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Bovey high on confidence after enjoying third straight victory

By Herald Express  |  Posted: February 21, 2013

HAY HO: Hayden Roe scored twice for Bovey Tracey last weekend

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BOVEY TRACEY travel to Falmouth Town on Saturday (3pm) high on confidence after securing their third successive league away win against Launceston last weekend.

Falmouth, like Bovey, are in the mix of six teams fighting to get away from the foot of the Premier Division table, which is currently propped up by Penzance.

Recent results and performances have increased the gap between Bovey and Penzance to 22 points – while 14th-placed Bovey are now just 11 points behind 10th-placed Ivybridge.

For the second game in a row, Bovey came from a goal down to secure the three points, with two goals from Hayden Roe and another from Jared Lewington in a 3-1 victory.

Bovey manager Ryan German and assistant Micky Hunt were forced to deliver a half-time rollocking after a poor first half at Pennygillam, but were full of praise for the player's response.

German said: "We started very brightly in the first 20 minutes before we conceded a harsh penalty, and I noticed the players switched off.

"But we came in at half time knowing we hadn't played to the level we can and in the second half, played with a totally different attitude and approached the game with more motivation and determination than Launceston in wanting to win and scored three excellent goals."

Hunt also said the team were a different side in the second half, adding: "At half time, me and Ryan gave the players a bit of a rollocking – but they responded in the second half.

"We've got a tremendous team spirit and they're a great bunch of lads. Every single one of them is walking through brick walls for us at the moment."

Even Launceston manager Leigh Cooper praised Bovey afterwards, admitting: "We can have no real complaints. Our goals were conceded from silly mistakes from all areas and Bovey were much improved since we last saw them."

Bovey will be without the dynamic midfield running of Lewington this weekend, as he begins a suspension from his sending off against Bodmin Town two weeks ago.

It was the former Kingskerswell and Chelston player who clipped Launceston's Sam Davey in the first half to give away a penalty.

Davey took the penalty himself and sent it straight down the middle of Tom Brooks' goal for 1-0.

Chasing Launceston's lead, Bovey hit back on 59 minutes with Roe's first of two, neatly placed under Dan Stevenson's body after a through ball from Lewington.

Bovey took the lead 10 minutes from time when Lewginton was the fastest to react when skipper Dan Taylor's cross-shot hit Stevenson's crossbar.

Then it was 3-1 on 83 minutes when Roe curled a 25-yard free-kick around the Launceston wall.

Deep into injury time, Launceston were awarded a second penalty after a tackle by Kieran Light but this time Brook guessed the right way from Davey's effort.

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