Barnstaple travelled to Redruth in the National League 2 South on Saturday.

Winston James goes over for a try against Redruth. Picture: Derek ParnellWinston James goes over for a try against Redruth. Picture: Derek Parnell

Barnstaple welcome Canterbury to Pottington Road this Saturday and will be hoping for a change of fortunes after two defeats in the National Two South.

The opening day defeat by Old Elthamians was followed by a 48-12 loss at Redruth on Saturday.

Redruth gave a dominant first-half performance, scoring five tries to none and ending the game as contest.

Barnstaple showed some good touches in a better second period for them but by that point there was no way back.

Barnstaple were beaten 48-12 at Redruth on Saturday. Picture: Derek ParnellBarnstaple were beaten 48-12 at Redruth on Saturday. Picture: Derek Parnell

Former Barum scrum-half Neilson Webber had a hand in the first three tries as Redruth went 19-0 up in 21 minutes.

Webber scored the fourth near half time.

Further pressure by the Reds saw them get a penalty-try after Barnstaple full-back Will Topps was adjudged to have deliberately knocked the ball on.

Barnstaple, 34-0 down, took the game to the Reds from the re-start.

When the Reds lost the line-out near their line, Barnstaple's skipper Winston James dived on the ball to claim the try. Jordan Petherbridge converted.

Bryn Jenkins scored a second try late in the game.

Coach Steve Perry was disappointed with the scoreline but felt Barum had taken some plusses from the game.

"We competed much better in the second half and when we adjust to the pace in this league we will be competitive," he said.