Bideford’s woes continue with defeat to Drybrook

PUBLISHED: 12:27 23 January 2018 | UPDATED: 12:27 23 January 2018

Bideford Prop Forward George Snell gets bungled into touch agonisingly inches short of the try line. Picture: Kevin Crowl

Bideford Prop Forward George Snell gets bungled into touch agonisingly inches short of the try line. Picture: Kevin Crowl

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Bideford's No.8 Sam Griffin shows attacking intent against Drybrook. Picture: Kevin Crowl Bideford's No.8 Sam Griffin shows attacking intent against Drybrook. Picture: Kevin Crowl

Bideford’s worries in South West One West deepened when they went down 44-0 at home to second-placed Drybrook.

Having lost 113-7 to the same opposition earlier in the season, Bideford were a little wary going into the game.

Drybrook led 15-0 at the break and pulled away in the second half to win by a distance, albeit not as heavily as first time round.

Bideford had six regulars missing and lost scrum-half T J Hyam with a shoulder injury that is likely to rule him out for the rest of the season.

Bideford move forward from a scrum. Picture: Kevin Crowl Bideford move forward from a scrum. Picture: Kevin Crowl

“That’s nine first team players out now with injuries,” said team manager Bradley Goaman.

“We only have a small squad and I have never known a season with so many injuries.”

Defeat drops Bideford to fourth from bottom in a division with three relegation places.

It does not get any easier for Bideford this Saturday as they are due to entertain leaders University of Exeter.

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