Bideford sent St Austell reeling to a 48-17 home defeat, their worst in a relegation season.

Home fans felt a couple of the tries awarded to Bideford were due to generous refereeing, but neither changed anything.

In the opening exchanges the Saints prospered and went 10-0 up.

By the time St Austell scored again, Bideford had 41 points on the board.

Scrum-half Chris Snell sniped a try for the visitors then prop George Snell barged over.

Ollie Wickett added both conversions and a penalty for a 17-10 lead at the break.

Bideford were unstoppable for half an hour after the interval as try followed try.

George Snell got a second try amid claims of ‘held-up’by the home side then a defensive lapse let Luke Hoyle in.

Wickett added both conversions and a penalty then the extras to a breakout try by Sam Olde for 41-10.

Huff and puff from the home forwards yielded a try in reply.

Olde scored a second try right at the death chasing a kick ahead.

Olde will run into his former club Thornbury when the Gloucestershire side visit King George V on Saturday in the final round of South West One fixtures on the 2014/15 rugby union season.