In-form Barnstaple fight back to beat Wells

14:32 05 March 2014

Billy Tucker scored Barnstaple

Billy Tucker scored Barnstaple's fourth as they completed a dramatic comeback on Tuesday

Archant

Barnstaple Town 4-2 Wells City

BARNSTAPLE Town battled back from two goals down to bag a crucial three points on Tuesday night.

Town were given a scare by visitors Wells City, going two – nil down inside of half an hour as the home side struggled to get going.

But with almost 100 voices behind them, Barnstaple found another gear and were able to get one back on 40 minutes through Jack Jenkins.

Moments later, Town were on terms as Dave Pearse slotted in to make it 2-2 just before half time.

The home side had the momentum in the second half, and after a number of near misses hit the post through Jenkins.

And the pressure told on the hour mark, as midfield man Lee Francis popped up to glance in a header and put Barnstaple in front for the first time on the night.

And they weren’t finished there, as the once again outstanding Billy Tucker added a fourth with 10 minutes to play to seal what looked at one stage to be an unlikely victory.

Barnstaple stay sixth after the win, but are now just eight points off third placed Welton Rovers with four games in hand on them.

Town will hope to extend their recent good form when they travel to Calne Town on Saturday.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Wed, 09:55
The Barnstaple players celebrate clinching promotion.Pic: Jay Smith

Barnstaple Town enjoyed a week of celebrations as their 2,500th game in the Western League was quickly followed by promotion to the Premier Division.

Read more
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
North Devon Gazette Football League

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

Read more
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Barnstaple skipper Winston James. Pic: Bob Collins

Skipper Winston James completed a try hat-trick in the last few minutes of the match as Barnstaple won 50-19 at Oxford Harlequins and piled up their best win of the season.

Read more
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Barnstaple celebrate their Les Phillips Cup semi-final win. Pic: Jay Smith

Barnstaple Town are through to the final of the Les Phillips Cup after fighting back to beat Hallen 3-1.

Read more
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Jed Harper-Penman (right) was impressive against Hengrove on Tuesday night. Pic: Jay Smith

Hengrove Athletic 0-4 Barnstaple Town

Read more
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Football generic picture

Offwell Rangers put six of the best past Cheriton Fitzpaine.

Read more
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Top seed Kristyna Pliskova triumphed at the Tarka Tennis Centre. Pic: Chris Catullo

Top seed Kristyna Pliskova won the Aegon GB Pro-Series Barnstaple singles title in impressive style.

Read more
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

South Molton coach Gary Bucknell is already looking ahead to next season and job number one is replacing himself.

Read more
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The supervets in action on the Torridge estuary

Several local clubs came to the Torridge estuary at the weekend for Appledore Pilot Gig Club’s supervets regatta.

Read more
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Bideford AFC

Bideford fell to a fourth consecutive defeat in the Evo-Stik Southern League premier division on Saturday.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 5°C

Most Read Sport

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
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

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



North Devon's trusted business finder