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Yate 2 Bideford 0 - Match Report

3 months ago By Lawrence Wortman

Bluebells continue their good start to the season

Report by John Davis and Lawrence Wortman

Nick Peare's 'magic moment' topped off a comfortable win for the home side who, with two victories from two games, have hit the season running.

The visitors from North Devon enjoyed their share of possession but Lewis Thomas was rarely troubled in the home goal and with better finishing, especially in the first half, the scoreline might have been greater.

Ross Langworthy proved to be a thorn in Bideford's side during the first half as he constantly got free down the left-hand side. First he set up a shooting chance for Olly Mehew, which Steve Oliver pushed away, and then the winger cut inside to hit the post with a shot across the face of the goal.

More chances followed. Adam Price got a shot on target after a searching through ball from Peare and Mehew's goal-bound shot was blocked after more good work from Price. Langworthy's cross then fizzed across the box with Price just failing to get a touch on the far post.

Bideford had to wait until ten minutes before the break for their first real chance when a Ben Carter blast from the edge of the box was gathered by Thomas at the second attempt.

Langworthy's persistence was rewarded right at the start of the second half. A quick break from the half-way line saw him fed by Jack Twyman and and he took the ball on a few paces before driving it along the ground and into the far corner.

Peare shot wide after Oliver had been forced to punch the ball away under pressure and another shot from Langworthy on the left was blocked when it looked as if it might squeeze in on the near post.

The best was still to come, Peare netting the decisive second goal on 83 minutes with a looping shot from well inside his own half that dropped into net with Oliver way out of position. Goal of the season? Well, it's going to take some effort to beat it.

All round, a well balanced team performance with Langworthy always a threat up front, Price and Joe Guest hardworking in midfield and the defence solid with Josh Ford particularly notable for his ability in the air.

Yate next turn their attention to the FA Cup this weekend with an away trip to Cheddar, followed by the local derby with Mangotsfield on Bank Holiday Monday. Let's hope the winning start to the season continues!

Man of the Match : Nick Peare. Attendance: 125

Yate Town: Thomas, Evans, Keightly, Peare, Ford, Hitchings, Price (Kamara 85 minutes), Guest, Mehew (Spruce 75 minutes), Langworthy (Sims-Burgess 80 minutes), Twyman.

Updated 12:58 - 23 Sep 2018 by Sebastian Parker

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