Wallker at the double as Beer net fabulous win at Barnstaple Town

16:01 10 April 2012

Footbal generic picture

Footbal generic picture

Archant

Barnstaple Town 1, Beer Albion 2

The Fishermen chalked up their finest away success of the season with a richly deserved win in North Devon.

Prior to their trip up the North Devon Link Road Beer had won just three other away games, and they had lost to a late goal when Barum visited Furzebrake earlier in the season.

The Fishermen had to come from behind to win the game as they trailed to an early home goal before Richard Walker levelled things up 15 minutes before half-time.

After the break the game got very stretched and was played from end to end.

Beer had what looked a good call for a penalty rejected by the match official when James Melville was bundled over, but they were left celebrating with eight minutes to go when Walker rifled in his second, a delightful volley from the edge of the area, to seal victory.

Boss Phil Crabb said: “We deserved it. They (Barum) were a good side, but I felt over the 90 minutes we were worthy of victory. The penalty shout looked a good one and we did feel hard done by so we felt justice was done with the late winner.”

Beer have three to play.

They are back in action on Saturday week (April 21) with a trip to Clyst Valley and then go to Thorverton the following Saturday before bringing the curtain down on their season with a May 9, Furzebrake game against Willand Rovers Reserves.

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 17:53

Axminster are staring down the barrel of relegation to C Division East after a 68-run home defeat to Chudleigh.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

Kilmington sit proudly top of the Tolchards League C Division East after a terrific 91-run win at Cullompton.

Read more
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Somerset Rebels versus Plymouth Devils Speedway action. Picture Ian Hitchcock

As the saying goes, all good things come to an end, and so it proved last night at the Oak Tree Arena, as ‘Cases’ Somerset Rebels unbeaten home run came to an end with a shock defeat at the hands of local rivals the Plymouth Devils, writes Dave Thompson.

Read more
Friday, July 31, 2015
The first ladies home at the Honiton tri-athlon were a team of sisters, Olivia,Rebecca and Demelza Higginson from Honiton. Ref mhh 1727-31-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

The Honiton 2015 Triathlon proved to be a roaring success.

Read more
Friday, July 31, 2015
The Ottery team that won the Jubillee Cup at Lyme Regis; (left to right) Mike Smith, John Ward, Steve Hall and Terry House

Ottery St Mary sent a team of four to compete once again for the Lyme Regis Bowls Club organised Jubilee Cup, and the quartet returned with the shield.

Read more
Friday, July 31, 2015
Sidmouth's Matt Cooke on his way to a half century at home to Paignton. Ref shsp 1629-31-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth batsman Matt Cooke, after many ‘near-things’, finally crossed the coveted line and chalked up his first league century for the Fortfield side’s 1st XI, writes Stephen Birley.

Read more
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Exeter Falcons management Rob Doran (left) and Alan Spencer

More than 100 Exeter Falcons fans attended a packed public meeting to hear prospective promoters Rob Doran and Alan Spencer announce that they had found a site for a new track, writes Tony Lethbridge.

Read more
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Neil Matson and Vela Fresca leaving Ponta Delgada at the start of the return leg of the Azores and Back race

Two members of the Exe Sailing Club, Neil Matson in Vela Fresca and Jeremy Moore in Redeye, recently completed the famous and well-established Azores and Back Race (AZAB) ocean sailing race.

Read more
Thursday, July 30, 2015

Exmouth sailor Stevie Morrison has been involved in a race with a difference this past week.

Read more
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Axminster bowlers enjoyed an excellent win at Wrington (Bristol), bagging success on three of the four rinks played on their way to an 88-71 victory, writes David Harris.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 17°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition today E-edition


Honiton's trusted business finder