Bideford take on fellow strugglers Avonmouth at King George V on Saturday, keen to make the best of home advantage.

Bideford lost 24-16 last time out to Weston, a side looking suspiciously like one just passing through the division on the way to National Three.

It is a second home game on the trot for Bideford, who have only won once all season.

Avonmouth are in the same boat and Bideford will quietly fancy their chances of a win.

However, they will be without the services of flanker Peter Hockridge, who was injured in the defeat by Weston.

Hockridge went down with a back injury and play was halted for almost an hour while he was treated on the pitch before being taken to hospital.

Early signs are there is no 
serious damage, but a week or two off is inevitable.

Bideford trailed 14-11 at half-time and faded a little in the second half against superior opposition.

“We had a few more injuries after Peter went off in the first half and they all took a toll,” said team manager Dave Harris.

Harris added that Weston were impressive, but he felt Bideford were worth a bonus point.

Chris Snell scored a try for Bideford with Ollie Wickett kicking three penalties.