Bideford back on form for assured Trophy win

Joseph Bulmer

Robins set up a trip to South London in the next round

BIDEFORD were in convincing form as they eased into the next round of the Carlsberg FA Trophy on Saturday.

The Robins beat Evo-Stik League Southern Division One (Central) side Beaconsfield SYCOB 2-0 in the preliminary round tie at the Sports Ground.

Substitute Ben Wood scored the first with his first touch on 66 minutes and captain Matt Hockley converted from the penalty spot with 10 minutes to go after a scintillating run by Sean Downing.

The win sets up a first qualifying round tie away to Ryman Isthmian Premier League side Carshalton Athletic in South London on October 22.