Barnstaple Town 2 – 1 Ilfracombe Town

Barnstaple Town 2 – 1 Ilfracombe Town – A competitive pre-season encounter.

 

Both sides exchanged chances in the early stages, Alex Montgomery shot over after good approach play from George Nancekivell and Jordan Charran.

Simon Townsend went close for the visitors but his shot was deflected wide by Jake Welsh .

Barnstaple took the lead on fifteen minutes, a threw ball from Neil Last was latched on to by Charran who cooly finished the move off scoring past the advancing keeper.

Ilfracombe pushed for the equaliser with Townsend and Sam Box going close. It was no surprise when Joe Seldon equalised for the visitors turning home a corner from close range.

Barnstaple regained the lead early in the second half as Charran was fouled inside the box and sub Kyle Darragh converted the resulting spot kick sending the keeper the wrong way.

Barnstaple had chances to extend the lead with last hitting the post from distance and also Charran and the industrious Nancekivell going close.

Smart work from Barnstaple keeper Rob Holmes right at the death prevented Ilfracombe drawing level for a second time.

STAR MAN GEORGE NANCEKIVELL – Barnstaple Town

 

Barnstaple Team: Rob Holmes, Jake Welsh, Alex Montgomery, Neil Last, Joe Crook, Mike Humphries, Ross Middleton, Dejan Maric, George Nancekivell, Alfie Moulden, Jordan Charran

Subs: Will Pinnick, Ben Paul, Jordan Jones, Kyle Darragh, Ross Jones

 

 

Dave Stadon

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