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Ilfracombe set for Buckland test in Western League

By NDJMark  |  Posted: January 30, 2013

Ross Middleton

Ross Middleton

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ILFRACOMBE TOWN hope to bounce back from Saturday's defeat at Winterbourne United at Buckland Athletic tonight.

After last week's victory over Barnstaple Town, the Bluebirds are set for their second Devon derby of 2013.

Manager Ross Middleton is expecting another tough test in the Toolstation Western League after the two sides shared a goalless draw at Marlborough Park in October. 

"It was a good game for a 0-0 draw," said Middleton.

 

"I thought we played brilliantly on the day and we were a bit disappointed not to get the win.

"Both teams had a good go at each other and hopefully it will be more of the same." 

Combe welcome back Craig Allan from suspension after his red card against Radstock Town in November.

Fellow defender Karl Baggaley and midfielder Kane Dryden are unavailable due to work commitments. 

Buckland, who play in Newton Abbot, were promoted from the Carlsberg South West Peninsula League last season.

They are currently ninth in the premier division but can challenge for the title by winning their games in hand.

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