Foot scores first try after 20 years of playing rugby!
PUBLISHED: 14:44 28 October 2014 | UPDATED: 14:44 28 October 2014
Honiton seconds entertained Tavistock, and, in a game dominated by their forwards they came out on top by 20-5, writes Tom Churchward.
Kicking off up the slope, Honiton were slow out of the blocks and the visitors did all the early running. Both sides had an opportunity to slot a three pointer due to ill discipline, but neither kicker found their target.
It was Tavistock who broke the deadlock first with a well worked try from their back line, utilising an overlap out wide, to make it 5-0. The Lacemen at this point were dominating up front, and the set pieces were working well.
This allowed Honiton to get some good phase play going and after several close efforts, it was James Foot who crossed who for his first every try in senior rugby after 20-odd years of playing the sport!
With some great kicking from hand by Dan Garman, Honiton pushed on and their dominance in the scrum continued as after several penalties were given away by the visitors at scrum time, a penalty try was awarded which Garman converted to make it 12-5 at half-time.
The Lacemen continued the second half in the same style as the first and some strong running with ball in hand, particularly by Matt Bailey and Pat Pellans, saw Honiton camped in the Tavistock 22.
Again, it was the dominant scrum that was causing problems and a scrum on the 5 saw the Lacemen push over for scrum half Phil Hallet to place down, again unconverted.
Tavistock found their way back into the game with Honiton starting to tire, and some solid last ditch defending kept the visitors out.
However, the Lacemen continued to be a threat with ball in hand and some further ill discipline from the visitors in their 22 saw Honiton wisely chose to kick for posts, and Garman duly converted, leaving it 20-5, in what was the final score.
This was a really pleasing win for the twos who dominated upfront and saw out a professional win against a good Tavistock side