ILFRACOMBE manager Barry Yeo helped his side take their Les Phillips Cup quarter-final clash by the scruff of the neck with a late penalty on Saturday. After Shaun Lewis was tripped in the box with just four minutes to play, Yeo calmly netted to send Bris
ILFRACOMBE manager Barry Yeo helped his side take their Les Phillips Cup quarter-final clash by the scruff of the neck with a late penalty on Saturday.After Shaun Lewis was tripped in the box with just four minutes to play, Yeo calmly netted to send Bristol Manor Farm packing - and the Bluebirds safely into the last four.It was the gripping finale to a topsy-turvey league cup scrap at Marlborough Park.After the visitors took the lead in the 20th minute, Liam Beades equalised for 'Combe on the half-hour mark. Manor Farm scored again to make it 2-1 but the scores were soon even again after Beades' shot was saved and Leon Taswell followed in for the rebound.Minutes later, Taswell grabbed another to give his side a 3-2 lead going into the break.A Manor Farm leveller set up a nail-biting finale with 15 minutes left to play. But is was player manager Yeo's last-gasp spot kick that was the finale footnote in a thrilling contest.Ilfracombe will play Dawlish Town at home in the semi-final on Tuesday, April 8.On Saturday, they will get a chance to twist the knife when they visit Bristol Manor in the league. On Tuesday, they are away to Street.Meanwhile, Bideford bowed out of the Les Phillips Cup on Saturday with a 1-0 defeat away to Bitton.Bideford are at home to Corsham Town in the league on Saturday. On Tuesday, they are away to Chard Town.In the Western Toolstation League, another woeful home performance by Barnstaple Town sent the home supporters home scratching their heads. Barum crashed to their second defeat against Corsham Town in successive weekends, this time going down 3-0 to the league's second-placed side.Town found it difficult to put passes together and rarely troubled the visitors, who went two goals ahead within the first 20 minutes. Corsham scored a third well-deserved goal 15 minutes from time.Barnstaple will have to improve at lowly Street on Saturday. On Tuesday, they travel to league-leaders Truro City.