BIDEFORD would have hoped for a bit more than a 24-12 win over bottom side Tiverton in Western Counties, but were happy to come away with a victory.
Tivertonâ€™s defence hasnâ€™t been great this season, but it was good enough yesterday to restrict Bideford to just three tries and rob them of a bonus point.
â€œIt was a bonus point lost, but it is always good to win away from home and we will take that,â€ said Bideford team manager Dave Harris.
Bideford were ahead as early as the second minute when Ben Westaway went over in a maul.
Ollie Wickett converted then added a penalty for 10-0 at half time.
Bideford added two more tries â€“ both converted by Wickett â€“ from James Buckland and Chris Snell.
With an hour gone and a 24-0 lead Bideford eased off and it cost them two tries conceded.
TORRINGTON put up quite a fight before Crediton finally got the better of them 13-6
It was 8-6 to Crediton at the break with Craig Hooper slotting two penalties for the home side.
Creditonâ€™s points came from Mike Pearce with a try and Tom Ronchetti with a penalty.
Dave Rich jinked over for a try to make the game safe for Crediton.
SOUTH Molton won 25-24 at New Cross in Kingsteignton, but only after a nail-biting finish.
The lead changed hands three times in a frenetic final 10 minutes but when the whistle blew it was the visitors who held a slender lead.
New Cross had lead for most of the match after getting off the board with a try from scrum-half Louis Griffiths.
Ryan Wotton added to that lead with another try but South Molton responded with a first-half score from Courtney Lucas.
Griffithsâ€™ second try of the game extended the hostsâ€™ advantage but two penalties from Steven Ayres kept the visitors within sight,
When No.8 Rhys Andrews crossed from the back of a scrum in the final ten minutes - and Ayres converted - South Molton looked to have stolen it.
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