Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Barnstaple Town 2-1 Buckland Athletic
Barnstaple are in to the St Luke’s Bowl quarter-finals after beating Western League Premier side Buckland Athletic at Mill Road on Tuesday night.
Town left it late but eventually prevailed 2-1 thanks to another strike from Saturday’s hat-trick hero Billy Tucker.
Top-scorer Ryan Turner had put Town ahead earlier in the game as the First division side looked to prove the strength of their team against higher-league opposition.
And Buckland’s class showed when Bower equalised for the visitors just seconds after falling behind.
The game remained in the balance until late on, when lively young winger Lewis Gregory picked out Tucker, who duly slotted in to fire Town through.
Barnstaple are back in Western League action this weekend, hosting Ashton & Backwell United at Mill Road on Saturday.