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Cirencester Town 0 - 3 Tiverton Town

   Monday 30/08/1999   Southern League First Division
Nigel Davis

Recalled striker Pete Varley celebrated his return with a double-blast to enhance Tivvy´s Dr Martens League Western Division promotion credentials.
Pete Varley was handed his first start of the campaign at Cirencester‚ and he responded by netting twice as Tivvy romped to a 3-0 victory that lifted Tivvy into fourth spot.
"Pete came into the side and did really well‚" praised Martin Rogers.
"He missed the start of the season after getting married. He only got back from honeymoon just before the first game. "But Pete worked hard‚ caused Cirencester a lot of problems and grabbed a couple of goals."
Martyn Rogers and Cirencester counterpart Ray Baverstock were both infuriated by a catalogue of controversial refereeing decisions. Martyn Rogers said‚ "There was a last-minute change of referee and he never got a grip at all‚ Cirencester are a physical outfit and there were a few tackles flying in. A lot of stuff went unpunished and it became a bit of a free-for-all‚ But I was happy with the way we stood up for ourselves."
Tivvy also welcomed back defenders Micky Fallon and Paul Tatterton following a calf injury and suspension respectively.
Tivvy seized the lead just before the interval when Pete Varley finished coolly following good work by Steve Ovens‚ who´s shot could only be parried by the keeper. Pete then made it 2-0 from Kevin Nancekivell´s unselfish 58th minute pass.
Then on 67 minutes Steve Daly promptly increased the deficit from the penalty spot following a foul on Nancekivell.
And goalkeeper Paul Edwards clinched Tiverton´s victory on 60 minutes with a smart spot-kick save from Gary Marshall after Darren Tallon was penalised for a push.
Line up: Edwards‚ Fallon‚ Saunders‚ Tatterton‚ Tallon‚ Rogers‚ Nancekivell‚ Varley‚ Ovens‚ Daly‚ Blamey.
Subs: Everett (Ovens 73)‚ Pete Conning (Daly 85)‚ Richardson (Varley 84).
Match info: Roy Futcher

This report ©1999 Nigel Davis

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