Bideford Amateur Boxing Club held an action-packed show at Hartland Parish Hall on Saturday evening.

Bideford ABC's Jack Langford took on Bonymaen's Oliver Didcott at the top of the bill at Hartland Parish Hall. Picture: Matt SmartBideford ABC's Jack Langford took on Bonymaen's Oliver Didcott at the top of the bill at Hartland Parish Hall. Picture: Matt Smart

Topping the bill was Jack Langford, who was in the ring for the first time since 2017 to take on Bonymaen's Oliver Didcott.

Langford started well behind jabs and straight shots, and finished the first round with a left hook that left Didcott off balance.

The Bonymaen boxer changed things up in the second round, and was happy to wait for Langford before counter-punching, although Langford was able to get some powerful shots through.

An even final round saw both trade exchanges, but it was Didcott who took a split decision victory, much to the dismay of a vocal home crowd.

Bideford ABC's Jack Langford took on Bonymaen's Oliver Didcott at the top of the bill at Hartland Parish Hall. Picture: Matt SmartBideford ABC's Jack Langford took on Bonymaen's Oliver Didcott at the top of the bill at Hartland Parish Hall. Picture: Matt Smart

Bideford seniors Billy Stanbury and Jamie Croarkin were victorious earlier in the evening.

Stanbury was a unanimous winner over Devonport's Jordan Cogley. The Bideford boxer enjoyed success with his left over the course of the bout, landing a couple of hooks early on as he held the middle of the ring.

A strong finish to the second round put him on top before a back-and-forth final round saw both boxers trade heavy blows.

Croarkin used his jab well against Bridport's Ben Pascoe, but caught a couple of right hooks along the way.

Bideford ABC's Jack Langford took on Bonymaen's Oliver Didcott at the top of the bill at Hartland Parish Hall. Picture: Matt SmartBideford ABC's Jack Langford took on Bonymaen's Oliver Didcott at the top of the bill at Hartland Parish Hall. Picture: Matt Smart

He upped the tempo in the final round, and a flurry of punches in the dying moments of the fight helped him to a split decision win.

Bideford club captain Kohan Kennedy impressed with a unanimous win over Sydenham's Will Marles.

Kennedy moved well throughout and landed some powerful shots over the course of the youth match-up. He landed some ferocious two-punch combinations in the second round and kept things tight in the last to take the win.

Jackson Passmore was also a winner on the night, taking a unanimous decision against Pembroke's Neil John in the first bout of the evening.

Bideford ABC's Jack Langford took on Bonymaen's Oliver Didcott at the top of the bill at Hartland Parish Hall. Picture: Matt SmartBideford ABC's Jack Langford took on Bonymaen's Oliver Didcott at the top of the bill at Hartland Parish Hall. Picture: Matt Smart

Jacob Stevenson and Lewis Cornish were on the wrong side of the scorecards. Stevenson lost by a unanimous decision to Lympstone's Louis Silk, while Cornish was on the wrong end of a split decision against Pembroke's John Probert.

There were plenty of other North Devon boxers in action too. Phoenix Boxing Academy's Aiden Friendship and Neil Brooke both earned impressive wins.

Friendship was a split decision winner against Downend's Brad Smith, while Brooke opened up the second half with a unanimous victory over Bridport's Jude Heighton.

Torrington's Matt Arnold was a unanimous winner against Intense's Tommy Weeks.

Bideford ABC's Jack Langford took on Bonymaen's Oliver Didcott at the top of the bill at Hartland Parish Hall. Picture: Matt SmartBideford ABC's Jack Langford took on Bonymaen's Oliver Didcott at the top of the bill at Hartland Parish Hall. Picture: Matt Smart

Barum's Kai Avery was on the wrong end of a unanimous decision against Intense's Connor Adaway.

Bideford ABC's Jack Langford took on Bonymaen's Oliver Didcott at the top of the bill at Hartland Parish Hall. Picture: Matt SmartBideford ABC's Jack Langford took on Bonymaen's Oliver Didcott at the top of the bill at Hartland Parish Hall. Picture: Matt Smart

Billy Stanbury was a unanimous victor over Jordan Cogley. Picture: Matt SmartBilly Stanbury was a unanimous victor over Jordan Cogley. Picture: Matt Smart

Bideford ABC's Jack Langford took on Bonymaen's Oliver Didcott at the top of the bill at Hartland Parish Hall. Picture: Matt SmartBideford ABC's Jack Langford took on Bonymaen's Oliver Didcott at the top of the bill at Hartland Parish Hall. Picture: Matt Smart

Bideford ABC's Billy Stanbury boxing Devonport's Jordan Cogley. Picture: Matt SmartBideford ABC's Billy Stanbury boxing Devonport's Jordan Cogley. Picture: Matt Smart

Bideford ABC's Billy Stanbury boxing Devonport's Jordan Cogley. Picture: Matt SmartBideford ABC's Billy Stanbury boxing Devonport's Jordan Cogley. Picture: Matt Smart

Bideford ABC's Billy Stanbury boxing Devonport's Jordan Cogley. Picture: Matt SmartBideford ABC's Billy Stanbury boxing Devonport's Jordan Cogley. Picture: Matt Smart

Neil Brooke was a unanimous winner over Jude Heighton. Picture: Matt SmartNeil Brooke was a unanimous winner over Jude Heighton. Picture: Matt Smart

Phoenix Boxing Academy's Neil Brooke in action against Bridport's Jude Heighton. Picture: Matt SmartPhoenix Boxing Academy's Neil Brooke in action against Bridport's Jude Heighton. Picture: Matt Smart

Jamie Croarkin beat Ben Pascoe by a split decision. Picture: Matt SmartJamie Croarkin beat Ben Pascoe by a split decision. Picture: Matt Smart

Phoenix Boxing Academy's Neil Brooke in action against Bridport's Jude Heighton. Picture: Matt SmartPhoenix Boxing Academy's Neil Brooke in action against Bridport's Jude Heighton. Picture: Matt Smart

Bideford ABC's Jamie Croarkin met Bridport's Ben Pascoe. Picture: Matt SmartBideford ABC's Jamie Croarkin met Bridport's Ben Pascoe. Picture: Matt Smart

Bideford ABC's Jamie Croarkin met Bridport's Ben Pascoe. Picture: Matt SmartBideford ABC's Jamie Croarkin met Bridport's Ben Pascoe. Picture: Matt Smart

Bideford ABC's Jamie Croarkin met Bridport's Ben Pascoe. Picture: Matt SmartBideford ABC's Jamie Croarkin met Bridport's Ben Pascoe. Picture: Matt Smart

Kohan Kennedy was a unanimous winner over Will Marles. Picture: Matt SmartKohan Kennedy was a unanimous winner over Will Marles. Picture: Matt Smart

Bideford ABC's Kohan Kennedy was in the ring against Sydenham's Will Marles. Picture: Matt SmartBideford ABC's Kohan Kennedy was in the ring against Sydenham's Will Marles. Picture: Matt Smart

Bideford ABC's Kohan Kennedy was in the ring against Sydenham's Will Marles. Picture: Matt SmartBideford ABC's Kohan Kennedy was in the ring against Sydenham's Will Marles. Picture: Matt Smart

Aiden Friendship took a split decision win against Brad Smith. Picture: Matt SmartAiden Friendship took a split decision win against Brad Smith. Picture: Matt Smart