Simpson double helps Barnstaple Town to pre-season win over Holsworthy
- Credit: Matt Smart
Barnstaple Town’s pre-season continued with a 5-2 win at Holsworthy on Saturday.
Exeter City youngster Theo Simpson struck twice for Barum in a strong first half performance from Aaron Harper-Penman's side.
Tornado Bello got them off the mark inside 15 minutes. His strike was quickly followed by Simpson's two goals to give Barnstaple a 3-0 lead with 30 minutes on the clock.
Jed Harper-Penman added a fourth before half-time to round off an impressive half.
Former Barumite Harry Stevens pulled a goal back for the Magpies in the second half for the first of his two goals. His second came just before the full time whistle after Ben Paul had added a fifth for Barum.
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Barnstaple Town take on Tiverton Town at Mill Road on Tuesday night, with kick-off at 7.30pm.
Friday night will see Barnstaple welcome Bridgwater Town for a friendly which kicks off at 7.45pm.
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One player who won't be featuring is Jack Rice, who has signed for Taunton Town.