Barum lost 46-15 at Pottington on Saturday, scoring three second half tries

Barnstaple were beaten by Redruth in their last game of 2016. Picture: Bob CollinsBarnstaple were beaten by Redruth in their last game of 2016. Picture: Bob Collins

Barnstaple came unstuck 46-15 against Redruth at Pottington Road - and at one stage it looked like being a lot worse.

Barnstaple didn't roll over totally in the second half, which could have happened after they went 41-0 down.

The home side scored three tries, but a fourth for a bonus point eluded them.

Barum had first-half chances - Luke Berry and Jake Murphy went close - but Redruth kept them at bay.

Barnstaple were beaten by Redruth in their last game of 2016. Picture: Bob CollinsBarnstaple were beaten by Redruth in their last game of 2016. Picture: Bob Collins

Just before half time Barum went a man down when lock Ben Hilton was carded and while he was off Redruth scored.

Redruth went straight on the attack from the second-half restart and scored two tries almost immediately - including the third of four for pacy wingman Alex Ducker - taking the tally to 41-0.

Barnstaple belatedly got on the scoreboard after 58 minutes with a catch-drive try claimed by Ashlee Crouch.

Reds' discipline started to slip in the later stages and they went down to six in the pack at one stage due to a couple of cardings.

Barnstaple were beaten by Redruth in their last game of 2016. Picture: Bob CollinsBarnstaple were beaten by Redruth in their last game of 2016. Picture: Bob Collins

Barum took advantage at scrum-time and scored a push-over try with Matt Gohl taking the credit for it.

Four minutes from time Barum scored again. Veteran prop Mark Berry touching down after the forwards drove over from 10 yards out.

For Barnstaple, attentions turn to their annual North Devon derby against Bideford on Boxing Day.

The annual match kicks off at 2.30pm at Bideford's King George V.

Barnstaple were beaten by Redruth in their last game of 2016. Picture: Bob CollinsBarnstaple were beaten by Redruth in their last game of 2016. Picture: Bob Collins

Barum have bragging rights over Bideford, with their last derby defeat coming some 12 years ago.

The match is preceeded by the U16 fixture at 11.30am.