Honiton 2nds battle well before being beaten by table topping Crediton

Honiton 2nds were defeated 15-0 against the Exmouth Nomads at the Imperial on Saturday. Photo by Sim

Honiton 2nds were defeated 15-0 against the Exmouth Nomads at the Imperial on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref mhsp 0285-10-13SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on MyPhotos24. - Credit: Archant

Honiton 0, Crediton 27 On another wet and muddy afternoon at Allhallows, Honiton seconds lost out to the top-of-the-table visitors, writes Tom Churchward.

There were doubts in the morning over whether the pitch was playable and the decision was made to go ahead.

Honiton elected to play up the slope first half, but got off to a poor start, conceding early after a good set play for the visitors of a lineout.

It was clear that Crediton were a well drilled team and they put this to good use, scoring a further two tries in a one-sided first half.

Going down the slope in the second half, the Lacemen were more of a threat and more than matched their opposition.

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Honiton saw a bit of ball and used it well, but could not cross over the sacred white line!

Crediton scored a further two tries with one conversion to complete the scoring.

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One clear difference throughout was that the Crediton team obviously train and play regularly together, and this has been the major downfall of the Lacemen’s second string this year.

However, it should also be noted that Crediton have put some big scores on other teams this year, most notably local rivals Cullompton, so the result could have been worse.

On Saturday the 2nds entertain Kingsbridge at Allhallows.

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