Bideford let match slip as Teigns waltz through in final minutes

Bideford's Jono Mock scoring between the posts for their first try against Teignmouth. Picture by Ke

Bideford's Jono Mock scoring between the posts for their first try against Teignmouth. Picture by Kevin Crowl - Credit: Archant

Visitors Teignmouth ‘wanted it more’ on mucky day.

Bideford go to North Petherton this Saturday keen to bounce back from a 31-27 home defeat by Teignmouth.

Lowly Teignmouth weren’t expected to win at Bideford, but wanted it just a little bit more on another mucky day.

Second row Colin Aldworth scored the first Teignmouth try and Dan Force converted.

Opposite number Jono Mock levelled for Teignmouth with a try converted by Ollie Wickett.


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Two tries by hooker Peter Parsons – both in the middle of driving mauls – helped the Teigns into a 19-7 lead. A Force conversion helped.

Biderford hit back with a Richard Norman try in a maul. Wickett converted, then got the score back to 19-17 down with a penalty on half-time.

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Bideford went ahead for the first time when centre Luke Hoyle cut a path through to score near the posts, leaving Wickett a routine shunt.

In a frantic last 10 minutes the Teigns scored two tries to snatch the result.

Parsons put the Teigns on level terms at 24-all with a try.

Wickett kicked Bidford back in front, only for Teignmouth full-back Dan Luffman to waltz through the home defence with two minutes to go for the winner.

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