A 3-0 defeat to Wimborne Town on Saturday meant Barum were unable to make it back-to-back wins away wins in the Southern League.

Barnstaple Town were unable to make it back-to-back away wins in the Southern League on Saturday.

They lost 3-0 at Wimborne Town in Division One South and West.

Tobias Holmes put the home side ahead in the first half, before Louis Kellaway extended the lead three minutes after half-time.

Jack Lovell wrapped things up for Wimborne with 15 minutes remaining.

The result means Barum stay 19th in the league with 17 points.

Paulton Rovers and AFC Totton have the same tally, but lie either side of Barnstaple with their respective goal differences.

It could have been different for Barnstaple against Wimborne, who were awarded a penalty after 20 minutes with the score at 0-0 when Ryan Turner was brought down in the box.

Jack Jenkins stepped up to take the spot-kick, but put his attempt over the bar.

Four minutes later, Barum found themselves behind.

Luke Holmes made some space for his namesake, who rolled the ball past Steve Oliver.

Oliver was called into action again before half-time, saving a free-kick, as well as another effort from Holmes.

But he was unable to keep Wimborne from adding to their lead three minutes after the restart.

Kellaway got on the end of a Lovell cross to head home and double the home side’s lead.

Lovell got a goal of his own with 15 minutes remaining, as he nodded in a cross from playmaker Luke Holmes.

Barnstaple are back at Mill Road on Boxing Day for a third North Devon derby of the season against Bideford.

Barum will be looking for a result similar to the last meeting between the two sides, when they beat the Robins 4-1 in the Southern League Challenge Cup.

Bideford had the better of the last league meetings between the two sides in August, with Sean Downing and Dan Western cancelling out Liam Gregory’s strike for a 2-1 win.