Late goal robs the Robins

16:07 20 February 2013

A late stoppage time goal condemned Bideford to defeat in a seven-goal thriller away to St Albans on Saturday.

After five-and-a-half hours on the coach, the Robins were caught out in the opening five minutes when a cross to the edge of the area saw Chris Seeby shoot St Albans in front.

In an even opening half, the Robins hit back on 40 minutes when Ben Wood put a high ball into the area for Sean Downing to strike back. But in the final minute of the half an Albans player was brought down in the box and James Comely put them in front again from the penalty spot for a 2-1 interval lead.

Bideford dominated the second half, but found home keeper Nick Jupp in frustrating form. Matt Hockley and Kevin Squire both went close before a foul on Ben Wood saw Richard Groves step up to convert the penalty and bring the sides level again.

But the Robins were caught out by a ball over the top and Chris Henry, a thorn in their side throughout, broke away to make it 3-2.

Sean Downing restored hope with an equaliser in stoppage time, but there was still time for Henry to strike again as the game lingered on to give the home side victory 4-3.

The Robins have now started a three-match home run. They were entertaining Bedworth in a re-arranged match last night (Tuesday) before Saturday’s visit to the Sports Ground of St Neots and next Tuesday they have another re-arranged game at home to Cambridge City.


Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 15:49

North Devon angling scene, with Tony Gussin

Read more
Wed, 17:30

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

Read more
Wed, 16:26

The two teams were playing in the Devon Senior Cup on Saturday.

Read more
Wed, 09:14

It was another tough day at the office for Barnstaple in the National League Two South, losing 45-8.

Read more
Tue, 15:28

The Robins squandered a first half lead in their Southern League Division One South and West fixture last night (Monday).

Read more
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Barum were in action in the Southern League Division One South and West at Mill Road.

Read more
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Bideford for their third win of the season in the Tribute South West One West

Read more
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Barnstaple suffered their fifth National League Two South defeat of the season against Redingensians.

Read more
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Robins and Bluebirds were both in action on Sunday.

Read more
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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

Read more

Most Read Sport

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 3°C

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

Newsletter Sign Up


Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications