Bideford nullified by visitors to King George V on Saturday

Bideford's No.8 Sam Griffin shows attacking intent against Drybrook. Picture: Kevin CrowlBideford's No.8 Sam Griffin shows attacking intent against Drybrook. Picture: Kevin Crowl

Bideford’s worries in South West One West deepened when they went down 44-0 at home to second-placed Drybrook.

Having lost 113-7 to the same opposition earlier in the season, Bideford were a little wary going into the game.

Drybrook led 15-0 at the break and pulled away in the second half to win by a distance, albeit not as heavily as first time round.

Bideford had six regulars missing and lost scrum-half T J Hyam with a shoulder injury that is likely to rule him out for the rest of the season.

Bideford move forward from a scrum. Picture: Kevin CrowlBideford move forward from a scrum. Picture: Kevin Crowl

“That’s nine first team players out now with injuries,” said team manager Bradley Goaman.

“We only have a small squad and I have never known a season with so many injuries.”

Defeat drops Bideford to fourth from bottom in a division with three relegation places.

It does not get any easier for Bideford this Saturday as they are due to entertain leaders University of Exeter.