|Bury St Edmunds||28||10||1||17||629||774||-145||16||58|
|London Irish Wild Geese||28||7||0||21||620||906||-286||18||46|
|Sunday 26th March 2017||Junior Rugby 11am ko|
|1st April 2017||2nds V 230pm KO|
|Satyrday 1st April 2017||Colts V Kingsbridge 2pm KO|
|Sunday 2nd April 2017||Junior Rugby 11am KO|
|Saturday 8th April 2017||1st V Cinderford 230pm KO|
Good afternoon ladies and gents and I hope your looking forward to the penultimate home fixture of the National 2 South 2016/17 season. Today The Chiefs play host to Bury St Edmunds and we extend a warm welcome to their players, coaches, committee members and any supporters who have made the nearly 300 mile trip to sunny North Devon and hope you have an enjoyable time here at Pottington Road.
WE would also like to thank our sponsors Brewer Harding & Rowe and Chichester Homes who have given great support over the years to our club and help so much with our continued success.
Just a reminder to put your clocks forward on Sunday as we spring forward to warmer times and that the final home game on April 8th against Cinderford will kick off at the later time of 2.30pm. So make sure you’re here early as the bar will still be open at 12.
Other important rugby matches coming up at Pottington Road are Barnstaple U15's take on Ivybridge on Sunday 23rd April for their first Devon cup final in 3 years kick off 3pm. Finally Barnstaple will host the county's Bill Beaumont Cup fixture when Devon take on Kent at Pottington Road on Saturday May 20th Kick off 3pm.
With 5 games to go surviving their first season in National 2 south is still very much in the Chiefs own hands and boy did they come close last time out within seconds of gaining their first away win of the season and doing the double over Taunton. Losing 19-7 before Ben Hilton’s injury the delay seemed to galvanise The Chiefs who fought back with tries from James Bath and Ryan Carter to take a 21-19 lead, but a last minute penalty gave Taunton the narrowest of wins. This still leaves Barnstaple fourth from bottom with Exmouth, Barnes and London Irish below us.
Of course a win today would be a massive step in the right direction however despite having a six game losing streak Bury St. Edmunds have bounced back in style in their last two games winning a close home game against Exmouth followed by a thumping 31-43 win at Barnes. So Barnstaple Chiefs are going to need the full voice of The Barum Army today in what could be a very close and tense game.
Good luck to both teams today and we all look forward to some excellent rugby in the glorious sunshine the weatherman has promised.
To book into any of the above events please contact Lisa on 07725145781 / email@example.com
The Draw was made in the clubhouse when the Tics played Newton Abbot and the lucky winners are:-
January £25 Ivan Turner, £10 Stephen Hawkins
February £25 Belinda Harris, £10 Kim Turner
As many of you will know The Wall of Tiles is on sale now. The idea is to fill the wall in the main room with 2000 tiles to create an exciting new image in the main bar.
Each tile is just £20. They will be individually numbered so you can choose your number (some have already been allocated so make sure you get yours soon to avoid disappointment!!!! )
Please help support your local rugby club by purchasing some tiles to be displayed on the clubhouse wall. This project will enable Barnstaple RFC to maintain the high standard of national league rugby played here and make our town proud.
If you would like a tile please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your generous support and contributions.
“Together we’ve got this covered!”
Barnstaple Under 15's have made the Devon Cup final for the 1st time in 3 years, They will take on Ivybridge on Sunday 23rd April 3pm KO, HERE at pottington Road, after Exeter Youth have played Topsham in the Plate Final 1pm KO