Ladies in line for the drop

Joseph Bulmer

BIDEFORD Ladies are now just a single goal off the bottom of the Westward Developments Devon Women’s League Premier Division.

The Robins were thoroughly beaten 7-1 at league leaders Alphington on Sunday, Jess Pearce the only scorer for this visitors, who are now five points from safety.

Becky Folds struck four times, and there were singles for Claire Finch, Jo Lockyear and Marie Barrow as Alphington clinched the title and continued their unbeaten league run this season.

In Division One, Ilfracombe were beaten 4-0 at Feniton. Stef Matthews scored twice and there were singles for Daisy Flanagan and Natalie Matthews as the hosts climbed to fourth in the table and ‘Combe dropped to third-from-bottom.

Bideford are away to Totnes & Dartington on Saturday, while Ilfracombe travel to Phoenix Club.