Barnstaple Town are finally off the mark in Evo-Stik Division One South after an emphatic win this afternoon (Saturday).
Barum were 4-1 winners at Paulton Rovers, picking up their first win since April 2 and their points of the league campaign at the 10th time of asking.
The visitors welcomed back Archie Reay after a spell at Tiverton Town, as well as new signing Tom Savigar.
It was another returning player from last season who got Barum off the mark, with Tallan Mitchell finishing past keeper Ben Carter after four minutes.
James Dart doubled the lead 15 minutes later, turning in from a corner.
Savigar was fouled on the stroke of half-time to give Barnstaple a penalty. Stephen Reed scored from the spot-kick to give the visitors a 3-0 lead at the break.
After scoring from the spot, Barnstaple were able to deny their hosts getting back into the game from 12 yards out just after the break.
Rob Holmes saved Liam Monelle’s penalty after he was brought down by Oiver Gardner.
Jordan Lovibond eventually pulled one back for Rovers with 20 minutes remaining, but Kyle Darragh rounded off the Barnstaple win nine minutes from time.