Bideford returned to action in the Evo-Stik Southern League today (Saturday) with a hard-earned point. The Robins drew 0-0 with Chesham United, and were unlucky not to steal three points at the end, when substitute James Chamberlain fired his shot across the goalkeeper and inches past the far post. Sean Joyces men had a shaky start, but were soon able to get a foothold on the game and stop the Buckinghamshire side from creating chances for their attackers, including ex-Fulham striker Barry Hayles. The home side enjoyed more of the ball in the first half, but were unable to create many clear cut opportunities to break the deadlock. Winger Billy Tucker had the most enterprise going forward. His cross-cum-shot forced a good save from keeper Shane Gore to keep the ball out of the top corner. The game became scrappy in the second half, with a lot of the action taking place in the middle of the field. However, Chesham looked dangerous on the break, with winger Dave Pearce and substitute Kelvin Bossman getting in behind the Bideford line on more than one occasion. It was Pearce who was instrumental in Cheshams biggest opportunity to score, but after breaking clear, he was unable to find Ryan Blake thanks to some brilliant work from Bideford goalkeeper Kyle Moore. Bideford striker Kevin Squires made way for Chamberlain, and the substitute was almost the hero at the death at the Sports Ground.