Colts prepare for season-opener with friendly at Pottington Road.

Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble

Johnny Braund-Bond scored two tries for Barnstaple Colts in a 34-27 win in a friendly against South Molton Colts on Saturday.

Reece Gubbin, Jake Hawkins, Jacob Mascall and Ryan Body also touched down for Barum.

Charlie Tossell kicked two conversions.

Barnstaple coach Gus Meredith said Barnstaple had 'lent a number of players' to their opponents to ensure the game went ahead, preparation for Barum's first league outing at Cullompton this weekend.

Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble

"I'd like to thank [South Molton coach] David Squire for bringing a side down," added Meredith.

Barnstaple U13s - nicknamed the Commandos - went down by two tries against visiting Kingsbridge in their first game of the season.

Kingsbridge took an early lead they never lost and by half time were 4-2 up - Kieran Magson and Alex Penny crossing for Barum.

Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble

Ted Brewer (2), and Kai Chappell added second-half tries for Barum, who matched the visitors score for score.

Brewer, Magson, Mikey Wiltshire and Theo Baskcomb deserve a special mention for their contributions.

Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple Colts in action against South Molton Colts at Pottington Road. Picture: Andy Keeble