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Slimbridge
Bideford
Turl (32'), M Thomas (48'), Turner (72'), Birkett (80')
Full time
B Seymour (15' Pen), K Squire (60'), A Thomas (81' OG)
Sat 21 Apr 15:00 - The Evo-Stik South - West Attendance 98

SLIMBRIDGE 4 BIDEFORD 3

ROBINS PLAYOFF HOPES DENTED BY SWANS

Bideford’s playoff hopes suffered a blow on Saturday with a 4-3 defeat at struggling Slimbridge.

Slimbridge, who needed a win to be sure of survival from relegation, came out on top in a real rollercoaster encounter at Thornhill Park. It was perhaps a game too far for The Robins who were playing their fourth game in a week and must now win three games in just five days to guarantee a playoff spot.

Bideford took the lead on 15 minutes after Ben Seymour was fouled in the box and The Robins’ top scorer got up to put away the spot kick for his 23rd goal of the season. Slimbridge levelled just past the half hour mark as Sam Turl headed in at the back post from a Henry Birkett corner. The hosts got themselves in front early in the second half as Marley Thomas found the net after Steve Oliver had parried Dean Turner’s initial effort. Bideford equalised on the hour as Kevin Squire headed home from a corner for his 99th goal for the club.

Slimbridge vs Bideford - 21/04/18
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Turner then headed Slimbridge back in front from a Jamie Martin cross and as Bideford pressed for another equaliser they were caught out on the break as Adam Mace squared for Birkett to finish. The Robins pulled one back almost instantly as Ben Wood's in-swinging corner went directly in thanks to an Adam Thomas mistake but Bideford were unable to find a late leveller and were left to rue a real missed opportunity in the playoff race.

Bideford: Oliver, Hancox (Turner 59), Allan, Mayne, Wood, Sampson, Bye (Reed 46), Western, Downing, Squire, Seymour. Subs: Reed, Turner, Harrison.

Goals
Slimbridge: Turl 32, M Thomas 48, Turner 72, Birkett 80
Bideford: Seymour 15p, Squire 60, Wood 81

Attendance: 98

Thank you to Steve Wing for the photography

Key moments

15:00
Scored Penalty Ben Seymour scores a penalty for Bideford
32:00
Goal Turl scores for Slimbridge
48:00
Goal M Thomas scores for Slimbridge
60:00
Goal Kevin Squire scores for Bideford
72:00
Goal Turner scores for Slimbridge
80:00
Goal Birkett scores for Slimbridge
81:00
Own Goal A Thomas scores an own goal

Videos and photos

Slimbridge vs Bideford - 21/04/18
9 photos

Highlights

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81:00 Own Goal 4 - 3
A Thomas scores an own goal
80:00 Goal 4 - 2
Birkett scores for Slimbridge
72:00 Goal 3 - 2
Turner scores for Slimbridge
60:00 Goal 2 - 2
Kevin Squire scores for Bideford
48:00 Goal 2 - 1
M Thomas scores for Slimbridge
End of period 1
32:00 Goal 1 - 1
Turl scores for Slimbridge
15:00 Scored Penalty 0 - 1
Ben Seymour scores a penalty for Bideford
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Slimbridge
  • Bideford
  • 0
  • Ben Seymour Scored Penalty 15:00'
  • Turl Goal 32:00'
  • M Thomas Goal 48:00'
  • Kevin Squire Goal 60:00'
  • Turner Goal 72:00'
  • Birkett Goal 80:00'
  • A Thomas Own Goal 81:00'

Team selection

Oliver, Steve Oliver, Steve
Hancox, Will Hancox, Will
Allan, Craig Allan, Craig
Downing, Sean Downing, Sean
Mayne, James Mayne, James
Wood, Ben Wood, Ben
Sampson , Ian Sampson , Ian
Carter, Ben Carter, Ben
Squire, Kevin Squire, Kevin
Seymour, Ben Seymour, Ben
Bye, Matt Bye, Matt
Slimbridge
  • 1. A Thomas
  • 2. Turl
  • 3. Payne
  • 4. Pring
  • 5. Twyman
  • 6. Turner
  • 7. Ward
  • 8. Birkett
  • 9. Mbunga
  • 10. Martin
  • 11. M Thomas
  • 12. Mace
  • 13. Mannings
  • 14. Driver-Dickerson

League round up

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1
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Wimborne Town
Barnstaple Town
1
3
0
5
Swindon Supermarine
Cirencester Town
3
2
0
2
Evesham United
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2
1
Taunton Town
2
1
Bristol Manor Farm
Winchester City
2
0

League table

# Team Pl Pts
6. Didcot Town 42 73
7. Cirencester Town 42 73
8. Bideford 42 72
9. Bristol Manor Farm 42 69
10. AFC Totton 42 66
11. Winchester City 42 61
12. Kidlington 42 57

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