Bideford’s losing run continues with loss at Teignmouth

PUBLISHED: 09:36 14 December 2017

Chris Snell (left) was a try scorer for Bideford. Picture: Kevin Crowl

Chris Snell (left) was a try scorer for Bideford. Picture: Kevin Crowl

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Penalties proved costly for Bideford as they fell to their 10th defeat of the season

Bideford’s losing run in Tribute South West One West continued when they went down 26-21 at Teignmouth.

Games against other sides in the bottom half of the table are on Bideford’s to-win target list – and hopes were high at Bitton Park when the visitors were 10-6 and 18-16 up.

Penalties proved costly for Bideford though, and Teignmouth cashed in with kicks to snatch the win.

Bideford are not in the bottom three yet, but need a win against hit-and-miss Bridgwater and Albion this Saturday to be sure of staying clear of the danger zone over Christmas.

Bradley Goaman, Bideford’s team manager, said while injuries are an on-going problem that’s not why the team lost at Teignmouth.

“Teignmouth were not great, but we gave them the game,” said Goaman.

“We gifted them three penalties in front of the posts and they kicked them.

“Our discipline has to be sharper in future as it is costing us games.

“We had chances but in Teignmouth’s third of the field, but we weren’t clinical enough and didn’t finish.”

Goaman is optimistic looking ahead as he can see players returning.

“We have at least six back after Christmas and as long as we stay fit I am confident we will remain in this division,” he said.

John Mock and Chris Snell scored the tries at Teignmouth on Saturday. Snell converted one and knocked over three penalties.

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