BARNSTAPLE U16s edged home 3-0 in a Landscapes League top-of-the-table clash with visiting Tavistock. The only points of the match, Barum's first for nine weeks, were kicked in the first half by stand-off Byron Saunders. Barnstaple U14s scored seven conve
BARNSTAPLE U16s edged home 3-0 in a Landscapes League top-of-the-table clash with visiting Tavistock.The only points of the match, Barum's first for nine weeks, were kicked in the first half by stand-off Byron Saunders.Barnstaple U14s scored seven converted tries against Bude for a 49 - 0 victory. Barnstaple controlled the game from the start and Alex Priest opened the scoring. Linford Brock, Jack Wiggins and James Reeves also crossed in the first half. Barnstaple's persistent pressure allowed Wiggins, Mike Clements and Shaun East to score tries. Pat Sanders converted every time. Barnstaple U13s won 27-21 at Bude. Justin Southam ran threequarters of the pitch, outpacing the Bude defence, to score under the posts.Three more unanswered tries by Barnstaple before half time should have wrapped up the game.Bude didn't let their heads drop and came back strongly in the second half, scoring two tries to add to one in the first half.Ben Vellacott scored in the corner for Barnstaple, to keep them ahead. A special mention for one of the unsung heroes in the pack goes to prop Rory Slee, who fought hard for possession all match.A strong performance by the U11s saw them sweep aside Tiverton 50-0. Try scorers were Bradley Campbell (3), Joseph Caley, Alexi Bulpet (2), Robbie Hume, Nathaniel Bayet, Joe Shambrook and Barney Meadowcroft. l ILFRACOMBE are within touching distance of promotion from Devon Two following their 32-0 win over Plympton-Victoria.Victory cements Ilfracombe in second place behind leaders Salcombe and five more points from the last eight to play for will take the Brimlanders up.The only threat left comes from St Columba. If Ilfracombe beat the Torpoint side next month, the job's done.Jay Obriene notched the first of a brace of tries within two minutes to signal Plym-Vic's fate. Winger Danny Wheeler took a try either side of half time and centre Josh Gater made it five for Ilfracombe with full back Gary Hutchings adding two conversions and a penalty.l TORRINGTON were put to the sword by Exeter Saracens, who routed the visitors 39-0.Full-back Bryan Logan scored a try hat-trick as Sarries stayed in touch with leaders OPMs at the top of the table.l BIDEFORD were hammered out of sight at Okehampton in the Cornwall & Devon Division, where they lost 50-3. Ollie Wickett kicked a solitary penalty for Bideford.l Torrington U13s lost an entertaining friendly against Culllompton 22-19.Tries were scored for Torrie by Andy Haywood and Jack Prosser with a try and two conversions from Will Copp.