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Tiverton Town 2 - 1 Blakenall

   Saturday 04/12/1999   Southern League First Division
Nigel Davis

An excellent performance from Tivvy saw them exact revenge for their unwarrented defeat at Blakenall a month ago. Two well taken goals‚ one in each half‚ from Pete Varley and Kevin Nancekivell was enough to see off an undisciplined and awkward Blakenall side. Nothing should be taken away from them‚ they are a good side and this was their first away defeat of the season‚ but Tivvy are really finding themselves again and playing with much more confidence.

Both Kevin Nancekivell and Dominic Richardson went close to opening the scoring for Tivvy‚ but it was Blakenall who took the lead in the 15th minute when Darren Tallon‚ back from suspension‚ was dispossessed by Tyron Street who duely went on to stick in his eigth goal of the season. Tivvy continued to press forward and following a woeful clearance from Blakenall ´keeper Matt Row‚ the excellent Pete Varley picked up the ball and made no mistake in slotting the ball home for Tivvy´s well deserved equalliser.

There were numerous chances for both sides to take the lead as the game developed into a classic end to end tussle. Most notable of the chances went to Phil Everett who had three attempts go high or wide.

In the second half Tivvy dominated from the start‚ but it took until the 58th minute to make their superiority count when following an outrageous challenge on Phil Everett‚ a Pete Conning free kick was nodded back across the goal for Kevin Nancekivell to nod in his 11th goal of the season. Tivvy continued to press‚ but despite good efforts form Steve Daly‚ Phil Everett and Pete Conning‚ they were happy to settle for 2-1.

Tiverton Town: Paul Edwards‚ Luke Vinnicombe‚ Neil Saunders‚ Paul Tatterton‚ Darren Tallon‚ Pete Conning‚ Kevin Nancekivell‚ Peter Varley‚ Dominic Richardson‚ Steve Daly (Scott Rogers 90)‚ Phil Everett

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This report ©1999 Nigel Davis

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