BIDEFORD bounced back from their defeat at Okehampton with a 35-5 win over visiting Tavistock. The Chiefs took the lead when turnover ball was spun wide for full-back Chris Snell to give Bideford the perfect start. Ollie Wickett added the extras. Bideford

BIDEFORD bounced back from their defeat at Okehampton with a 35-5 win over visiting Tavistock.The Chiefs took the lead when turnover ball was spun wide for full-back Chris Snell to give Bideford the perfect start. Ollie Wickett added the extras.Bideford went further ahead when Wickett landed a penalty for a 10-0 lead in as many minutes.Wickett and centre Andy Loosemore went close to extending the lead but were unable to finish.When Wickett was tackled without the ball just before half time, he popped over the penalty for a 13-0 lead.Bideford's lead widened when Richie Allin made the running for James Starkey to bustle over.The restart kick went straight to Bideford No.8 Simon Bright, whose run back opened up a gap for James Buckland to score. Wickett converted.Tavvy's best spell came when the game was already lost and produced a try from a ruck.Bideford went on the attack again and good line-out work from the forwards allowed Andy McKenzie Shapland to put a smart grubber kick through the defence for Wickett to ground in the corner.The last word went to full-back Mark Slee, on as a replacement, after John Mock had made the initial run.Team manager Dave Harris was delighted with the result and said: 'It was a very good result against a good team."It was probably our best display this season against a very good side." Bideford are on the road to deposed Cornwall & Devon leaders Penryn this Saturday.www.northdevon.gov.uk