BARNSTAPLE'S Matt Slee scored a hat-trick as South West Two promotion-chasers Barnstaple picked up the expected win over bottom side Camborne. Thanks to Taunton slipping up at St Mary's Old Boys, Barum have gone up a place in the table to second on the st

BARNSTAPLE'S Matt Slee scored a hat-trick as South West Two promotion-chasers Barnstaple picked up the expected win over bottom side Camborne.Thanks to Taunton slipping up at St Mary's Old Boys, Barum have gone up a place in the table to second on the strength of their 38-0 win. If they stay there for another four matches they will be on the way to the promotion play-offs next month.Slee opened his account on four minutes with a try that Josh Squire converted.Midway through the half a second try was scored at the back of a scrum by Simon Gubb.Mark Drayton dashed over up the wing for Squire to convert.Mark Berry, who was Barum's player of the match despite Slee's scoring antics, had the final word before the break with a try.Barum were far enough ahead at half time for the game to be over and both sides knew it.Slee scored twice after the interval, on 47 and 74 minutes, with Squire converting the first but not the second.One Barum's performance, director of rugby Kevin Squire said: "We played well in fits and starts and extremely well at times."We were probably expected to put a few more points on Camborne, but they were a gutsy group of lads and you can see a good side among them in a year or two."Barnstaple are away to Devon rivals Brixham this Saturday in the last game before the Devon Cup semi-final at Paignton.