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Belief growing for Bideford in Tribute South West One

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: December 05, 2013

SCORE: Scrum Half Ben Westaway breaks through the Wadebridge defence to cross the try line and score.  Picture: Kevin Crowl

SCORE: Scrum Half Ben Westaway breaks through the Wadebridge defence to cross the try line and score. Picture: Kevin Crowl

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AFTER their biggest win of the season, belief is growing for Bideford in Tribute South West One.

Wadebridge Camels were beaten 56-6 at King George's Field as the Chiefs showed their best form since gaining promotion.

Mark Priest, the head coach, said: "We looked like we belonged in this league on Saturday. I've said all season we deserve to be in it. We played effective, simple rugby. In fairness to Wadebridge they are not a bad side but we took our chances when we had them.

"Our forwards played with a lot of venom and our ball for our backs was clean and fast."

Bideford never looked like surrendering their advantage after Richard Norman claimed their first try from a driving maul. Although they remain in the bottom three, they are optimistic getting out of trouble after closing the gap on Wadebridge to four points.

"In fairness to everybody, they have been training well all season," said Priest.

"In the last few weeks when you might expect a few heads to drop with results going against us, the players have worked hard.

"I said on Saturday 'great win. Now we need to maintain that'."

Bideford will aim to cause an upset this weekend when they travel to third-placed North Petherton.

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