BARNSTAPLE TOWN can record their best winning streak in almost seven years tomorrow.
A victory at Oldland Abbotonians would take them to four wins in a row in the Toolstation Western League First Division.
It is not since 2006 that Barnstaple have won that many league games in succession.
Losing streaks have been more common at Mill Road in recent seasons.
But a new-look Barnstaple team under manager Tom Bulley has made a fine start in the First Division this month – beating Corsham Town (8-1), Chard Town (1-0) and Wincanton Town (1-0).
Their only defeat came in Saturday’s FA Cup tie against Premier Division side Brislington (2-0).
Barnstaple could be heading for their best start to a season since 2006 when they lost only one of their first nine games and won six in a row, including four successive away fixtures.
Steve Ebdy, now at Witheridge, scored five goals and Kevin Squire, now at Bideford, netted four.
A bad spell in February and March 2007, when they won only once in 12 games ruined Barnstaple’s good start to the campaign and they finished seventh in the Premier Division.
It is only two and a half years since Barnstaple last had a three-game winning streak in the league, beating Hallen (2-0), Street (3-0) and Brislington (1-0) in January 2011.
Barnstaple Town’s last run of more than three league wins
August 30, 2006: Barnstaple Tn 2 (Jake Crush, Shaun Goff) Torrington 0.
September 16, 2006: Barnstaple Tn 2 (Steve Blurton, Kevin Squire) Keynsham Tn 0.
September 19, 2006: Chard Tn 1 Barnstaple Tn 2 (Steve Ebdy 2).
September 30, 2006: Calne Tn 1 Barnstaple Tn 3 (Steve Blurton, Kevin Squire, James Turner).
October 14, 2006: Welton Rov 1 Barnstaple Tn 2 (Steve Ebdy 2).
October 21, 2006: Bishop Sutton 0 Barnstaple Tn 3 (Steve Ebdy, Kevin Squire 2).