North Petherton take a knock from Bideford
BIDEFORD defeated North Petherton 8-5 to knock the Somerset side off the top of the Western Counties table.
But in the log jam at the top of the table â€“ only six points between the top five â€“ Bideford actually slipped a place despite winning.
Torquay Athletic went past Bideford on bonus points after they walloped Exeter Saracens 34-12.
There wasnâ€™t a lot in it on paper, although Bideford team manager Dave Harris felt the scoreline should have been wider.
Said Harris: â€˜I felt we played all the rugby, especially in the first half.
â€œWe dominated in the scrums â€“ pushing them all over the place â€“ which was impressive as they are a big side.
â€œThe second half was a bit tighter and that was when they scored their tryâ€
Ollie Wickett was on target for Bideford with a penalty after 15 minutes. James Buckland winged in for a corner try before the break.
After the interval Petherton got on the board thanks to a try by Jamie Cox, but didnâ€™t look like scoring again.
Bideford lost prop James Oâ€™Sullivan with a neck injury, but expect him to be fit by this Saturday for the away game at Wellington.
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