Honiton 2nds edge close encounter with South Molton thanks to late Hallet try

PUBLISHED: 14:28 13 January 2015 | UPDATED: 14:28 13 January 2015

Honiton 2nd XV came out on top in an entertaining, if low scoring, Allhallows 5-0 victory over South Molton.

The first half was an even-steven affair during which time the Lacemen made good progress and controlled the set pieces, but they were also unable to get the better of some solid South Molton defending.

Playing up the slope after the break it was Honiton forced to defend manfully, something they did with aplomb making big tackle after big tackle and, after several close shaves, the ball was cleared to safety each time.

With five minutes remaining the found themselves with the ball in a decent position. The forwards kept it close for a good 15 phases before the ball found its way to Ben Kidson out wide who showed some class to break the line and run though. He was brought down by the full-back, but showed good composure to off-load to the supporting Phil Hallet who crossed over in the corner for the match winning try, much to the delight of the home supporters.

The Lacemen’s Man of the Match award went to Dave Wellington who was solid all game in the middle of the park.

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