A year on from their last meeting with Bedford Town at the Sports Ground, Bideford are making great strides.
On August 25 last year, Bedford visited North Devon and returned with a 3-0 victory.
That was one of four straight defeats for the Robins on their first season in the Calor League Premier Division.
They also suffered a 4-2 loss at Weymouth on bank holiday Monday and were fortunate it was not an even bigger beating.
Anyone who watched the 2-1 win over Weymouth on Tuesday night will know Bideford are a different proposition now. As they prepare to host Bedford again tomorrow, Biddy are second in the table with four wins and two draws from their first six games.
Opponents have found Bideford's high-energy approach difficult to play against this season but that has come at a cost with a number of injuries and knocks.
Matt Hockley, the captain, limped out against Weymouth with a hamstring injury while Sean Downing, Owen Howe and Saul Halpin completed the match carrying knocks.
Sean Joyce, the manager, says his team will be ready to face Bedford who have started the season with two wins, three defeats and a draw.
"We'll get them patched up," said Joyce.
Bideford will hope to maintain the pressing game which has brought so much success in the early season.
"It's a hard way of playing," said Joyce. "It looks simple but you've got to play with tempo. You've got to play with heart and play on the front foot. It takes its toll when you are playing two games a week."
Joyce praised Kevin Squire, the veteran striker, who clinched the win over Weymouth with a clinical finish and impressed alongside Howe up front.
"Kev has got a new lease of life," said the manager.
"With Owen up there as well, they are so hard to play against.
"Kev's got a lot of hunger and desire. You don't see that because he's a laid back character.
"He's come here at an older age but he wants to listen and learn. I talk to him a lot and I trust him."
Last season – August 25, 2012 – Bideford 0 Bedford Town 3: Ashley Fuller and two goals from Nick Beasant – son of former Wimbledon goalkeeper Dave Beasant – gave the visitors a convincing win.
October 6, 2012 - Bedford Town 3 Bideford 1: Matt Andrew gave Bideford the lead but Bedford hit back with goals from Jermaine Ivy, Mark Bell and Fuller.