Honiton 2nd XV see off Tiverton


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Honiton’s seconds took centre stage at Allhallows and with the original opposition crying of late on Friday there was a hastily rearranged fixture against Tiverton that the Lacemen won 29-10, writes Tom Churchward.

First team call ups at the eleventh hour didn’t help, but with a few calls, skipper James Foot managed to cover the gaps.

Playing up the field, Honiton made a good start and were first on the score sheet when Dan Olive scored his first senior try after a good break.

Barry Hawkins got the second, but Tiverton bounced back to score twice themselves.

However, the Lacemen restored their lead thanks to an Alex Davis try and a Ben Welsh conversion that gave them a 17-10 half-time lead.

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The second half saw Honiton have the benefit of the Allhallows slope and it was not long before Sam Coffey went over for the fourth home try.

The fifth and final try arrived from a great cover tackle by Reece McGrath that dislodged the ball, and, Man of the Match Dave Wellington gathered and cantered in. Dan Williams added the extras to complete the scoring.

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This win, in a season that is turning out to be tough all round, provides a most welcome boost for the Lacemen and both sides worked hard to provide a very entertaining afternoon of rugby.

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