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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Win at Truro adds to Biggleswade draw in Southern League
Bideford extended their unbeaten start in the Calor Southern League Premier to four games with a 2-0 win at Truro on Monday.
The Robins are the first side to inflict defeat on City this year and climb above them in the table.
Craig Duff opened the scoring in the first half for the visitors, despite carrying a heavy knock, and a second from a Richard Groves free-kick was enough to secure another three points.
Bideford will be even more pleased with the win given that key midfield-man Sean Downing was unavailable after failing a fitness test on a knee injury.
Truro helped the visitors by having a man sent off with a little over ten minutes to go, but Bideford remained good value for their win.
Duff was also on the score sheet two days earlier when the Robins were held 1-1 at home to Biggleswade Town.
Duff’s two goals this week only further show his versatility – he stood in as goalkeeper when Steve Oliver was sent off in their opening game of the season at Chesham United.
Biddy will be pleased to have kept their unbeaten record intact after falling behind to the newly promoted side.
“It’s a tremendous win considering we had Sean Downing and Saul Halpin injured, and Duff and Owen Howe carrying knocks,” said Bideford manager Sean Joyce. “The boys were brilliant.
“We’ve had four games in eight days- it’s a massive workload and it caught us out last year.
“That’s the difference this year – we’ve got a strong squad of 18/19 players.
“Hopefully with a bit of a rest now we can be confident of a win again this weekend. Sean Downing will be a doubt but the others should be back.”
The Robins travel to Bashley on Saturday.