ILFRACOMBE Mariners took an early lead away to Wessex 2nd XV with a try from Dave Jones - then things went downhill fast. Ryan Wotton and Tom Prouse scored two tries each as the Exeter side raced to a 43-5 win. Ilfracombe will be aiming to keep their prom

ILFRACOMBE Mariners took an early lead away to Wessex 2nd XV with a try from Dave Jones - then things went downhill fast.Ryan Wotton and Tom Prouse scored two tries each as the Exeter side raced to a 43-5 win.Ilfracombe will be aiming to keep their promotion drive going in Devon Two when they travel to North Tawton.An Ilfracombe Club XV twice came from behind to beat Bideford Nomads 29-17 at Brimlands.John Burnside kicked Bideford into an early lead, only for Combe to go 10-3 up with three penalties of their own.Peter McMillan converted a Richard Norman try as Bideford scraped ahead a second time, but a long-range penalty put Ilfracombe back in front.Bideford had the final word with a second Norman try, again converted by McMillan.Ryan Hickman and Carl Jenkins both showed up well for the Nomads.Barnstaple U8s won one game (11-10) and lost the other (7-9) when they faced South Molton.Scorers were Harry Salisbury, Stan Wilks, Finlay Dart, Lee Oliver, Jack Whiterod, Ross Swales, Charlie Hannan, Callum Choules, Kyran McManus, Bohdan Martin and Connor Balment.