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Preview at Mill Marsh Park: Bovey Tracey v Torpoint Athletic


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RESPONSE EXPECTED AS GERMAN LOOKS TO GET BACK TO WINNING WAYS

BOVEY TRACEY Manager Ryan German is set to ring the changes this weekend as he expects a better response from their disappointing 4-1 South Devon Derby defeat against rivals Liverton United. The Moorlanders face Torpoint Athletic only 1 place and 5 points clear of Bovey, having played one more game.

Suffering only their second defeat in twelve games last week, Bovey had the better of the first half and took the lead early in the second. The momentum dropped as soon as Liverton hit back and took control from then on in. Player injuries have forced key players off in recent games which has been a factor in the team's performance being slightly disappointing; Assistant Manager Micky Hunt commenting that Friday was his worst defeat tasted since being at the club and wants the squad to bounce back. But the Moorlanders still face 6 more key games after Saturday to complete the 2012/13 season as German and Hunt aim to finish positive to build on for next season.

Torpoint meanwhile, will arrive wanting to extend the gap between themselves and Bovey sitting clear of the bottom four in the table. Manager Darren Edwards will hope the scoring form of pacy striker Mike Roberts continues, the striker being a regular name on Torpoint's scoresheets.

Edwards and his assistant Karl Curtis will take a positive from the fact that their side have conceded an average of only 2.1 in all away games scoring in all but 4 of their 13 trips, 2 of them ending in 0-0 draws. But Torpoint themselves have endulged into a good run of form, unbeaten in 7 games home and away; their last defeat coming at home to St Blazey in February whom they beat away in March.

Torpoint continue without the services of central defender Dave Smith who has suffered a broken collerbone, which looks to have forced him out for the rest of the season. Also out was Matt Budd with a back injury but may have recovered in time.

Bovey Tracey (from): T Brooks, C Walters, K Fisher, R Jones, T Arnold, E Plackett, A Sanderson, R Stanbridge, J Lewington, L Head, L Plackett, H Roe, J Micklewright, D O'Donaghue, D Maric, L Pascoe, K Light

Torpoint Athletic (from): D Batten/S Borthwick, S White, G Williams, D Hicks, P Baker, L Avis-Riordan, J Fenwick, J Alexander, L Kershaw, T Payne, D Lorimer, G Welsh, L Thornton, K Curtis, M Budd

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