Bideford Colts got back to their league schedule after a two-week break with a hard-fought 10-0 win over Exmouth at King George's Field. The first half started with Bideford on the front foot with the pick-and-drive game plan gaining the pack good yardage
Bideford Colts got back to their league schedule after a two-week break with a hard-fought 10-0 win over Exmouth at King George's Field.The first half started with Bideford on the front foot with the pick-and-drive game plan gaining the pack good yardage.A few silly penalties were the only things that stopped Bideford taking an early lead. They eventually got their chance with a penalty in front of the posts, which Harry Langdon failed to convert.Exmouth also had their chances and pinned Bideford into the corner on a few occasions. Two penalties were screwed wide.The second-half was all about Bideford, who, with the wind behind them, kicked to the corners through Langdon and Sam Griffin.The kicking game put the Exmouth line-out under pressure and led to Bideford's opening try.Pete Hockridge leapt high in the line-out to take an Exmouth ball against the throw and the resulting driving maul gave hooker James Starkey the chance to dot down for an easy score.Bideford were soon back in Exmouth territory when the restart kick found its way to second-row Matt Bowes, who set off on a lone run of 35 metres to take Biddy back down field.Bideford soon had their second try in the corner when debutant flanker George Berry found a way over.Bideford would have fancied themselves for a few more tries, but more silly penalties close to the line stopped them from going over again, Josh Wretham just being pushed into touch at the last moment before he dotted down.In a game where several players stood out, Man of the Match went to second-row Bowes.