Barnstaple beat Maidenhead to end National Three south west losing streak
Barnstaple earned their first win in National Three south west since January 5 with a 36-0 home victory against Maidenhead.
After six successive defeats, Barum scored six tries to convincingly beat the division's bottom team.
The shine was taken off the victory by an injury in the first half for Linford Brock. The centre was taken to hospital with concerns over a neck or spinal injury following a high tackle that saw Maidenhead wing Christian Shepherd red-carded.
Barnstaple lock Matt Gohl was also sent off later in the game for a tip tackle.
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Ryan Carter jogged in shortly after kick-off to give Barum an ideal start, and Brock added the second try when he was first to reach a grubber kick from Steve Perry.
While Brock was being taken away in an ambulance, the other players completed the first half on one of the back pitches at Pottington Road, where Will Topps ran in unopposed for the third try.
Back on the main pitch for the second half, Luke Berry, who also kicked three conversions, scored the bonus-point try from a good handling move.
Winston James then drove over, before Topps broke through a tackle in the final play of the game to score his second try.
Exeter University, the Tribute Devon One leaders, were too strong for South Molton, winning 45-10. Molton's first away defeat in 2013 saw them slip from second place to fourth, with Totnes and New Cross both recording away wins this afternoon. Totnes, who have taken second place, were 17-8 winners at Donnacroft against Torrington.
Ilfracombe conceded their Devon Two match at Old Technicians as they were unable to raise a team.