Monday, September 2, 2013
Barnstaple lose pre-season match to Redruth as under-16s beat local rivals in league opener
Barnstaple Chiefs were defeated 10-8 by Redruth in their final pre-season match before the start of the National League 3 South West season.
The Cornish visitors were given a stern test by Barum, who kick off their league campaign on Saturday against Redingensians.
But there was good news for Barnstaple’s under 16s, as they ran out 31-12 against Bideford in the opening game of the Devon U16 Fisherman’s League.
Two tries from Matt Morrish, plus scores from Tom Clark, Harry Bayliss and Will Knill saw Barum’s youngsters comfortably home, despite a late effort from Frasier Priest for the visitors.