BARNSTAPLE TOWN 4 v 0 PAULTON ROVERS
Rovers hit for four
Paulton lost atBarnstaple Town after itt started so well for Paulton, but in the end they suffered their heaviest defeat of the season despite having the majority of possession.
Josh Morgam Williams twice fired over the bar and then had a shot blocked.
On 18 minutes and completely against the run of play Lloyd Gardener cut in from the right and scored with a powerful shot.
Two minutes later Barnstaple keeper Grant Fisher trying to catch a cross appeared to drop the ball into his own net. The referee declared that he had been pushed into the net by a Rovers player much to the team's annoyance.
Paulton continued to press however Barum should have added to the score as Chris ibbeson headed wide with the goal at his mercy.
The home sides long ball policy made dividend's on 37 minutes as Jordan Charran fasten on to a ball by Jordan Walton to shoot home.
On the restart a free kick was palmed away by Fisher and cleared by defenders.
Paulton should have pulled a goal back on the hour when Josh Cann crossed from th left and Dave Sims was wide of the target.
Missing the target was to undo the visitors as Mario Mateus turned and his volley hit the crossbar on 69 minutes.
Rovers keeper Andy Hannah pulled a series of saves from the impressive Gardener.
The officials were penalising minor offences and not least as Barntaple defender clearly through a punch at Paulton sub Jack Ball. Arsene Wenger would be proud!
With three minutes left Walton drove forward to grab a third and in time added on sub Fletcher Williams pick up a loose ball on the edge of the box to make 4-0.