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Rusty, But Feisty

TIVERTON Town manager Leigh Robinson paid tribute to his players for a stirring point-winning comeback at Swindon Supermarine on Saturday, but believes the Yellows paid the price for their recent weather-enforced inactivity.


Two goals at the death, from Dylan Jones and a Sam Turl own goal, secured a 2-2 draw at the Webbswood Stadium after the home side had scored twice early in the second half, through Jake Andrews and Liban Ibrahim.


It was Tivvy’s first game for two weeks following a slew of postponements because of waterlogged conditions, and Leigh felt that had been a factor in Yellows’ lacklustre showing.

However, he was pleased with their resilience that, supplemented by some timely substitutions, paved the way for what might yet be a vital point in Town’s bid to avoid relegation from the Pitching In Southern League Premier Division South.


“Barring the last 10 minutes, it was a seriously rusty performance today on a very heavy pitch,” he said.


“We really looked like a team who haven’t played much recently, but all credit to the players and the ‘never say die’ attitude, which got us a point in the end.

“We had a strong bench today; the subs made a big difference and we needed that at a crucial time.

“Hopefully, we can take the spirit from today into the coming fixtures, but the players know that we also need to show our quality on the ball a bit more over a longer period than we did today in order to get out of trouble.”

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