Bideford slumped to a 72-7 home defeat when Western Counties champions Wadebridge Camels paid a visit to King George V.
The Camels had won all 24 of their previous outings en-route to winning the divisional crown and were always favourites to win by a distance against Bideford.
Bradley Goaman, the Bideford team manager, said there was no disgrace losing to a side of Wadebridge’s quality.
“Wadebridge are strong, fit and a very experienced side that knows what it is doing,” said Goaman. “We were blown away in the first half and could not get our hands on the ball in the second.
“It did not help that we lost Rob Ellliot with an injury in the first five minutes as he is one of the more experienced players in what is a very young side.
“Our team is only going to get better and in a year or two, should become a good side in its own right.”
Pete Bewes was the lone try scorer for Bideford. Reece Pearn kicked the conversion.
Bideford have no game this Saturday afternoon. The last match of a challenging season is a trip to Wiveliscombe on April 23.