Barnstaple prove too strong for the Seasiders

PUBLISHED: 14:48 21 October 2015 | UPDATED: 14:48 21 October 2015

Tyler Davis.

Tyler Davis.


Clevedon Town suffered defeat at high-scoring Barnstaple.

Barnstaple Town 4

Clevedon Town 0

Having scored seven goals in their last game, Barnstaple started this game looking to continue in a similar fashion.

Town keeper Fraser McDiarmid made a good save in the third minute, before a great challenge from Joe Ellie prevented another score. At the other end, Jake Harris had a couple of shots well saved.

Barnstaple took the lead in the 35th minute after Jacob Staines was dispossessed by Scott Huxtable, who released Ryan Turner to cross for Dave Pearse to turn the ball home.

Five minutes later, Ibz Diallo collected the ball wide on the left and passed inside to Sam Groves, whose shot went wide.

Clevedon were forced into a defensive change at the start of the second half when Jake Buxtonwas replaced by Tyler Davis.

The visitors were still trying to adjust to the change when Barnstaple doubled their lead on 47 minutes. A long ball from the back found Turner, who lobbed the ball over McDiarmid.

Soon after, another long ball from the back found Turner and he was able to cut inside and shoot past McDiarmid to make it 3-0.

Clevedon tried to get back into the game and in the 61st minute, a Groves free-kick was deflected just wide of the post, before Davis crossed to the near post where Will Manning’s first-time shot was pushed onto the post by Steven Oliver.

On 90 minutes, Barnstaple completed the scoring when a clearance from Oliver found Turner and he played in Ross Jones to slip the ball passed McDiarmid to make the final score 4-0.

Clevedon Town man of the match was Ben Murray.

Clevedon Town: F McDiarmid, J Buxton (T Davis 46), J Staines, W Sneddon-Coombes, B Murray (c) (J Morgan 76), J Ellis, W Manning, I Diallo, A Buckley (R Gissing 68), J Harris, S Groves.

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