Tipton St John all set for first home league game of season


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Tipton St John were 3-1 winners when they travelled into Exeter to meet Priory in a Macron League Division Three game.

The first half of the match at saw two teams ‘test’ each other out, but neither seemed able to get a serious foothold in the contest.

That all changed early in the second half when the home side took the lead, but Tipton did not take long to hit back and they went on to win in a degree of comfort with their three goals coming from Ian Pring, Hayden Banfield and Dave Johnson.

Tipton play-coach Dale Strawbridge said: “We were punished for a slow start to the second half, but quickly responded to the set back of them scoring and went on to win well. Confidence is high and we are all looking forward to this Saturday’s game with Pinhoe.”

Tipton’s away form this season is flawless as they have won all three of their away matches with a brace of league wins and a Bill Slee Cup success also.

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In terms of their league campaign, Tipton are one of just four teams in the division yet to be beaten with the other sides yet to lose being table-topping 100 per cent Crediton United Reserves (played five and won five), University of Exeter and Clyst Valley Reserves – though both the latter two have played just one league game so far. Tomorrow (Saturday), Tipton are back in Bill Slee Cup action when they play their first home league game of the campaign against Clyst Valley Reserves.

The month of October sees Tipton playing away once – an October 7, trip to Pinhoe in the league followed by three straight home league games against Crediton United, Ottery St Mary and Budleigh Salterton.

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