Barum battered by leaders Lydney

PUBLISHED: 12:33 04 March 2014 | UPDATED: 12:33 04 March 2014

Barnstaple were kept out for the first time this season against Lydney. PHOTO: Bob Collins

Barnstaple were kept out for the first time this season against Lydney. PHOTO: Bob Collins

Copyright©Bob Collins 2014

Barnstaple 0-51 Lydney

LYDNEY showed why they are top of the table and Barnstaple are meandering around in mid-table with a clinical display to win 51-0 at Pottington.

This was Barum’s heaviest losing margin of the season, eclipsing the 55-10 reversal at Bracknell last month and their first lock out of the campaign.

In fact it was Barum’s worst defeat since losing 72-17 to London Irish Amateurs a year ago to the day.

And it was the first time since an 8-0 loss to Taunton in January 2008 that Barnstaple had failed to score in a league game.

Other than in the tight where they had parity with the leaders, Barnstaple were second best just about everywhere.

They are still without play-maker Steve Perry at stand-off due to injury and skipper Ryan Carter in the backline, which didn’t help them.

Lydney knew where points came from and when they got into the final third of the field inevitably they banked something

Two Tony Wicks penalties got Lydney going then he converted a try on the run for wingman Josh Hannam.

Charlie Vine was next over and almost had a second before Linford Brock brought him down. The ball came back to flanker Adam Wheeler, who crashed over.

Sam Arnott took the score to 30-0 at the break with the bonus-point try.

There were three more tries in the second half, all converted by Wicks.

Prop Steve Price got one and Hannam crossed twice to complete his hat-trick.

Barum had their moments – Brock and Will Topps going close – but it wasn’t their day.

Barum are away to Old Patesians this Saturday.

Other Sport Stories

Wed, 10:18

This week’s Carlsberg South West Peninsula League round-up

Read more
Wed, 10:09

The Bideford manager on Tucker and Saturday’s 5-0 win over Swindon Supermarine

Read more
Tue, 15:37

The second phase of the £3.2million complex was opened on Saturday

Read more
Mon, 17:01

A slow first half cost Barum in Suffolk on Saturday

Read more
Mon, 16:54

Bideford let a half-time lead at Cullompton slip in Tribute South West One West

Read more
Mon, 16:48

This week’s Cornwall and Devon League, Devon One and Devon Two round-up

Read more
Mon, 14:06

Walking footballers get back on track in Devon Walking Football League with four wins

Read more
Saturday, January 13, 2018

Downing’s 100th goal for the Robins overshadowed by four of the best from Ben Seymour

Read more
Saturday, January 13, 2018

Barum looked on course for a point against Cinderford Town until an 87th minute header

Read more

Most Read Sport

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 6°C

Useful Links

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
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

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

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications