Blown away’ in windy match of misses

PUBLISHED: 13:21 26 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:22 17 June 2010

BEER Albion were involved in a classic game of two weather-governed halves when they went down 3-1 at home to Thorverton on Saturday afternoon. A windswept Furzebrake left the side with the gale at their backs holding a distinct advantage.

BEER Albion were involved in a classic game of two weather-governed halves when they went down 3-1 at home to Thorverton on Saturday afternoon.

A windswept Furzebrake left the side with the gale at their backs holding a distinct advantage. The Fishermen played their first half with the support of the elements and should have gone in with at least one goal. Luke Bartlett squandered their best chance of the half.

The miss was to prove costly as the visitors certainly made the most of their second half chances and scored three times.

Justin Adkin, who also rattled the Mid Devon side's crossbar, struck a late consolation for the home team.

Albion boss Phil Crabb said: "The wind made life extremely difficult for the side defending into it and the key to the contest was the taking of chances. We needed to score when we had the wind at our backs in the first half. The fact we went in at 0-0 left us always up against it in the second half. The overall performance was actually quite good, but that wind made a huge difference."

On Saturday, the Fishermen make the short trip to Stantaway to meet Otterton (2.15pm).

Beer Reserves did well again as they won 3-1 at UAU Exeter to continue their Intermediate One promotion bid.

By Stephen Birley

Beer Albion 1, Thorverton 3


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