2nd XV continue fine run
PUBLISHED: 14:10 11 October 2011
After last week’s solid victory Honiton RFC seconds continued their fine form to secure another Merit Table victory with a 31-12 victory over Teignmouth seconds, writes Tom Churchward.
Honiton started down the slope and the first half was an even affair. Honiton’s scrum was solid and allowed the strong backs to make yards with the ball. Teignmouth defended well and often countered with attacks of their own which tested the home defence.
Honiton who took the lead when good work by Ben Webber and Steve Lane led to the Teignmouth defence being out of position, and Chris Sampson punished them by running in out wide. The conversion was missed by Webber. At half time, Honiton were 5-0 up. Within five minutes of the restart, Ben Small jiggled through several defenders to cross over. Ben Webber converted. Sampson side-stepped his defender to crash over for his second try, Webber converting again. Small weaved past tackles to dive under the posts for his second of the game. Webber again converted to make the score 26-0. Honiton played good free-flowing rugby, and dominated all areas. Rich Pearce crossed over, Webber missing the conversion..
Teignmouth piled pressure on hard, alleviated on one occasion by a majestic kicked clearance from Churchward.
Eventually it told and Teignmouth’s impressive no 8 crashed over twice to narrow the score line. One of these was converted to leave the final score 31-12 to Honiton. This was a good solid victory for the Laceman, who are flying high in the Merit table.
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