Barum are still looking for their first win after conceding 12 tries on the way to defeat on Saturday.

The only way is up for Barnstaple now following a 76-5 hammering at Chinnor.

Barum were on the wrong end of a 12-try pasting up in Oxfordshire against a Chinnor side who are unbeaten this season.

Barnstaple have yet to win a game since being promoted into National Two South via the play-offs at the end of last season.

It is a big boys’ division where money talks and Chinnor have spent theirs recruiting ex-Championship and National One players.

Some of the money is going on second-row Jason Hannay, the former Leeds and Jersey lock, who travels up from Honiton every weekend to hook up with Chinnor.

During the week Hannay is coaching his local team.

The scrum contest was even but the Chinnor pack had the advantage in all the hand-to-hand stuff

Chinnor were ahead after two minutes with try number one and by half time were 40-0 up.

Barnstaple came out blazing for the second half and some sharp play in the 41st minute saw Matt Hague dot down for their first, and last, score of the day.

It was relentless stuff for Barnstaple, whose longest period without conceding a try was 12 minutes.

The defeat leaves Barnstaple at the bottom of the table with just one point from 20 available so far.

They will be hoping to get on track this Saturday when they welcome Clifton to Pottington Road.

The Cribbs Causeway team have faired similarly to Barnstaple so far this season, but got their first win on Saturday, beating Canterbury 25-20.