coming back from the half-time break, Spurs went flying out of the blocks, but they were still nervy with that single-goal lead.

Callum Noyce stepped up once again, switching from creator to finisher and making it 2-0. A ball over the top unsettled the Ivy goalkeeper and Noyce lifted it over him with maximum composure.

Spurs were then able to control the ball and the game in general, holding on to a huge three points. As T&D and Ivybridge have now completed their respective campaigns, second place was a guarantee with the Newton Abbot-based side then targeting the league title.

The good news carries on throughout the club as well with this promotion for the 2nd team meaning the 3rds are able to be promoted too, making the jump up from Division 2 to Division 1.

A trip to Babbacombe Corries beckoned on Saturday 25 before they were then due to complete their season at home against Harbertonford, with league leaders Paignton Saints firmly in their sights.

The Babbacombe clash was slightly one-sided and then some. It was a case of goals galore for Spurs as they romped to a 15-0 win against the bare 11 of the Corries.

There were a trio of hat-tricks courtesy of Joe Bushin, Mason Dolman and Toby Pullman- Bushin carrying over his goalscoring form from the Ivybridge win.

Noyce, who also found the back of the net against Ivy was on target once again, he was one of six players to chip in alongside the hat-trick heroes.

Kye Drinkwater, who of course came off the bench to win the Devon FA Senior Cup for Spurs at Coach Road recently, was another scorer.

Also on the scoresheet were Aiden Blackie, Tom Lobb, Olly Bellotti and Luis Green.

This emphatic victory set up the season well for a grandstand finish against Harbertonford, a game from which they would need a single point to get their hands on the league title.

It ended up being anti-climactic in the end though with the opponents forfeiting the game, meaning Spurs were crowned champions without even kicking a ball.

No matter how it happened, this was a great campaign for the team who will now play in the Premier Division alongside the likes of Kingsteignton Athletic and Newton 66.