CHRISTMAS in North Devon Click here for our FESTIVE GUIDES CLICK HERE

Ladies’ local derby

17:58 25 September 2012

HANNAH Dibble breaks away for Ilfracombe Ladies, hotly pursued by Barnstaple

HANNAH Dibble breaks away for Ilfracombe Ladies, hotly pursued by Barnstaple's Sophie Russell. (Pic Platinum Images)

copyright Kelvin Parsons, Platinum Images

Barnstaple and Ilfracombe Ladies fought out a 3-3 local derby stalemate in Division One of the Westward Developments Devon Football League.

Barnstaple welcomed this season’s high flyers Ilfracombe at Tews lane and the first half was a typical derby game, full of passion and fight.

Making her return from injury, Ilfracombe’s Kelly Coates punished Barnstaple for an uncleared corner to put her side in front.

Combe continued to apply pressure and scored a deserved second goal with a perfect lob from Sarah Dennis and Barnstaple had to soak up more pressure up to half time.

Barnstaple still looked a threat on the counter attack and turned the tables in the second half, with several good opportunities to reduce the score line.

But Ilfracombe broke away again and Coates shot them into a 3-0 lead.

Barnstaple heads did not drop, however, and as the Combe defence tired, they pummelled the Ilfracombe goal, being rewarded when Molly Jones’ 25 yard looping shot found the net. Ten minutes later Ria Penfold hit a low drive from 20 yards into the bottom corner and with five minutes to go she was on target again to snatch a draw.

1 comment

  • Shame you havent got the names right!! The Ilfracombe Ladies player in the picture is not Hannah Dibble it is Marie Jordan !

    Report this comment


    Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Other Sport Stories

Thu, 14:10
Trainer Victor Dartnall with Dancing Shadow

Brayford-based trainer Victor Dartnall is heading into the winter jump season with a strong team of young horses, as well as some more familiar names, and with the mud flying following early November’s deluge, runners will be coming thick and fast.

Read more
Thu, 11:59
Alexander McDonald with a 21lb 3 oz Stafford Moor carp.

North Devon’s angling scene with Tony Gussin...

Read more
Thu, 10:10
Luke Berry (right) scored a conversion before going off injured on Saturday. Pic: Bob Collins

Barnstaple only had themselves to blame for the 23-7 defeat at Bournemouth that cut their lead at the top of the National Three South West table.

Read more
Wed, 09:21

A 27-24 win at Coney Hill – Bideford’s first on the road this season - kept them a safe distance away from the bottom three.

Read more
Tue, 13:52
Kyle England and Max Deeble receive their trophies from Tommy Langford

Bideford ABC fans were treated to a great night of boxing at the Durrant House Hotel on Friday.

Read more
Tue, 13:45
Jed Harper-Penman put Barnstaple in front. Picture: Jay Smith

Barnstaple Town are out of the FA Vase following a tight 2-1 defeat at Hengrove Athletic.

Read more
Friday, November 20, 2015
Torridge Pilto Gig Club completed a 24-hour sponsored row

Twenty-six Torridge Pilot Gig Club members embarked on a 24-hour sponsored row to raise funds for new rowing equipment.

Read more
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Tommy Langford

Bideford ABC’s boxers have hit fine form approaching the club’s annual dinner show on Friday.

Read more
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Will Topps watches as Barnstaple team-mate Linford Brock makes a break. Pic: Bob Collins

Last-gasp experts Barnstaple did it again by beating Lydney 21-20 in the nick of time on Saturday to stay six points clear at the top of National League Three South West.

Read more
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Cod and codling should be available to catch at marks around North Devon now

North Devon angling scene with Tony Gussin

Read more

Christmas in North Devon

Christmas in North Devon

Christmas Magazine

Click here for your ultimate guide to
Christmas in North Devon

Most Read Sport

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 4°C

Great British Life

Great British Life

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

Search for a job in Devon

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications