Barnstaple U15s returned to winning ways with a 17-7 victory at windy Teignmouth. Barnstaple came out with all guns blazing and threw the ball around with a lot of pace and width. The backs ran at pace at the home side who tackled their hearts out. Some

Barnstaple U15s returned to winning ways with a 17-7 victory at windy Teignmouth.Barnstaple came out with all guns blazing and threw the ball around with a lot of pace and width. The backs ran at pace at the home side who tackled their hearts out. Something had to give and, after about 15 minutes, the Teignmouth defence was breached when Rob Elliott went over for the first try. Jake Thompson capped a fine first- half performance when he broke through the middle of the defence and ran in under the posts. Joe Earlam converted. More pressure followed and Ashley Francis picked the ball up and crashed over from close range. The second half produced a try for the home side. Man of the Match for Barum was Ross Miller, who seemed to appear all over the pitch.BIDEFORD U16s went down 22-5 to Crediton in a hard-fought game played in muddy conditions.Bideford, due to injuries and illness, played a lot of the game below full strength.The players who came into the side, notably Mark Brend, gave 100 per cent. Despite being 22-0 down at half time, Bideford never gave up and 'won' the second half 5-0 with a try from captain Christian de Banks.Bideford U13s were also in action against Crediton.Despite losing 39-0, this was Bideford's best showing to date. The team showed commitment and did produce some good rugby in what can only be described as very wet and muddy conditions.The pack won the up-front battle with good displays from Frazer Smith and Alex Smith. Alex Hillman, at scrum-half, had one of his best games.