Barnstaple kick off National League Two South campaign with Wimbledon win
PUBLISHED: 09:02 06 September 2017 | UPDATED: 09:02 06 September 2017
Barum beat league newcomers on opening day
Jordan Petherbridge led Barnstaple’s points parade as they sent National League Two South new boys Wimbledon crashing to a 33-13 defeat on the season’s opening day.
The lead changed hands several times in the first half before Barnstaple got in front at 12-10.
Once in the lead there was no stopping Barnstaple, who were 19-10 up at the break and shot clear in the second half.
Petherbridge had a busy first half, converting tries by Nat Bayet and Will Topps, but missing one scored by Winston James.
The second half started with a Wimbledon penalty to make it 19-13, but that was as close as they got.
Petherbridge converted his own try on 50 minutes – and repeated the feat on 64 minutes to put the result beyond any doubt.
Barnstaple can expect a tougher game this Saturday when Redruth visit Pottington, fresh from demolishing Old Reds 58-10 in their first game.
Kick-off is at 2.30pm.