Barnstaple RFC
17th Sept 2016
Todays match sponsors
  • Trevor Edwards Birthday
  • Camel Glass

League table

Team Pld W D L F A +/- B Pts
Bishop's Stortford 28 23 0 5 965 521 444 27 119
Old Elthamians 28 23 0 5 948 500 448 20 112
Chinnor 28 22 2 4 1040 495 545 20 112
Taunton RFC 28 18 3 7 839 665 174 21 99
Redruth 28 19 1 8 777 555 222 20 98
Cinderford 28 16 2 10 704 637 67 19 82
Redingensians 28 15 1 12 681 558 123 18 80
Canterbury 28 13 0 15 673 689 -16 17 69
Clifton 28 14 0 14 634 763 -129 12 68
Henley Hawks 28 11 1 16 691 787 -96 19 65
Bury St Edmunds 28 10 1 17 629 774 -145 16 58
Barnstaple 28 9 1 18 484 766 -282 12 50
Worthing 28 8 0 20 580 890 -310 15 47
London Irish Wild Geese 28 7 0 21 620 906 -286 18 46
Barnes 28 5 3 20 531 770 -239 19 45
Exmouth 28 3 1 24 542 1062 -520 15 29

Upcoming home fixtures

Date Event
18th September 2016 Junior Rugby 9:00am - 1:00pm
24th September 2016 Development XV V Brixham 2:30pm KO
25th September 2016 Junior Rugby 9:00am - 1:00pm
1st October 2016 1st v Cliffton 2:30pm KO

Welcome to Pottington Road

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another National Two South match and our second home fixture of the season and facing us today from the ‘The Garden of England’, we extend a warm welcome to Canterbury and hope their players, coaches, Committee members and supporters who have travelled the 260 miles to be here have a great day with us today and enjoy the Devon air.

Also travelling today with Canterbury is Barnstaple Boy Steven Uglow. Many of our supporters will remember with affection Philip (Percy) Uglow the Deputy Head of The Barnstaple Boys Secondary Modern School (Blacksells Academy) many years ago. What you may not know is that his son Steven is the Immediate Past President of our visitors Canterbury RFC and is one of our guests today. Steven’s Sister Margaret, staunch supporter and wife of the late Geoff Smith who played for the club when a teacher at the Grammar School, is with us also and we extend to them both a warm Barum welcome and hope they have an enjoyable day. I have heard that Steven’s time away has not done too much harm!

We would also like to thank our sponsors for today’s game Camel Glass and South Sea Islanders who are sponsoring the match ball today. Your continued support for this club has been massive and of huge importance in helping us reach the heights we have and long may it continue.

Well it has definitely been a baptism of fire for our opening two games of the season and a huge learning curve but we knew this would be the case for our first adventure in National 2 South. Redruth last week was no exception ] which saw us without the services of Jake Murphy, Mark Berry and Matt Gohl. The first half saw Redruth cut right through us to head in with a 34-0 Lead at half time. Barnstaple, just as they did the week before, came out stronger in the second half and began dominating territory, scoring two tries through Winston James and James Starkey. However two solo efforts by Redruth’s Alex Ducker sealed the win for them 48-12.

Today’s opponents Canterbury have also lost their two opening games this season earning themselves 2 losing bonus points along the way. Firstly away to Cinderford 14-7, and then at home to Old Elthamians 15-17. They are a team that does not like giving away many points and should provide tough opponents today. Hopefully the long journey hasn’t exhausted them too much.  So we need that awesome Barum roar from the stands today just to give the lads that extra bit of strength today.

Good luck to both teams and I’m looking forward to a great game of rugby today with any luck we might even see a glimpse of sunshine you never know. See you all back at the bar afterwards.





What a cracking start to the new season for the Development XV it has been some new faces and a new coach does seem to have invigorated them somewhat.

First was a trip down to Crediton where last year during a mild November afternoon they were beaten 6 - 0, not this time as Barnstaple ran in a number of tries to totally dominate the game and run out winners 34 - 5. 

Last Saturday was their first home game of the season against Tiverton which they won comfortably last season, and again so it proved on a goergeous sunny afternoon as The Development XV ran riot scoring 49 points and ending the game 49 - 14.

Today they find themselves on the long trip to Sidmouth before facing Brixham at home next week. There are much tougher challenges ahead for The Development XV with Exmouth, Ivybridge, Newton Abbot and Okehampton all of whom finished above Barnstaple last year, scoring big as well at the start of this season. FInding ourselves in second place behind Ivybridge is a good start but any momentum we do accomplish will require alot of hard work ahead of us.

 Hope to see you at Pottington Road next week.

Upcoming Events


Saturday 24th - Back to the Pitch
A trip down memory lane! We would love a photo of as many of you as possible from your school or playing days. They will go up for a game of who’s who’s! There will be food and entertainment.
Starting at 7pm, entry £10.00 per person.


Saturday 1st ­ - Real Ale Day
A selection of Beers & Ales will be on offer throughout the day!

Friday 14th ­ - Ladies Night
Starts at 7.30pm £15 entry.

Sunday 30th - ­ Halloween!!
Get the children dressed up and ready for a spooktastic afternoon with face painting!
1pm to 5pm, £3.00 entry.


Sunday 13th - Remembrance Sunday
Supporting and paying our respects. A glass of Rum for all service personnel.
Starts at 1pm.


Sunday 11th ­- Children's Christmas Party
5pm to 8pm, £5 entry

Saturday 17th ­ - Casio Royale
Have you got a license to thrill??!!
Starts at 7.30pm, entry £20 (Adults Only).

Saturday 31st - Family New Year’s Eve Party!
Starts at 7.30pm. Entry £5 for adults, £2 for children

To book into any of the above events please contact Lisa on 07725145781 /

Todays team

1. Mark BERRY
2. Ashlee CROUCH
Oliver MASON
4. Oli MASON
Ben Hilton
8. Matt GOHL
James BATH
9. James BATH
James BATH
10. James BATH
12. Ryan CARTER
Jake Murphy
13. Jake MURPHY
Linford BROCK
14. Linford BROCK


  • Rob DUGARD (15)
    Access an Area
  • James STARKEY (16)
    Newbridge Pharma Ltd
  • Matt HAGUE (18)
    Travis Perkins
  • Luke BERRY (19)
    Tarka School of Gymnastics
3. Kevin ANGELL
Nathaniel BAYET
7. Nathaniel BAYET
Nathaniel BAYET
11. Nathaniel BAYET


  • 1. Aaron COOPER
  • 2. Tom ROGERS
  • 3. Sam KENNY
  • 4. Royce CADMAN
  • 5. Tom BURNS
  • 6. Sam ROGERS
  • 8. Max CANTWELL
  • 9. Tom BEST
  • 10. Martyn BEAUMONT
  • 11. Harry SAYERS
  • 12. Will FARRIS
  • 13. Jonathan MURRY
  • 14. Guy HILTON
  • 15. Aiden MOSS


  • 16. Kyan BRAITHWAITE
  • 17. Freddie EDWARDS
  • 18. Cameron TOWNLEY
  • 19. Dan HARRIS
  • 20. Elliot COHEN


  • Referee: Ms Sara COX
  • AR1: Mr Christopher BARTLETT

Club News

Matchday Draw

Hopefully by the time you read this you will have been "invited" by our gate entry volunteers to take part in the Matchday Draw. The new ticket format replaces the old cloakroom type that has caused some confusion at times in deciding if you have a yellow one or a buff one!

Thanks to the sponsorship of Carb Cycles you can now buy a ticket that clearly states your number making it easier for you and the sellers. The cost is the same at £1 and you can buy as many as you like. The draw will take place at half-time with the cash prizes available immediately from the bar.

Best of luck and remember, if you ain't in you can't win!

Thanks for your support.

Pez's Ponderings

Steven PERRY

Welcome all,

So we are two games in, the league is everything I expected, a step up in standard with no easy games. We have reviewed some video of ourselves and it has highlighted that we are capable of playing at this level and that we have to tidy up a few areas in our performance to win games. The challenge is exciting and will test all the players resolve, as the games come thick and fast.

Winston James, unluckily broke his hand on Saturday, please give him lots of love on the sidelines. I'm sure he will come back stronger after a good rest. Jake Murphy will skipper the side in his absence.

Today the boys are lucky as ever to be playing in front of the faithful at Pottington Road, thank you for your continued support.



Junior News


We have now been back for 2 weeks and an amzaing 2 weeks it has been, the number s for U13's to U7's are up to there high numbers as always, 

You would of noticed that at our home game V Old Elthamians we were joined by the U11's as Gaurd of Honary and young Joe Elliot was the lucky one to be drawn out to be the clubs 1st mascot for the season, Today we welcombe the U9's who are stating their first season in contact rugby, we would like to wish them all the best. We will have a diffient age group each week. 

The U16's played thier game in the FIshermans Cup last week V Exe Rugby which is a mixed side of players from Exmouth and Exeter Youth. The all worked really had and came away with a 23-23 draw. keep up the good work.


17th Sept 2016

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