Bideford won 55-24 on Saturday in their first home game since February 13.

Bideford blew Bridgwater away at King George V during a wind-assisted second half, winning 55-24.

Bideford only trailed 17-13 at the break in the teeth of the gale and felt they had a chance of winning from there.

What Bideford hadn’t banked on was scoring six tries – all converted by Olly Wickett – to win quite so convincingly.

The home side got the first points of the day through Dean Folland.

But back-to-back tries for Rob Allen and Rob Thompson were converted by Chris Ashwin to put Bridgwater 14-5 up.

Wickett kicked a penalty, only for Bridgwater to forge ahead with another Ashwin try.

The fly-half tapped and went from a penalty to slide in for a try before half-time.

James Buckland started the second-half proceedings, followed by a debut try for Alex Priest.

Ollie Dunn got a try back for the visitors, but that was as close as they got.

Bideford added further tries through Callum Sumner, Will Copp, Wickett and a penalty try to wrap it all up.

Bideford are away to third-placed Newent this Saturday in their penultimate road trip in South West One.