BIDEFORD Colts won 14-5 when they travelled to Cullompton, who were only two points below them in the Merit Table. After a reasonably tough home fixture earlier in the season, Bideford knew Cully were going to be a tough side to beat on their home patch.

BIDEFORD Colts won 14-5 when they travelled to Cullompton, who were only two points below them in the Merit Table.After a reasonably tough home fixture earlier in the season, Bideford knew Cully were going to be a tough side to beat on their home patch.Although the Bideford set-piece didn't work as effectively as it has been, a moment of opportunism by scrum-half Josh Wretham allowed Mark Schofield to touch down under the posts after 10 minutes. Harry Langdon kicked the conversion.Spectators might have thought this could have been a chance for Bideford to bag a few more tries. The hard-working Cullompton pack had other ideas and disrupted Bideford's ruck ball throughout the first half.Almost immediately at the start of the second half, Cullompton scored a well-worked try themselves. The ball went through several pairs of hands before being touched down in the corner.The strong wind made the conversion too difficult.With only a narrow gap separating them from the opposition, Bideford stepped up a gear. Langdon found the corner on numerous occasions to put the Cullompton line-out under pressure.Eventually, pressure paid off as Bideford got a second score through winger Ben Keen.The forward's pick-and-drive moves sucked defenders in before the ball was spun wide for a good score. Langdon converted again.With the clock ticking down Bideford had two more attempts at goal, both narrowly missing.Cullompton never looked like getting back into the game and the score finished 14-5.Man of the Match was Pete Hockridge who dominated the back-row from start to finish.l Simon Tattersall and Mark Ashcroft scored a try each, both converted by Peter McMillan, in Bideford Nomads' 34-14 loss to Exeter Saracens.