Colts win derby encounter

Joseph Bulmer

BIDEFORD Colts took the spoils in the North Devon derby with a 19-12 win over South Molton.

Pack power saw Molton rumble over in the first few minutes.

Bideford responded soon after when Zack Hills finished off some sustained pressure to go over in the far right.

South Molton upped their game but the Bideford defence held firm.

Quick thinking from Alex Hillman at a free kick, got the ball to Luke Hasted, who sliced through the opposition from the Bideford 22 to score under the posts.

Rob Dunn converted for a 12-5 lead at half time.

The second half saw South Molton start well and pull back a converted try.

Bideford responded, and powerful running and driving saw Ashley Crouch score for Dunn to convert.

Man of the match for Bideford was Fraser Smith, with notable performances from captain Rhys Eyles, Charlie Russell, and debutant Chris White.