BARNSTAPLE Town eased through to the FA Vase first round and dedicated their win to a friend of the club.
Kevin Barrow, a former Town player and friend of manager Barry Yeo and members of his squad, died last week.
The team dedicated Saturday’s 4-1 win at Ivybridge Town to his memory and there was a minute’s applause before Tuesday night’s county cup match against Buckland Athletic which ended in a 2-0 defeat.
On Saturday, Ryan Turner scored a hat-trick and strike partner Dave Pearse got the other to knock out the Carlsberg South West Peninsula League side.
“We were very good for the first 45 minutes and were 2-0 up at half-time,” said Yeo. “It could have been 5-0. We played some great football.
“We had a bad 10 minutes in the second half and they scored but they had a man sent off and we saw the game out.”
Barnstaple will be away to Horndean in the next round.
Buckland beat Barum for the second time this season to knock them out of the Edenvale Turf Devon St Luke’s Cup on Tuesday. Having won 1-0 at home in the league in August, Buckland scored twice from the penalty spot to win 2-0 at Mill Road.
Barnstaple had no complaints about the second penalty, which was awarded in the closing stages – but they were baffled by the first.
James Mayne thought Buckland had already scored when he caught the ball in the net, but the referee said it had not crossed the line and sent the Barnstaple centre-back off.
The hosts played well in the second half but were unable to find an equaliser and Buckland, who finished with 10 men themselves after a red card, scored again from the spot to book a home quarter-final against Ivybridge Town or Stoke Gabriel.