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Penalty sends Bideford on the way to Southern League defeat

By NDJSport  |  Posted: December 15, 2012

FIRED IN: Kevin Squire gave Bideford the lead in their Evo-Stik League Southern match at Leamington.

FIRED IN: Kevin Squire gave Bideford the lead in their Evo-Stik League Southern match at Leamington.

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BIDEFORD were disappointed not to take at least a point from Leamington after matching the Evo-Stik League premier division favourites for long spells before suffering a 2-1 defeat.

Kevin Squire fired the Robins ahead in the first half from a corner by Ian Sampson.

But the match turned when Jack Furzer was judged to have handled the ball and Richard Batchelor coolly stroked the penalty home. 

The visitors made a bright start to the second half with Squire having a shot cleared off the line after combining well with Sean Downing. 

Squire also had a shot saved by Niall Cooper before Leamington grabbed the lead on the counter attack through James Husband. 

After staying in contention with a goalline block from Aaron Harper-Penman and a fine save by Paul Harper,  Bideford almost snatched  a deserved equaliser as Squire hit the post. 

Bideford return to action on Wednesday evening with a Devon St Luke's Cup tie at Elburton Villa.

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