Honiton Colts prove too strong for Devonport

Honiton Colts were 29-10 winners when met Devonport, writes Paz Parratt.

The Lacemen made a bright start and Devonport had to defend as Honiton tried to break loose in the opening minutes of the game. However, following the initial onslaught the next 10 minutes of the game was played tit-for-tat, but slowly Honiton managed to gain territory. It was from here Connor Long had good vision found a gap and ploughed through the Devonport forwards to plant the first try of the game. With confidence now thick the ball was gathered and spun out quickly to Tom Holmes on the wing, gathering pace and side stepping two or three players he cantered home to touch down in the left corner.

Upping their game Devonport worked well getting into Honiton’s 22 on more than one occasion. Kyle Blackmore tackled well to stop what would surely have been tries.

The Lacemen’s defence tood firm until a disappointing bounce lead to the visitors scrambling across to bring the score within striking distance. Honiton crept in to the break with a narrow five point lead. As the game was restarted, the slope was now the Lacemens ally and from the off they took the game to the visitors. Working closely the forwards marched on towards the white wash where Finn Parratt collected and charged the line to claim a signature try. From here the game was played end to end until Charlie Wright took a good line, collected well and weaved his way through the Devonports bewildered backs crossing to claim his debut try for the Lacemen Colts. Harry Wright took the kick to claim the extras. With the score now edging out of reach 22-5 Honiton may have been guilty of taking their foot of the gas and Devonport managed to break away to claim their second try of the game. With the brisk wakeup call Honiton took charge again and in the closing minutes Angus Meadows found the smallest of avenues on the blind side following a five-meter scrum to claim the last try of the game. Harry Wrights boot found its target to complete the scoring.

The Honiton Man of the Match award went to Connor Long for his tireless work in the ruck area

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