Barum Reserves warm up with a win
BARNSTAPLE Town Reserves hit the road and clocked up their first win in three games in the Devon & Exeter first division on Saturday.
Barum beat Sidbury 2-0 in a tricky away match at a bobbly Byes Lane to climb into sixth place above Witheridge Reserves, who were without a game at the weekend.
Craig Sandle broke the deadlock for the visitors on 50 minutes and player-manager Keith Shapland secured the points with a penalty kick 10 minutes from time.
â€œItâ€™s a difficult place to go but we were fairly comfortable all the way through,â€ said Shapland.
â€œOnce we got the first goal, it really settled us and after we put away the penalty it was game over.â€
The win was the perfect antidote to three weeks without a win and helps set up this Saturdayâ€™s big Firewatch Devon Senior Cup quarter-final showdown with Elburton Villa at Mill Road.
The winner will play East Budleigh or Exeter Civil Service Reserves.
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