Barnstaple skipper Winston James wont be lying awake at night worrying about his sides diminishing lead at the top of the National Three South West table.While Barum were winning 13-3 at Ivybridge, chasers Exmouth trounced Newton Abbot 46-11. Exmouth have chipped away by a point here and a point there in the last three rounds of fixtures to trail by four. They have also acquired a game in hand. Barums strength this season has been winning close games half their 14 wins are by seven points or fewer but they are missing out on five-point maximums. James is aware Exmouth are close behind, but worrying about them wont help. What Exmouth do is irrelevant to us as we cant do anything about it, said James. What we can do is keep winning and as long as we do that it is Exmouth who are playing catch-up. We play them on the last day of the season and if either of us is still in the top three then there could be a lot riding on the game. While Barum have promotion in sight, Ivybridge are still not 100 per cent sure of staying out of the bottom three. The Bridge have been doing what Barnstaple do, but in reverse. They lose by slender margins seven out of 10 defeats are by five points or fewer which is why they are fifth from bottom. James had some words of encouragement for Ivybridge, saying: They were a good side and hard to break down, very hard. Linford Brock scored Barnstaples only try at Cross-in-Hand. Jordan Petherbridge kicked the conversion and landed two penalties. Barnstaple will have another tough encounter next week as they face Bournemouth, who currently lie fifth in the table.