BARNSTAPLE Town bounced back from their midweek defeat to Buckland Athletic with a 2-0 victory over Shepton Mallet in the Toolstation Western League Premier Division.
The visitors endured a shaky opening 10 minutes before Dave Pearse scored his second goal of the season.
Jed Harper-Penman helped seal the points with a screamer and Town held out for their third clean sheet in five games.
The result put Barry Yeo’s men second after the opening four league games, while Shepton slipped to their first league defeat.
Barnstaple’s next game is on Saturday in the Emirates FA Cup preliminary round where they face Evo-Stik League Southern Division One South and West side Bridgwater Town at home.
If the game ends in a draw, the replay will take place at Bridgwater on Tuesday, September 1, instead of the scheduled league match with Street.