Barnstaple battle back to earn a point

14:44 26 February 2014

Ryan Turner was on target for Barnstaple against Shepton Mallet

Ryan Turner was on target for Barnstaple against Shepton Mallet


Barnstaple Town 2-2 Shepton Mallet

BARNSTAPLE Town followed up their win at Devizes at the weekend with a solid midweek draw with promotion-chasing Shepton Mallet at Mill Road on Tuesday night.

85 people turned out to see Barnstaple go toe to toe with Shepton – currently second in the Toolstation Western League First division – and come away a point after an exciting game which finished two-apiece.

Town showed great resilience to twice come from behind and earn a point, which helped them move up to eight in the league.

Ashley Willmot put the visitors in front before frontman Ryan Turner levelled for the home side.

Shepton again went in front in the second half, this time courtesy of a Harry Sherwood strike, but the scores were levelled again when top scorer Billy Tucker converted a penalty to earn Town a share of the spoils.

Barnstaple, who still have a number of games in hand on all of the teams above them, will hope to continue their good form at home to bottom-of the-league Portishead Town on Saturday.


Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 19:51

The Robins drew 1-1 at the Sports Ground in the Evo-Stik Southern League this afternoon (Saturday).

Read more
Thu, 15:49

North Devon angling scene, with Tony Gussin

Read more
Wed, 17:30

This week’s North Devon Gazette Football League round-up

Read more
Wed, 16:26

The two teams were playing in the Devon Senior Cup on Saturday.

Read more
Wed, 09:14

It was another tough day at the office for Barnstaple in the National League Two South, losing 45-8.

Read more
Tue, 15:28

The Robins squandered a first half lead in their Southern League Division One South and West fixture last night (Monday).

Read more
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Barum were in action in the Southern League Division One South and West at Mill Road.

Read more
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Bideford for their third win of the season in the Tribute South West One West

Read more
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Barnstaple suffered their fifth National League Two South defeat of the season against Redingensians.

Read more
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Robins and Bluebirds were both in action on Sunday.

Read more

Most Read Sport

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 8°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up


Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications