Bideford gave Truro a run of their money before going down 19-14 to Western Counties promotion chasers.
Things did not start to well for Bideford as Truro scored after just 56 seconds to go 5-0 up. Although Bideford fought back, and made life difficult for their hosts, Truro scored again 20 minutes in to the first half.
Bideford hit back on half time with Tom Chapman scoring from a driving maul. Reece Pearn kicked the conversion for a 12-7 deficit at the turn.
Truro scored again after the break to go 19-7 up, but with 15 minutes left on the clock the visitors hit back with a Rob Elliott try and a Pearn conversion.
Bideford hammered at the hosts’ line in the final five minutes, but heroic defending kept Bideford from snatching victory.
“We knew Truro would be a dangerous side and that we needed to keep the ball,” said team manager Bradley Goaman. “Although we lost a few turn overs in key moments we were right in the game for long periods and had one or two good opportunities to win it.
“I know we lost, but the pleasing thing for me was we needed a reaction after last week’s poor performance. The boys put in a great shift and controlled the tempo of the game for long periods.”