South Molton will be aiming to avoid a fourth straight defeat when they host Penryn on Saturday.

The Men in Black lost for the third game running last time out when table-topping Bude defeated them 28-12 at Bencoolen Meadow.

Bude found South Molton hard to subdue but overcame them in the end.

For a brief spell in the first half the visitors led 12-7, but could not hold on for long

James Campbell ran in from 60 metres out for Molton’s first try then Brendan Darley stormed through the midfield for another that Callum Stone converted.

Bude levelled it nine minutes into the second half with a converted try and went on to win at a canter.

Torrington saw a half-time lead ebb away as they lost 26-17 to visiting Buckfastleigh.

Torrington had led 12-10 at half-time, but Buckfastleigh had the wind in their favour in the second period and they used it well.

Torrington’s tries came from Tom Gooch, who converted his own effort, Jamie Todd and Nic Summers.

This Saturday it is Dartmouth away for Torrington, hopefully. Dartmouth only had 11 fit players available last Saturday and were forced to cry off against Tamar Saracens.

Ilfracombe followed-up their win over Merit Table leaders Sidmouth with a runaway 67-5 win over Tiverton Athletic.

Swamp-like conditions on the reserve pitch at Bolham Road did little to slow rampant Ilfracombe, who took charge from the first whistle.

Radford Chugg crossed in the first two minutes with fly-half Dermot Dalton slotting the extras.

Dalton found himself with more work minutes later when Jay O’Beirne followed up his own 40-yard dash to crash through the Tiverton defence.

A 30-yard line break by Chugg set up the next Ilfracombe score. Harrison Perrin offloaded to of Adam Wyatt, whose try was converted by Dalton.

Eight minutes into the match Ilfracombe led 21-0. By half time the lead was 36-0. Dalton bagged two tries, Wyatt crossed again and a healthy 36-0 lead included the bonus point.

There was more of the same in the second half as the game plan assembled by coach Jonny Bowden and assistant Pete George came to fruition.

Chugg, enjoying his new role in the centre ran in for three more tries. Dalton and O’Beirne also added tries to the mounting tally.

Tiverton scored a consolation try in the dying moments while Ilfracombe were a man down due to a yellow card.