Bideford suffered their first defeat in six games on Saturday, losing 4-1 to Blackfield and Langley in Evo-Stik Division One South.

Lerone Plummer did the damage for the hosts, scoring a hat-trick to send the Robins back from Hampshire with no points.

The Robins had started the game well, with Ryan Turner, James Mayne, Liam Gregory and Will Hancox all going close in the first 20 minutes.

It was Blackfield and Langley who struck first though. Plummer gave them the lead after 29 minutes, and doubled it just before half-time after catching Toby Down on the ball and going one-on-one with Steve Oliver.

The second half was less than three minutes old when Plummer sealed his hat-trick.

Kevin Squire pulled one back for Bideford on the hour to give the Robins a sniff of hope.

Time ticked away though, and Mitchell Speechly-Price turned in a cross in stoppage time for the hosts’ fourth..

The result leaves Bideford ninth in Division One South, while their opponents remain second.

Bideford manager Sean Joyce said individual mistakes had cost his side.

“It was a lot closer than the result showed really,” said Joyce.

“It was just a bad day at the office, lads who have been reliable for the last five, six games just took a step off which wasn’t like them.

“You can sit down and analyse it but it was individual mistakes that cost us goals, and as a team we were half a yard off it.

“I thought we were the better team in the first five minutes.

“They made mistakes and got away with them and then we do and they punish us. That’s football though.

“It’s a tough trip, they are second in the league. I’m just disappointed with the way the mistakes came.”

Bideford travel to Bristol Manor Farm on Tuesday night for a rearranged fixture.

They’re back at the Sports Ground on Saturday, with Moneyfields the visitors.