Barnstaple RFC
29th Oct 2016
Todays match sponsors
  • Town and Country
  • Ladies Lunch

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
30th October 2016 Junior Rugby 11am ko
5th November 2016 Colts V Topsham 2pm KO
5th November 2016 Buccs V Exeter Engineers 230pm ko
12th November 2016 1st V Taunton 2PM ko
13th November 2016 Junior Rugby 11am KO

Welcome to Pottington Road

Good afternoon and welcome to Pottington road for another National 2 South fixture which today see's Barnstaple Chiefs play host to the pride of Sussex. Worthing Raiders. This will be the first time Worthing have visited Pottington Road and we extend a warm welcome to their Players, Coaches, Committee members and any supporters who have made the long trip to North Devon and hope you have a great day here, or at the very least a dry one.20161016_03.jpg

We would also like to thank our sponsors for today Town and Country. 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.

National 2 South is starting to take shape as the top five begin to pull away from everyone else with 16 points seperating them and the rest of the league. Chinnor and Old Elthaniams are still unbeaten with just a bonus point seperating them. Redruth find themselves just 1 loss behind whilst Bishops Stortford and Taunton are following closely. 

Today's opponents Worthing Raiders are leading the chasing pack with 4 wins so far. They lead a very congested mid table with only 3 points seperating the teams placed 6th and 13th and have everything to fight for today to stay ahead, although their only away win so far was the season opener against Exmouth. Unfortunately after Barnstaple's disappointing result against Exmouth last week The Chiefs now see themsleves propping up the table as Exmouth leapfrogged above us on 9 points. 

A quick history lesson for you all about todays oppponents as this is the first time we have played them. Worthing RFC began life on a borrowed farmers field in 1920 and with several venue changes finally established themselves into a strong club based in Angmering on the edge of the South Downs National Park in West Sussex. Much like ourselves they have a strong emphasis on youth and junior rugby which has supplied them with many senior players over the years and are very much a community based team.

Todays contest should provide us with a thrilling game of rugby and Worthing will  prove to be difficult opponents the lads are going to need to hear that Barum roar even more so now to try and establish a home win or two. Also a  quick reminder that from next week all home games will kick off at 2pm until march 2017. Good luck to both teams today and lets hope it stays dry.


Devon Merit Table 1

Team Pld W D L F A +/- B Pts
Okehampton 19 18 0 1 672 191 481 55
Exmouth 19 16 1 2 600 182 418 52
Barnstaple 19 15 0 4 640 265 375 45
Newton Abbot 21 10 2 9 544 415 129 43
Cullompton 21 11 0 10 425 425 0 43
Tiverton 21 10 0 11 418 510 -92 41
Ivybridge 20 14 0 6 619 295 324 40
Crediton 21 9 1 11 394 471 -77 40
Brixham 20 9 0 11 265 476 -211 34
Devonport Services 22 8 0 14 330 481 -151 30
Paignton 20 4 1 15 255 835 -580 29
Bideford 21 3 1 17 283 629 -346 23
Sidmouth 20 2 0 18 187 457 -270 11

Upcoming Events


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


Sunday 6th - Firework Night
Supporting the loacl roundtable with their annaul Firework display at Pottington Road.

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 - Why not come and join us for a christams drink, while the children can dance away to the disco in wait of Father Christmas himself who will be deliverying presents to  all of the childeren.

Saturday 17th ­ - Christmas Lunch
Its time for Christmas dinner for more information please speak to Sandra or Lesley, The wonderful ladies in the kitchen.

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, Dance the night away with famik friends and Stangers as you will all see in 2017 together. 

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

Todays team

1. Mark BERRY
2. James STARKEY
Ben Hilton
Oliver MASON
5. Oli MASON
Matt Hague
8. Matt HAGUE
James BATH
9. James BATH
Jake Murphy
13. Jake MURPHY
14. Will TOPPS
15. Will TOPPS


  • Kevin ANGELL (16)
    Pearce Construction Ltd
  • Kevin ANGELL (17)
    Pearce Construction Ltd
  • Adam LLOYD (18)
    Mike Brend Ground Force
  • Adam LLOYD (19)
    Mike Brend Ground Force
  • Luke BERRY (20)
    Tarka School of Gymnastics
Rob Dugard
Nathaniel BAYET
7. Nathaniel BAYET
Nathaniel BAYET
11. Nathaniel BAYET


  • 1. Ryan STORER
  • 2. George HARRIS
  • 3. Dan SARGENT
  • 4. Scott BARLOW
  • 5. Jamie REDMAYNE
  • 6. Rob SMITH
  • 7. Jon WHITTALL
  • 8. Liam PERKINS
  • 9. Kieran LEEMING
  • 10. George MONTGOMERY
  • 11. Alex NIELSEN
  • 12. Kiba RICHARDS
  • 13. Alex WILCOCKSON
  • 14. Ben LOOSEMORE
  • 15. Matt MCLEAN


  • 16. Joe BROOKS
  • 17. Grant GATFORD
  • 18. Harry SHORT
  • 19. Ollie NIESSEN
  • 20. Dan PEACH
  • 21. Player Name
  • 22. Player Name


  • Referee: Mr Robert TEARE
  • AR1: Mr Simon BOURNE
  • AR2: Mr Andrew COLES OBE

Club News


Membership Subscription Reminder

Can I remind those that have not renewed their Membership Subscriptions for this season to do so at their earliest convenience please and to welcome applications from any newcomers who may want to join us. Application forms are available from behind the bar, our website under "our club" then "documents" and in the main program on page 60. To make the process seem less painful, payments can be made by bank card at the bar.

 Matchday Draw

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 aint in you cant win! Thanks for your support.


Pez's Ponderings

Steven PERRYWell, Sport definitely has highs and lows. Manchester United lost 0 - 4 at Stamford Bridge and Barnstaple lost 38 - 20 at Exmouth which in both cases were disappointing for the losing sides, but in perspective it is just another league game in an exciting adventure. As you know I like a good quote:

"Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever."

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts" Winston Churchill

"No human ever became interesting by not failing. The more you fail and recover and improve, the better you are as a person. Ever meet someone who's always had everything work out for them with zero struggle? They usually have the depth of a puddle. Or they don't exist." Chris Hardwick

I hope the Barum Spirit will continue through the tough times, as the playing staff strive to improve and put pride in the shirt. This season will continue to be testing and will show our true colours. Thank you as always for your wonderful support.




The colts are having a week off from the league and make the small trip over the boarder into Cronwall to play Launceston, Although they are looking good to the cup part of the computtion WE MUST rember that they still have a few weeks to go and they will contioune their road to the cup by hosting, Topsham next week with the earlyer kick off time of a 2pm,

We have  also had the good news that 2 of our 2nd year Colts, Oscar Cater-Burns and Jack Chapman have both been selceted to play for Devon U18's, Last week saw them play against Gloucestershire winning 22-7, While this week they will be play Cornwall, if you facny watching them you can cath the game tomorrow at 2pm at Bristol Grammer School. 


Under 15 for programJuniors

The U16's will start next week on the path to the Fishermans Plate final, Where they will entertain Crediton in the 1st of their 6 games KO will be 1145am, Also next week see's the start of the Under 15's and Under 14's cup where thr U14's will go to Topsham and the U15's will play Okehampton at home kicking off at 1130 am. Yesterday also saw 6 our under 15's represent North Devon in the country trails to see who will go on to represent Devon, we hope all went well Harvey Causer, Alex Rowe, Jamie McLagan, Brandon Moore, Troy Elworthy, Ryan Woods and Ryan Pluckrose.

Tomorrow will see under Under 7's - Under 10's travel to Bideford to play in a north Devon 3 way with Ilfracombe while the U11's, U12's, U13's and U15's will play Exmouth at home and the U14's will travel down to the Cockles.

Today we welcome the U7's who have joined us for their 1st ever Super Saturday so lets make sure we give them a great big cheer and shoe them the BARUM SPIRIT.


29th Oct 2016

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