Honiton Colts power to big win over Cullompton
Honiton Colts powered their way to an emphatic 50-7 victory over Cullompton, writes Paz Parratt.
The game got off to a good start. Cully made good ground whilst the Lacemen responded with good rucking and counter-rucking.
A well placed penalty kick from Ross Oaten allowed Usamah Elgamady in for the first try of the game. The Mid Devon side hit back a converted try to lead 7-5.
There followed a period that saw both teams play running rugby with few handling errors and, as the first half slipped away, Ross Oaten found some rare space and crossed to send Honiton into the break with a 10-7 lead.
After the break the Lacemen used set pieces to great advantage. The ball was played quickly and accurately to the backs, with good handling and brilliant off-loading and eventually the visitors resolve was broken.
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Angus Meadows scored after spotting a gap and Oaten slotted the conversion.
Will Tyers was next in with a strong run through the middle and again Oaten added the extras before skipper Harry Wright ploughed through to claim his first points of the game and another Oaten conversion made it 31-7.
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More forward pressure resulted in Connor Long making a run down the blind side before the ball was moved slickly to Wright to cross for this second try that Oaten again converted.
The final word was had Cody Northcott who pummelled his way through a weary defence to compete the try scoring. Oaten closed the game with a well placed kick slicing the sticks. Harry Wright was named Man of the Match for his excellent all-round contribution both on and off the ball.