Bushin maintains fine scoring form as Tiverton pick up a point
Tiverton Town's Joe Bushin maintained his goal-a-game scoring streak in a 1-1 draw at Cirencester Town on Saturday to help Tivvy stay in the Evo-Stik League Division One South and West top frame.
Bushin took his tally to five goals in four games with his 35th-minute strike at Cirencester, scoring on the rebound after his initial effort – from Josh Concanen's cross – had been blocked.
Cirencester levelled on the stroke of half-time when Ellis Dunton converted Matt Collier's cross. Bushin – who has scored 11 goals this term – came close to wrapping the game up on 81 minutes following good work by Alex Faux and Andy Taylor.
Tiverton remain second in the table, six points behind leaders Hungerford Town ahead of tomorrow's trip to North Leigh, who lost 2-1 at Wimborne Town on Saturday.
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In the same division, Taunton Town are still waiting to score an away point following their 3-0 defeat at Abingdon United.
The Peacocks have slipped to third from bottom in the league ahead of tomorrow's derby at Paulton Rovers.
In the Premier Division, third-from-bottom Bideford rallied from 5-0 down in the 52nd minute to lose 5-3 at third-placed St Neots Town.
The Saints had led 4-0 after just 32 minutes, but Sean Joyce's Robins ended the match in the ascendancy following a double substitution and the introduction of Matt Rickard and Richard Groves.
Groves made it 5-1 from a 72nd minute free-kick before midfielder Matt Bye raced through to reduce the further reduce the deficit.
Sean Downing made it 5-3 in the minute as Bideford rocked their hosts on their heels. Skipper Matt Hockley and Downing both went close before Rob Farkins had a late shot cleared off the goal-line.
On-loan Plymouth Argyle goalkeeper Ollie Chenoweth played his third game for Frome Town in a 1-1 Premier Division draw at Stourbridge.
Buckland Athletic's top scorer Gavin Hammon smashed a 24-minute hat-trick following his half-time introduction in Saturday's 10-0 Les Phillips Western League Cup home win over Devizes Town. Liam Moseley, Dean Stevens (two penalties), Chris Wright (two), James Mudge and Danny Lewis also scored.
Ilfracombe Town progressed 2-0 against visitors Cribbs Friends Life thanks to goals by Gary Skinner and Scott Huxtable, while Willand Rovers belied their Premier Division form with a 5-1 win over Warminster Town.
Kai Fisher (two) substitute Stan Paxton (two) and Danny Jee were on target for Rovers.
In the Toolstation Western League Premier Division, Barnstaple Town lost 3-1 at home to Adrian Foster's Gillingham Town side, who moved up to third. Ethan Phillips put Barnstaple ahead in vain.