Hard work has got Barnstaple Town firing again, says manager Barry Yeo

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BARNSTAPLE Town have “stuck to their guns” in order to turn their form around.

A 1-0 victory over Wimborne Town means they are unbeaten in four games.

That is their best run since they were promoted to Evo-Stik League Southern last season.

Manager Barry Yeo insisted it was points, not performances, that had changed from a side who had lost nine out of 10 league games.

“We have never been far away,” said Yeo. “You can tell that when you look at our results. I was getting sick and tired of losing by the odd goal.

“We haven’t chopped and changed, sulked and moaned, we have stuck to our guns and put in the hard work.

“If you keep working and keep believing you get your just rewards. There’s been a turnaround in results more than performances.”

Barnstaple have used a back four in recent weeks having previously lined up in a 3-5-2 formation – but Yeo (pictured) stressed the formation does not make the team.

“Whatever system you play it is the players that could fail the system not the system failing the players,” he said.

“We have gone to a back four, but I think we only won one game before the last few weeks with a back four and all our others were with a back three. You have to be versatile in this league.”

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