Bideford build on second league win

16:23 19 September 2012

Action from Bideford's 3-2 win against Redditch United on Saturday. Pic: Neil Blackburn

Action from Bideford's 3-2 win against Redditch United on Saturday. Pic: Neil Blackburn

Archant

Robins unbeaten in three but face tough league and cup away trips this week.

BIDEFORD claimed their second win in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division with a 3-2 victory against Redditch United at the Sports Ground on Saturday.

The Robins extended their league run to three without defeat and hit the ground running with an Ellis Laight shot that was saved by visiting keeper Niall Cooper after just two minutes.

Redditch only had one serious attempt on the Bideford goal in the first half, William Richards’ shot well saved by Sam Hutchings.

At the other end, Cooper saved well from Bideford captain Matt Hockley, and both Matt Andrew and Isaac Vassell shot wide.

The second half had barely started when James Richards and Sean Downing combined to give the 177-strong gate something to shout about.

Richards crossed an inch perfect ball for Downing to slot home from close range.

Andrew then doubled the lead on the hour after Downing slid a well-timed ball into his path, inviting him to slip it under Cooper.

A Connor Deards tap-in provided the Reds a lifeline with 12 minutes to go but after failing to pull one back in the closing minutes, Steve Orchard then started the move of the match.

Making a run down the left flank, Orchard passed inside to Andrew who beat two defenders and laid the ball into the path of Ian Sampson, who had run the length of the pitch to shoot across the body of Cooper to make it 3-1.

The Worcestershire side pulled a second back through Mark Danks in stoppage time but Bideford held out for an important win.

Bideford travelled to AFC Totton last night (Tues). On Saturday, they visit Gosport Borough in the FA Cup second qualifying round. On Tuesday, they go to Wimborne Town in the league.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 15:18

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

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00

The Robins struck in the final minute to secure three more valuable points

Read more
Wed, 11:00

Torridgeside manager Barry Paine hailed his sides character after they came back from 4-1 down to beat Stoke Gabriel in Division One East.

Read more
Wed, 10:37

The Fishermen’s eight game unbeaten run in Division One East was ended at Marshford on Saturday

Read more
Wed, 10:15

Bideford played an hour with 14 men as they were beaten 45-19 by Clevedon

Read more
Wed, 09:45

Barum were beaten 17-15 by Chinnor at Pottington on Saturday

Read more
Wed, 09:08

Sharp struck with 15 minutes remaining to earn a valuable point for Barnstaple Town in Division One South and West

Read more
Mon, 11:46

Billy Tucker scored the decisive goal as Bideford got their first win of the year in the Southern League Division One South and West

Read more
Friday, January 13, 2017

Barum will face either Salisbury or Shortwood United on Tuesday January 31

Read more
Friday, January 13, 2017

North Devon angling scene, with Tony Gussin

Read more

Most Read Sport

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 2°C

min temp: -1°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications