BIDEFORD had twice taken rampant run-away Western League-leaders Truro City to the wire this season. And on Saturday, the Robin's much-hyped FA Vase fourth round tie with holders City in the Cornish capital was no different. Three hundred away supporters
BIDEFORD had twice taken rampant run-away Western League-leaders Truro City to the wire this season.And on Saturday, the Robin's much-hyped FA Vase fourth round tie with holders City in the Cornish capital was no different.Three hundred away supporters made the trip down the Atlantic Highway to swell a crowd of more than 1,000 watching a contest in which Bideford fought Truro all the way.Having lost 2-1 away and drawing 1-1 at home in the league, on this occasion the Robins went 1-0 down at half time through record signing Dean Stamp.On the hour mark, Lee Groves levelled the scores direct from a free-kick to signal a period of play when Bideford were on top.Truro came back to go 2-1 in front with a Chris Reski goal which many people had said came from an offside position, including some of the Truro supporters.And 15 minutes from the end, Truro went 3-1 up, thanks to a Joe Broad 30-yard screamer.But Bideford weren't quite finished. New signing Jamie Densaw - who scored five goals in his first game for Bideford last week - scored to make it 3-2 and set up a dramatic finish as with 10 minutes to go.Bideford pushed everything into attack but were unable to find another equaliser."The club would like to thank supporters for travelling down to Truro and making a fantastic noise," said club secretary Kevin Tyrell."We are really proud of them."Last night (Tuesday), the robins were set to play Exeter City in the St Luke's Bowl. On Saturday, they face a mouth-watering derby cup clash at home to Barnstaple in the Les Phillips League Cup.n Ilfracombe's Town's away league game at Brislington was postponed due to the weather. On Saturday, the Bluebirds are away to Shrewton United in the Les Phillips League Cup. On Tuesday, they are at home to Tiverton Town in the St Luke's Bowl.