Bideford’s strong start to 2015 continued on Saturday with a 2-0 win at Frome Town.
The Robins have taken ten points from their first five matches of the year, propelling them up into 15th in the Evo-Stik Southern League premier division table.
The first half was a cagey affair played out on a heavy pitch, but defender Chris McGrath popped up with 10 minutes of the half remaining to put his side in front.
The pitch continued to cut up more in the second period, with neither side able to craft many neat passing moves.
Biddy kept going, though, and got their rewards in the final 10 minutes, winning two penalties.
The first was fired against the upright, but Richard Groves stepped up to bury the second well into added time to make sure of the win.
It was another impressive victory for the Robins, which also saw their increasingly meagre defence keep another clean sheet.
Saturday’s was their second victory of the week, coming on the back of a 5-0 win over Stoke Gabriel in the St Luke’s Cup semi-final.
Bideford were comfortable throughout against their Peninsula league opponents, with Sean Downing firing in early on to calm any nerves.
Downing netted again, along with goals from Ben Wood, Kevin Squire and an own goal.
Bideford will learn tonight (Wednesday) whether they will face Willand Rovers or Plymouth Argyle in the final.
The Robins were also in action last night, after the Gazette had gone to print, against Poole Town in the league.
A win could take them up to 14th and further establish them in mid-table.
The Robins are at home again for their next assignment in the league on Saturday, when Slough Town are the visitors.