EVERY week it seems a different Bideford player steps up with a match-winning effort.
Rob Farkins became their 12th scorer this season with a towering header against Taunton Town on Tuesday.
The defender met a corner from Matt Bye to clinch a 3-2 victory in the Red Insure Cup first round.
With the England match on television, only 86 people ventured to the Sports Ground. But those who made the effort enjoyed an entertaining game.
A much-changed Bideford line-up proved too strong for their Somerset rivals in the Calor League's knockout competition.
"It shows you how far we have come," said Sean Joyce, the Bideford manager. "There were seven lads missing and we were playing a full-strength team from the league below. If we had got beat I would still have been pleased with the chances we created and the way we played with pace and energy."
Joyce handed a first start to Stephen Reed, the former Yeovil Town midfielder, who has joined from Tiverton Town. And the manager was grateful to Witheridge goalkeeper Joe Tickle for stepping in at short notice because Steve Oliver's wife was about to give birth.
Taunton's form has been patchy in Division One South and West but the visitors made a confident start with Nat Pepperell sweeping them ahead from the edge of the box.
As Bideford pressed, Sean Downing was quickly pushed up front and he went close to an equaliser when his shot was blocked by Lewis Tasker.
Ethan Phillips, enjoying a rare start on the wing, then saw a snapshot tipped over by Tim Sandercombe, the former Bideford goalkeeper.
It was a passage of play that summed up the strengths and weaknesses of Sandercombe during his spell at the Sports Ground last season. Having shown fine shot-stopping reactions, he was less convincing from the resulting corner when a Phillips cross deflected in off a defender.
Initially it was thought Downing got the final touch but the forward admitted afterwards it was an own goal. There was no doubt about the scorer of the next, though, as Downing met a right-wing cross from Ashley Yeoman with a trademark header.
Play continued to sweep from end to end with the visitors looking dangerous as Steve Murray curled just past the post from 20 yards.
Having drilled wide from a tight angle earlier in the game, Chris Young, the Taunton striker, will wonder how he managed to smash another golden opportunity off target.
The second half started in a similar vein with Young heading over at a corner and Reed shooting skywards after a surging run from Downing.
Bideford's defence was caught square as Murray raced in behind to clip home the equaliser on the hour.
But within five minutes the Robins restored their advantage when Farkins rose to power in his first goal of the season.
Tickle avoided a calamity when he allowed the ball to roll under his foot, only to make a recovery save as Murray looked certain to score.
Although Downing and Owen Howe were given a rest after an hour, the pacey threat remained with Phillips and Yeoman dashing down the flanks.
Yeoman should have scored when he shot straight at Sandercombe and the Torquay United loanee was denied brilliantly by the keeper after following up a long-range drive from Reed.
There were no goals but much to admire about Yeoman's display.
"This cup gives you a chance to try things and look at lads in different positions," said Joyce. "I thought Ashley was brilliant on the right wing with his pace and movement and the way he interchanged with Reedy."
After a good evening's work, the manager was far less impressed by a needless red card for Craig Duff in stoppage time.The midfielder only went on for the last 30 minutes but was sent off for kicking an opponent in an incident off the ball.