Paulton scored an injury time sucker punch through Dave O’Hare to seal victory against a disappointed Bideford side.

Rovers had the better of the early play with youngster, Lee Ibrahim, working hard and creating a chance for left back, Nuno Felix, to cross and Ryan Gay to head narrowly wide.

Bideford saw a chance go begging when Jordan Annear played in Ryan Turner who missed the target.

Paulton’s nineteen-year-old goalkeeper, Aaron Sainsbury, was out swiftly to snuff a chance by Turner and on the stroke of half-time, Bideford Captain, Nick Milton, saw his shot kicked off the line by Rovers’ central defender, Dan Dempsey.

On the restart, Gay’s low-threaded cross was turned for a corner and he was then involved with Tom Llewellyn to set up Felix, whose shot was blocked.

The visitors responded as Turner’s deep cross was deflected for a corner by Paulton Captain, Charlie Hitchings.

On the hour mark O’Hare controlled the ball and his volley narrowly went over the bar and down the other end Sainsbury parried a fierce shot by Charlie Lawrence.

Shortly afterwards, Lawrence’s cross from the left is headed just wide by James Mayne.

On seventy-two minutes, Sainsbury dived low to make an excellent save from substitute, Jack Rice.

Play was end to end and Rovers’ subs, Tyler Jackson and Braeden Symes, began a neat move down the left involving Felix and Marcus Day.

In the eighty-sixth minute, Ben Wood’s free kick was headed downwards but Sainsbury clutched on to the goal-bound attempt.

In injury time, Day broke down the left flank to the byline and his low cross was driven into the net by O’Hare.

The moral of the game was whoever puts the ball in the net wins the spoils and on a very rainy night, it was Paulton who took the three points. Tony Walsh