Bideford slip down after Cornish defeat

BIDEFORD went into their match at Liskeard-Looe on the back of a 22-5 win over Hayle which had pushed them up into third place in the Cornwall and Devon League. Another win would have seen Biddy sharing second spot with Crediton - who lost 3-0 to Hayle.

BIDEFORD went into their match at Liskeard-Looe on the back of a 22-5 win over Hayle which had pushed them up into third place in the Cornwall and Devon League.

Another win would have seen Biddy sharing second spot with Crediton - who lost 3-0 to Hayle.. But it wasn't to be as they slipped to a 19-8 defeat.

The visitors never got to grips with the heavier and more organised home pack, which was responsible for a pushover try, a catch and drive lineout score, plus a short range try from a prop after good approach work by the home backs.

Bideford led after the first quarter, fly half Ollie Wickett booting over a penalty. The Cornish side responded with a converted try, but back came Bideford with a fine solo try from Wickett on the end of a 40 metre run.


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By the break, however,Liskeard-Looe were 14-8 up with a second converted try and they went on to score the only points of an otherwise stalemate second half.

This loss dropped Bideford down to fourth, but they will be anticipating a win against lowly OPMs who visit King George's Field tomorrow.

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