BIDEFORD Nomads found their train trip and pirate fancy dress too much of a distraction when they travelled to Crediton and suffered a 44-0 mauling.

Nomads were short of a number of regulars but despite that they fought hard to stem the flow of points from their hosts.

Scrum-half Alex Hillman did all he could to turn limited possession in to a score and Mike Blong battled for the full 80 minutes in the second row

Hooker Jamie Evans and the back row of Shaun Norris, Matt Jones and Richard Squire were the pick of the pack though all tackled throughout a testing afternoon.

Nomads were rewarded with the hospitality of the Crediton club to wash away any pain or disappointment.