Skipper Winston James scored a hat-trick of tries as Barnstaple routed relegated Chippenham 62-0.The win means Barnstaple stay right behind Exmouth at the top of the National Three South West table. Barum were ahead within five minutes through Jordan Petherbridges try and were 41-0 up by half-time. The second half didnt live up to the pace of the first, partly because Barum emptied the bench and lost a bit of cohesion as a result. Petherbridge scored two tries, while Linford Brock, Luke Berry, Steve Pape, Chris Lowrie and Will Topps all got one each. Petherbridge kicked six conversions. Kevin Squire, Barums chairman of rugby, said for an hour his team were awesome. Without wishing to rub noses in it, Chippenham were poor, but you can only play what is in front of you, said Squire. The good thing was we didnt score all our tries through the forwards, but found a variety of ways to score tries from a variety of different positions. We have a tricky trip to Old Centralians this Saturday and this win was great for confidence. If Cents are good enough to beat Exmouth two weeks ago they will think they can do the same to us. We want nothing to stop us getting to the last day of the season with a game against Exmouth down there with automatic promotion the prize. Centralians could upset our plans as they are fighting hard to stay up and will give us everything they have got. It would have done us a favour had Lydney beaten Newton Abbot as that would have finished Newton off and taken the pressure off Centralians. They still have a massive incentive to beat us. Petherbridge got on the end of a long pass to open the scoring for Barum. Brock had a hand in the next two tries, scoring the first and making the second for Luke Berry. When Topps ran in from a scrum near the halfway line to score, it was his 50th try for the club. Skipper James was next over the line for the first of three. Petherbridge scored the next try after Barum went the length of the pitch from a line-out turnover. James second try was converted by Petherbridge for 41-0 at the break. James completed his hat-trick with a hack-and-run try that Petherbridge converted. Lowrie claimed push-over from number eight then Pape had the final word with a drive over try. Berry kicked the last two conversions.