Honiton 2nds power home

PUBLISHED: 09:00 24 February 2010 | UPDATED: 00:58 16 June 2010

With the bottom pitch of Allhallows unplayable, Honiton s second team fixture was moved to Torquay at the 11th hour, bringing a few changes in personnel.

Honiton RFC 2nds 64,

Torquay 5

With the bottom pitch of Allhallows unplayable, Honiton's second team fixture was moved to Torquay at the 11th hour, bringing a few changes in personnel.

Having played in Torquay only a month ago, a tight game was anticipated but, with conditions significantly improved, Honiton used the wide pitch to stretch the home side and ended up comfortable winners.

The game started brightly with Honiton spinning the ball wide from the off, a good platform was provided for the backs to do their stuff and it didn't take long for Garman to be released down the far wing to score in the corner, Webber converting from the touchline.

Following this a set move from a lineout, duly won by Lane, was spun to the backs, allowing Barratt to make yards and offload to Canniford who crossed unopposed. Again Webber converted.

This became a trend throughout the game with the tight forwards working well together, Churchward and Pavey working well around the breakdown.

The final try of the half from Honiton came when Harrison once again stole Torquay's ball at the scrum and the back attacked through Canniford and Garman who made yards before Dobson stepped past the winger and fullback to crash over out wide. This saw the first of two failed conversions from Webber.

Webber was next involved in the action when a Harrison steal from two allowed the ball to pass through numerous hands for Webber to cross in the corner, no conversion.

The Torquay side rallied for the final 10 minutes of the half after good defence from the visitors, and finally crossed from a five metre lineout for an unconverted try. Half time came with Honiton in the lead by 24-5.

The second half saw Honiton race away with the game. Excellent support play allowed Canniford to complete a second half hat-trick, Garman and Webber to get a second and Rice to finish off with a deserved try for his support work all afternoon.

These were all converted three by Webber and one each from Canniford and Kenny.

Although the majority of the points were scored by the backs, good work at set pieces by the forwards allowed time and space for Barratt to distribute well from flyhalf and complete a much needed win to boost Honiton's Merit Table position.

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