Bideford’s Devon derby with Cullompton ends in defeat

PUBLISHED: 16:54 15 January 2018 | UPDATED: 16:54 15 January 2018

The Bideford pack dominate another scrum. Picture: Kevin Crowl

The Bideford pack dominate another scrum. Picture: Kevin Crowl

Archant

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

Bideford have to pick themselves up after the 31-15 South West One defeat at Cullompton for a tough game ahead.

Second-placed Drybrook, who have only lost once all season, are the visitors this Saturday

Bideford won’t want reminding when they visited Drybrook back in September they were thrashed 113-7.

It was a depleted Bideford side that travelled to Gloucestershire and has been written off as a freak result.

Even so Bideford will have to play better than they did at Cullompton to get much out of the game.

Having been 12-10 up at half time against Cully, Bideford lost their way in the second half.

“In the first half we dominated at Cully and played some outstanding rugby and should have been 10 points clear at half time,” said Bideford team manager Bradley Goaman.

“We were not clinical enough in the second half when stupid penalties and basic errors cost us.”

Lofty centre Rob Elliott bagged both Bideford tries. Chris Snell kicked a conversion and a penalty.

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 17:06

Barnstaple’s rocky run in National League Two South continued with a 38-31 home defeat by Redingensians. But it could have been worse.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:06

Bideford grabbed a 15-all draw against the Cornish All Blacks by landing a last-gasp penalty.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:05

Torrington overpowered Wessex 24-7 in the Western Counties basement battle, although they still have a mountain to climb to stay up.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:10

North Devon’s Craig Overton has been called up to the England One-Day squad.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:09

Braunton’s Lilli Fiddes is leading the British Showjumping South West Junior Club League.

Read more
Saturday, February 17, 2018

Tommy Langford has retained his British Middleweight title.

Read more
Saturday, February 17, 2018

Barnstaple Town took a step away from potential relegation from Evo-Stik League South West this afternoon (Saturday) with three vital points.

Read more
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Yet another weekend of wet weather meant only two North Devon Football League matches took place on Saturday.

Read more
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Bideford AFC Youth’s U12 disability team have received new kit courtesy of McDonald’s.

Read more
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Igor Sliwinski’s trip to Devonport ended in the narrowest of defeats on Saturday.

Read more

Most Read Sport

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 2°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