Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Late equaliser takes shine of Pearse screamer for Barnstaple

12:25 17 March 2014

Barnstaple Town FC

Barnstaple Town FC

Archant

Barnstaple Town 1-1 Cribbs

A STUNNING goal from Dave Pearse was not quite enough to secure three points for Barnstaple Town after a lat equaliser from visitors Cribbs.

Two of the Toolstation Western League First division’s in-form sides cancelled each other out for large periods of the game, with Billy Tucker looking dangerous for Town in the opening stages and twice going close in the first half.

Barnstaple continued to enjoy good possession and put the Cribbs goal under pressure, but could not find a way through as the sides went in level at the break.

Barnstaple then came close again from a Tucker free-kick, before Cribbs created a couple of decent openings of their own which saw some last-ditch defending from the home side.

The deadlock was eventually broken in spectacular fashion when, with ten minutes left on the clock, Dave Pearse was able to swivel and smash home a top-drawer finish from distance.

Town continued to press, until Thorne rushed out to give away a free-kick to the visitors in the final seconds of the game.

Cribbs, who sit five points above Town in fourth, scored from the resulting free-kick to come away with an unlikely point.

Although disappointing for Barnstaple, the draw extended their unbeaten run to six games and leaves them a single point behind fifth-placed Almondsbury UWE – with four games in hand.

Barnstaple travel to 12th placed Ashton and Backwell United on Saturday.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 11:53
Tony Gussin with a 60lb Norway halibut

Angling scene with Tony Gussin

Read more
Wed, 15:20
Barnstaple ABC's Troy Elworthy. Picture: Submitted

Young Barnstaple boxer will look to impress at weekend semi-final in Milton Keynes

Read more
Wed, 15:05
Intercontinental and Commonwealth Middleweight champion Tommy Langford presents the trophies to Bidefords Callum Cunningham (right) and Devonports Tyler Dyer. Picture: Submitted

Hundreds enjoy great night of boxing at first village show since 1958

Read more
Wed, 11:50
North Devon player Josh King is in the Devon Lions side for the friendly against Somerset 2nd XI at Paignton on Sunday. Picture: Submitted

North Devon players in side to face Somerset on Sunday

Read more
Wed, 11:10
Torridgeside, pictured with the Brayford Cup, have been promoted to the South West Peninsula League. Picture: Matt Smart

The North Devon Gazette League side will join Appledore in Division One East next season

Read more
Wed, 10:10
Braunton Reserves beat Hartland 2-0 in the Combe Martin Cup Final. Picture: Rob Bates

Combe Martin Cup silverware goes back to Lobb Field for first time since 2010

Read more
Wed, 10:05
Sporting Barum's Matt Deakin scored four against Torrington Reserves on Saturday. Picture: Rob Bates

Team could wrap up the perfect season in their final match against Clovelly tonight.

Read more
Tue, 12:15
Jimmy's Boys celebrate their win.

Non-bowlers competed to win the charity cup in successful day set to become annual event.

Read more
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Sporting Barum wrapped up the Intermediate One with a 3-1 win over Ilfracombe. Picture: Rob Bates

This week’s North Devon Gazette Football League Roundup

Read more
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Max Curtis took five wickets for 17 runs in the win over Brixham

North Devon maintained their winning start to the Tolchard’s Devon League Premier - but not without a scare.

Read more

Most Read Sport

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 11°C

Great British Life

Great British Life

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