Monday, August 26, 2013
Barnstaple 3-1 Oldland Abbotonians
Barnstaple Town are top of the tree in the Toolstation Western League first division after a fourth straight league win over Oldland Abbotonians.
The trip to Bristol through the Bank Holiday weekend traffic was well worth it for Town as goals from Billy Tucker, Jack Jenkins and Lee Francis gave them a 3-1 win.
Barnstaple are now joint top with Bradford Town – who they face at Mill Road on Saturday.
Like Barnstaple, Bradford have won all four of their games to date, scoring 13 goals and conceding twice – exactly the same as Town’s record.
And even at this early stage, the game is being touted as the first ‘six-pointer’ of the season by the club.
They are the only two sides with their 100% first division records still intact, and Mill Road is expected to be packed when the sides walk out on Saturday afternoon.