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Goals keep coming for in-form Barnstaple Town

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: August 28, 2014

By Andrew Jones

Dave Pearse scores his second goal in Barnstaple Town's 5-1 Toolstation Western League win over Cheddar. Picture: Jay Smith

Dave Pearse scores his second goal in Barnstaple Town's 5-1 win over Cheddar. Picture: Jay Smith

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GOAL hungry Barnstaple Town cannot stop scoring in the Toolstation Western League – but manager Barry Yeo is just happy with the points.

A 5-1 win over Cheddar on Tuesday night took their tally to 19 in the last three First Division games.

It followed the 6-1 win at Portishead Town last week and Saturday's 8-0 thrashing of Westbury United when midfielder Jack Jenkins scored a hat-trick.

Barnstaple might even have passed the 20 mark as they played some fine attacking football under the Mill Road floodlights this week.

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"You could say it could have been eight, nine or 10 but it's not about that for me," said Yeo.

"It's a cliché but the result is what's important and if someone had offered me 1-0 I would have snapped their hand off."

The nine points those goals earned have lifted Barnstaple to third place in the table and banished the memories of successive home defeats to league leaders Wincanton Town and Witheridge, in the FA Cup, earlier this month.

"Even the lads who came on (from the bench) are really hungry," said Yeo. "They all want to be playing and be a part of it.

"But we all know we're not even out of August yet – the season is never going to be won now.

"Speak to me in three months when we've still got the same players buzzing."

The home fans will be hoping for more goals on Saturday when Barnstaple host second-from-bottom Radstock Town.

That match is followed by a trip to Wells City on Tuesday.

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