Four sent off as Barnstaple clinch last-minute win

10:01 13 January 2014

Billy Tucker scored two penalties to see Barnstaple to victory in a remarkable game on Saturday. PHOTO: Brian Saunders

Billy Tucker scored two penalties to see Barnstaple to victory in a remarkable game on Saturday. PHOTO: Brian Saunders

Archant

Barnstaple 4-3 Oldland Abbotonians

Barnstaple Town were made to sweat as they picked up a memorable 4-3 victory against struggling Oldland Abbotonians as tempers flared at Mill Road on Saturday.

Four players saw red as a brawl broke out towards the end of the game, with a strong protest from an Oldland player leading to three of the away side’s players being given their marching orders. Town ‘keeper Ryan Draper was also sent off in the incident.

Earlier on, the home side went in front in a topsy-turvy match through an Aaron Harper-Penman goal, before being pegged back just before half time by a Thomas Smallman strike.

And it was the visitors who went in front early in the second period, as Thomas Shopland found the mark to worry the home side.

Billy Tucker converted a penalty to put Barnstaple back on level terms, but the hosts were behind again when they let in an own goal.

Jack Jenkins equalised for Barnstaple to make it 3-3 and set up a thrilling finale, which saw the referee point to the penalty spot for a second time in the 91st minute, sparking protests from the visiting players.

Tucker held his nerve, though, to score his 20th of the season and make sure that Barnstaple recorded a vital three points.

They travel to Almondsbury UWE on Saturday.

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: 5°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