Manager Barry Yeo and assistant Karl Baggaley to take charge of 150th game at Barnstaple Town


BARNSTAPLE Town’s home clash with non-League giants Hereford on Saturday marks manager Barry Yeo and assistant Karl Baggaley’s 150th in charge.

Barum have won 97 of the 149, drawn 21 and lost 31.

They have scored 360 and conceded just 147.

“To be in charge for 150 games for the club is great for us,” said Yeo. “But it’s just a number.

“We must be doing something right to be here for that long in management, but it is not something I have thought about.

“It is not a bad game (Hereford) to have as the 150th.

“It will be a good day, but we have a job to do, we are not going to make the numbers up and will try our best to get the result we want.”

On Saturday, they booked their spot in the FA Cup first round qualifying after a dominant win at Clevedon Town.

Scott Sharp may have scored the only goal of the game as Barum ran out 1-0 winners, but the visitors were in full control throughout against their Toolstation Western League opponents.

“The only disappointing thing was that we didn’t score more,” said Yeo.

“I couldn’t fault the performance as we played very well. The wind was howling and it was horrible to play in.

“We had two goals chalked off in the first half, we hit the post, hit the bar and we deserved to get more.

“The important thing with the FA Cup is that you are still in the hat and into the next round. We went to Clevedon and did a job so were happy to get through.”

They will play Merthyr Town at home in the next round.

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