Beer first team suffer heavy defeat at hands of table-topping Tiverton Town

PUBLISHED: 16:08 02 December 2014 | UPDATED: 16:08 02 December 2014

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Beer suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of league leaders Tiverton Reserves on Saturday, writes Richard Honnor.

Tivvy controlled the game from start to finish enjoying 80 per cent of the possession. Beer’s only real chance of getting into the match was to deny the home side the space to play their free-flowing football but as hard as they tried, Beer were unable to achieve this on the large Tiverton pitch.

Beer’s best effort came in the opening minutes when Chris Long’s clever chip from the left wing looked a certain goal with the home keeper stranded only to be cleared off the line by a Tivvy defender. After that, with in-form striker James Melville unavailable for the game, the Fisherman carried very little threat up-front despite the efforts of hard-working John Cooper and Pedro Fontes. Goals came at regular intervals and Tiverton went in 2-0 up at half-time. Beer briefly threatened to pull one back early in the second period but after ex-Albion winger, Adam Wakely scored Tivvy’s third goal, the best of the match, the game was virtually over. Two further goals from the home side sealed Beer’s fate.

For the Fisherman, centre-backs Richard Walker and Kieran Love played well in the face of a continuous onslaught. Keeper Jones made some good saves and Ollie Page again showed promise at left back.

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