Bideford strengthen their grip at the top

Joseph Bulmer

BIDEFORD won 33-7 at Honiton to strengthen their position at the top of the Cornwall and Devon table.

Honiton were only 13-7 down at half time and were matching Bideford in almost every department. The one area Bideford were more competent in was keeping the error count down, which they did quite well.

When Honiton erred they were punished, which probably accounted for at least three of the tries against them. Ollie Wickett got Bideford up and running with a couple of penalties, only for Honiton to seize the lead with a Ben Webber try which George Meadows converted.

An interception try by Mark Schofield put Bideford back on front and there they stayed for the rest of the game. Schofield scored again, Wickett claimed a pair of tries and Sam Olde swooped for Bideford’s final try. Bideford are eight points clear of St Austell in second place and 14 ahead of Hayle in third.

Bideford are at home to Liskeard this Saturday. Torrington drew 3-3 away to bottom side Roseland.