The Robins hosted Tiverton Town at the Sports Ground last night (Monday), losing 3-0.

Bideford are yet to get off the mark in the Evo-Stik Southern League Division One South and West.

The Robins were in action on Saturday, as well as last night, with disappointing results on both occasions.

Last night saw the first Devon derby of the new season, with Tiverton Town visiting the Sports Ground and leaving 3-0 winners.

Oliver Howe opened the scoring after 20 minutes, darting into the box and firing the ball past Paul Hider.

The Robins endured plenty of pressure from Tiverton when on the ball, often forced into playing hopeful long balls to Kevin Squire and Ben Watson up front.

Bideford came out with more vigour in the second half, with Stephen Reed forcing Tiverton keeper Joe Perry to save.

But the revival was short lived, a long goal kick from Perry found its way to Levi Landricombe, who lobbed the stranded Paul Hider to make it 2-0.

Tiverton got their third with 10 minutes remaining, substitute Tom Bath broke free on the counter attack, rounding Hider and slotting home.

Bideford manager Sean Joyce said: “I’m massively disappointed. I think we got used to getting beat last year and I think we’re still bringing it in to this league.

“We’ve just got to be confident, express ourselves and go out and play.

“They were rocking a bit for the first ten minutes of the second half and I just think we’re finding a way to get beaten at the moment.

“It’s a lack of confidence over the last couple of years, we’ve got to shake ourselves up - the quicker the better really.”

Bideford had been left frustrated in their opening fixture, losing 2-1 at Mangotsfield United despite having plenty of chances to score.

Goals from Lewis Hogg and Simon Bath either side of Dan Western’s penalty gave Mangotsfield the victory.

“We let [Mangotsfield] get away, we should have hit them four or five and we didn’t - It was one way traffic.

“Tiverton are a good team, but there were weaknesses that we could beaten them, if we had kept our disciplne and stayed in the game long enough.

“Tiverton are going to be there or thereabouts and we’re not that far off.

“We just need a bit of structure and a bit of confidence and get the lads to enjoy their football.

Bideford are at home again on Saturday, with Wantage Town visiting the Sports Ground.

Wantage lost 3-0 to Paulton Rovers on Saturday.