Sidmouth are likely to find Bideford are no pushovers when they arrive at King George’s Field for tomorrow’s Tribute South West One West match.
And head coach Mark Priest said his players’ breakdown battling was key to the success.
“We had been a bit sloppy in the contact area but we were 50 per cent better (against Cullompton),” said Priest. “It was a great effort from everybody involved.
“It has taken us four games to get into South West One. Cullompton have been there a while and (to beat them) on their own turf shows what we can do when the players apply themselves.
“It was just such a better game to watch from our perspective. We did all the things we have been trying to for the last few games.”
Sidmouth arrive on the back of a 55-10 defeat at Chard last weekend and, like Bideford, with one win from their first five games. They are second from bottom, below tomorrow’s hosts on points difference.
Sidmouth met Barnstaple in last season’s Devon Senior Cup semi-final and lost 41-12 at home.
Bideford have a good record against fellow clubs from Devon, winning 10 out of their last 11 meetings.
Bideford’s recent record against Devon clubs:
October 5, 2013: Cullompton 15 Bideford 17 (try: O Sanders; pens: N Giddy 4).
April 20, 2013: Bideford 15 (Tries: G Snell, Mock; con: Evans; pen: Evans) Torquay Ath 12.
March 23, 2013: Tavistock 45 Bideford 22 (tries: Mock, Norman, Bright; cons: P Sanders 2; pen: P Sanders).
February 16, 2013: Bideford 34 (tries: Bright, Buckland, Loosemore, Thomas; cons: P Sanders 4; pens: P Sanders 2) Okehampton 13.
February 9, 2013: Kingsbridge 15 Bideford 21 (tries: Starkey, Mock; con: P Sanders; pens: P Sanders 3.