Weston proves a game too far for Bideford

Bideford's Sam Olde scored three tries as they beat Cleve on Saturday. PHOTO: Kevin Crowl Bideford's Sam Olde scored three tries as they beat Cleve on Saturday. PHOTO: Kevin Crowl

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
9:15 AM

Weston Hornets 43-24 Bideford

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

BIDEFORD’S winning run came to an end in the final game of the South West One season when they lost 43-24 to champions Weston Hornets.

Cleve had been trounced 57-10 on Saturday afternoon at King George V with Sam Olde scoring a try hat-trick in a third successive victory.

The Bank Holiday Monday trip to Weston proved a game too far for Bideford, who had problems from the start.

Two games in 48 hours put a strain on selection – and heavy traffic meant the team was delayed getting to Weston and the match kicked off half an hour late.

Bideford were soon 19-0 down, but battled back to 26-19 behind in the second half.

Weston pulled away in the last 20 minutes to complete a comfortable win.

Bideford’s try scorers were Harvey Brown, Matt Dennis and Andrew Baxter. Pat Sanders kicked three conversions and a penalty.

Olde got two in the first half to help Bideford towards a 29-0 lead in their meeting with Cleve.

James Buckland and Dave Evans got one each and there were three conversions and a penalty for Ollie Wickett.

Cleve pulled a try back through Harry Scofield, only to be hit by two in a row from Bideford for Baxter and Olde for his hat-trick.

Flanker Neil Evans, was next in for a try as Cleve got another one back.

Bideford finished with a flourish though as Chris Snell and Wickett stormed over.

Wickett converted all four tries in the second half.

Bideford are supposed to be playing Ivybridge in the Devon Intermediate Cup final before the season ends, but can’t agree a date for the game.

Devon officials said earlier this week if no agreement is reached the final will be cancelled.

ONE final that will go ahead is South Molton’s Devon Junior Cup showdown against Old Technicians this Saturday.

The game takes place at Old Techs’ Weston Mill ground in Plymouth.

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other North Devon Gazette visitors.


We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by North Devon Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Forgotten your password?


Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique North Devon Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Family notices
Subscriptions
Reader travel
Advertise
Photo Orders
Letters
Competitions
Facebook
Twitter
North Devon Football League

Join our newsletter

Local Search 24 – North Devon
Looking for a:

Location:

Search radius:

North Devon's trusted business directory