Barnstaple won 7-5 at Old Redcliffians to open up a six-point lead at the top of the National Three South West table. Matt Gohl scored the Barnstaple try and Luke Berry converted to give Barum a win that was worth more than it appears at first glance. The two sides immediately below Barum lost Reds were one of them, Brixham the other so missing out on a bonus point didnt really matter. Former director of rugby Kevin Squire, newly installed as chairman of rugby at Barum after a two-year break, said it wasnt pretty but that didnt matter. Sometimes you win ugly and by making fewer mistakes that is what we did, said Squire. Away from home at a notoriously sloping pitch with a gale blowing down it, I will take 7-5 every time. Reds had chances with kicks to win it at the end, but didnt take them. They also knocked-on twice going for push-overs. No one can say they didnt have opportunities. We got the result our performance deserved. Barnstaple also picked up a couple of injuries, which they could probably have done without. Veteran prop Mark Berry and No.8 Chris Lowrie both picked up knocks that may rule them out against fourth-placed Lydney at home this Saturday.