Barnstaple ship 50 to Taunton in National League Two South

PUBLISHED: 18:35 08 January 2018 | UPDATED: 18:42 08 January 2018

Barnstaple v Taunton Titans. Picture: Bob Collins

Barnstaple v Taunton Titans. Picture: Bob Collins

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Visitors put up 43 unanswered points in 10th defeat of the season

Barnstaple v Taunton Titans. Picture: Bob Collins Barnstaple v Taunton Titans. Picture: Bob Collins

Barnstaple will be sick of the sight of Taunton after conceding the double to them following a 53-12 hammering at Pottington Road.

Hopes were high of getting some sort of revenge after a 50-3 drubbing at Hyde Park in September.

And when Barum opened the scoring on five minutes with a corner try by Luke Berry, hopes were still high. But not for long.

Taunton raced into a 36-5 lead and by the time Barum scored again the visitors had 43 points on the board.

Barnstaple v Taunton Titans. Picture: Bob Collins Barnstaple v Taunton Titans. Picture: Bob Collins

Ryan Lee ran back an interception try that Gwyn Parks converted for a 43-12 deficit.

Titans could afford the indulgence of losing two men to the sin-bin for ill-discipline as they were not going to be caught in the time remaining.

Defeat drops Barnstaple down to 12th in a table of 16. They are 13 points clear of the relegation places going into this Saturday’s 600-mile round trip to Suffolk to face Bury St Edmonds.

Barnstaple v Taunton Titans. Picture: Bob Collins Barnstaple v Taunton Titans. Picture: Bob Collins

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