Bideford got back to business after two straight defeats with a 23-8 win over visiting Chard.Having gone two weeks without a game, Bideford were a little rusty in the first half. Offloads would not go to hand, passes went astray, wrong options were taken and Chard scored first when prop Dave Biss broke away. Half-time allowed Bideford to sort themselves out and within five minutes of the resumption they were ahead Dean Folland scoring off a five-metre scrum for Olly Wickett to convert. The lead didnt last long as Chard were quickly back in front with a John Humphries drop-goal. Home supporters were convinced the ball went under the cross bar, but referee Andy Coles was satisfied otherwise and the goal stood. Over or under, the incident fired up Bideford, who mauled their way back into the lead with a Dave Evans try. Two Wickett penalties opened up a 10-point lead and Bideford were on the home stretch. Ten minutes from time Chard were put to bed when youngster Mike Smth ran the last 25 yards to the line after Chris Snell set him going. Bideford will want to keep the momentum going when they visit Clevedon this Saturday. Meanwhile, Bidefords delayed Devon Cup semi-final at Brixham, called off last Saturday, has been provisionally rearranged for February 27.