Barum picked up their first away win of the season in National League Two South on Saturday

Barnstaple can banish the threat of relegation from National League Two South once and for all if they beat visiting Cinderford this Saturday.

Safety is in sight for Barnstaple after they won 12-5 away to fellow drop candidates London Irish Wild Geese.

All Barum's points came from the boot of Jordan Petherbridge, who slotted two penalties in the first half and two more in the second, the last six minutes from time.

Irish, in the third relegation place, are five points behind Barum with two games to go and 10 points to play for.

One more win should do it for Barum without recourse to the London Welsh wild card factor.

The demise of London Welsh earlier in the season has a knock-on effect down through the National Division to the bottom of National Two North and South.

The bottom three side with the best playing record is likely to be reprieved from the drop and Barum currently have a better one than Scunthorpe or Sheffield Tigers at the wrong end of the mirror-image north division.

Kevin Squire, Barnstaple's director of rugby, said the win at Sunbury has made him optimistic of staying up.

"It was a great result and should mean another year at this level and the chance to consolidate," said Squire.

"Arguably, staying up will be more of an achievement than being promoted last season."

Barnstaple were promoted via the play-offs last year. Exmouth, who went up as champions, are doomed to relegation.