Barometrics leave it late to spark into life and claim the victory
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FC BAROMETRICS had to come from behind twice to beat an impressive Real Whaddon side in this local derby at Clyde Crescent.
Real Whaddon flew out the blocks as expected and only two top saves from Chris Alder prevented them taking a deserved early lead.
The Barometrics side, using a new formation, struggled to cope with Real Whaddon's free-running midfielders and a long afternoon looked on the cards for Steve Cleal's men.
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Real Whaddon's early domination paid off when they took a deserved lead on 26 minutes when influential midfielder Lee Bolger bent a left footed strike into the top corner via a post after Baros failed to clear a corner properly.
The Barometrics responded in perfect fashion when Paul Hockey's 50-yard pass sent Laurence Perkins who equalised with a lob two minutes after Real Whaddon's opener.
However a defensive mix up between Alder and Soule allowed Dean Fitzpatrick to put Whaddon back in front within 40 seconds of the restart which meant they held the lead at half-time.
Early in the second half, the Barometrics draw level again as Perkins doubled his tally for the day putting the ball into the net after rounding the keeper.
Cleal's boys started enjoy large periods of possession and chances as Jack Watts and Craig Jones both went close.
The winner came from the penalty spot when midfielder Nick Giles was bought down in the box when through on goal a foul the referee deemed only to be worthy of a yellow card much to everyone's surprise..
Dan Thompson bravely stepped up to take the penalty after missing from the spot last week yet this time he made no mistake and cooly slotted it into the bottom corner.
During the remaining 20 minutes both sides had their fair share of defending and attacking to do.
With Whaddon trying hard to break down the now stubborn defence and the Barometrics themselves looking dangerous on the break although Whaddon did strike a post in the final stages it was the Baros who claimed the three points.
Cleal said: "The lads are showing a good team spirit at the moment and a never give in attitude and it has paid off today and it did last week"
"We need to start games more quickly but we are the first goal away from putting three or four goals on a team soon.
FC Barometrics play Tuffley Rovers at home on Saturday.