Barnstaple Town suffered a second successive defeat when they were beaten 2-1 at Portishead Town this afternoon.
Four days after Chard Town ended Barnstaple’s unbeaten start to the Toolstation Western League season, Portishead doubled the disappointment.
All the goals came in the second half in a surprise result – Portishead, second from bottom in the First Division, had only won once before in their first 10 games.
Barnstaple felt they had enough opportunities in the goalless first half to have had the game won. Jed Harper-Penman scored their goal from the penalty spot in the 90th minute. Four minutes of stoppage time were played but Barum could not find an equaliser.
Wellington beat second-placed Cribbs 3-1 today to climb above Barnstaple into third. Barum are back in action on Tuesday evening with an away game against ninth-placed Wells City.