Barnstaple Town are finding form at the right time in the Toolstation Western League
Barnstaple Town appear to be finding form at the right time.
They welcomed Brislington to Mill Road on Saturday, winning 2-0.
It was Barum’s second consecutive clean sheet, after beating in-form Willand Rovers 2-0 at Mill Road on March 1.
Manager Barry Yeo was delighted with his side’s performance.
He said: “It was a well deserved three points, and it was a big three points.
“We worked our socks off, and you could say we were unlucky not to come away with more.”
Barnstaple made one change going into the game with Brislington, with Jack Jenkins taking Lee Francis’s place.
Ryan Turner opened the scoring just before half-time after rounding the keeper and slotting home.
Barnstaple looked dangerous throughout and were strong at the back, but were unable to get a second goal until Liam Gregory struck in stoppage time.
Yeo was keen to stress the importance of his side’s defensive efforts after a solid week.
“We’ve had a good week and we’ve kept two clean sheets.
“We limited them to one shot on goal all game, and that was routine for Olly [Stevens].
“It’s the foundation of any side, and clean sheets are something that are so important in this league.”
Barnstaple travel to struggling Clevedon on Saturday, but Yeo is under no illusions that the fixture will be an easy one.
“They’re down the bottom and they’re fighting for everything, so it’s not going to be an easy game – none of them are, in this league.”