Deadly duo punish Robins a second time

10:07 16 April 2014

Bideford AFC

Bideford AFC

Archant

Title-chasing Chesham end Bideford’s promotion hopes.

THEY were the thorns in Bideford’s side in a 2-2 draw back on the opening day of the season – and Chesham United’s James Potton and Drew Roberts were the undoing of Bideford again on Saturday.

The second-placed Calor Southern League Premier Division side’s leading scorers were on target in a 4-1 win at the Sports Ground.

It was defender Alex Brown who headed the visitors in front from a free-kick after 15 minutes.

But club top scorer Roberts took his tally to 38 for the season five minutes before the break, firing home after another set-piece breakdown by the hosts.

After the break, things went from bad to worse after a superb double strike by Potton.

The midfielder scored twice in seven minutes to put the game well beyond Bideford, who did manage a consolation goal through Richard Groves with five minutes to go.

With just three games to play this season, the play-offs are now out of reach for the Robins, who sit outside the top five in eighth place on 66 points.

Bideford will travel to Biggleswade Town on Saturday and will host Frome Town in their last home game of the season on Easter Monday.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other North Devon Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by North Devon Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique North Devon Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

Wed, 17:19
North Devon’s Grin ‘N’ Barum Roller Derby Girls will be hosting the next round of the 2015 British Roller Derby Championships at Bideford College on Sunday, March 29. Picture: Julie Wicks

Roller Derby: North Devon’s Grin ‘N’ Barum Roller Derby Girls are hosting the next round of the 2015 British Roller Derby Championships on Sunday.

Read more
Wed, 16:30
Bideford Reserves drew 1-1 with Shamwickshire Rovers. Picture: Neil Blackburn

This week’s North Devon Gazette Football League round-up

Read more
Wed, 16:21
Will Nicholls scored the weekend winner for Barnstaple. Pic: Jay Smith

A Will Nicholls goal extended Barnstaple Town’s unbeaten league run to 32 games on Saturday.

Read more
Wed, 16:15
Billy Tucker

Bideford beat Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division leaders Poole Town 2-1 at the Sports Ground on Saturday.

Read more
Wed, 16:07
Barnstaple's Jordan Petherbridge in action. Picture by Bob Collins

Barnstaple’s losing run away from home continued with a 31-25 reversal at Old Patesians.

Read more
Wed, 11:45

Bideford’s A team shot splendidly at Pinhoe on Saturday, to take the event by one point from their nearest rivals, Fonthill Rifle Club, on the very last detail of the competition.

Read more
Wed, 11:44
PGA regional secretary Glenn Ross and Royal North Devon general manager Mark Evans celebrate the announcement of the new PGA Tournament at the historic club.

The Royal North Devon Golf Club (RND) has announced it is to host a brand-new PGA golf tournament, to be held on October 6-7.

Read more
Wed, 11:44
The Reds girls Junior 16 quad.

Young Bideford Reds rowers were able to follow in the lengths of Olympians when they competed in the National Sculling Head competition.

Read more
Wed, 11:33

Five primary schools took part in annual netball and football competitions organised by local police.

Read more
Wed, 11:33
Pete Hiscock of North Tawton with his superb 10lb 4 Blakewell brown trout.

North Devon’s angling column with Tony Gussin...

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 8°C

Most Read Sport

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition today E-edition



North Devon's trusted business finder