Honiton 2nds XV looking for new players - fancy a game?
PUBLISHED: 22:32 14 October 2014
Honiton 2nd XV are having a torrid time of things at the moment and skipper Tom Churchward is having to work miracles to actually get a side out, writes Jerry Rice.
The reality is the seven-player exodus at the end of last season has taken it toll on the clubs reserves and as is the way it is always the lower side that suffers.
If any of you readers fancy a run around then please get in contact even if you would struggle to train.
So, with 14, Honiton travelled to South Moulton and, on arrival were somewhat disappointed not be lent a player which is the usual etiquette for lower side rugby when teams are short!
Honiton got on with the task as best they could and in reality even with the man down they were very much in it, in what was an end to end game.
I think Honiton surprised them selves and through tries from Pat Pellens, Alexi Davies and Jamie Masters Honiton were 17 points to the good. The home side dug deep and came back with a couple of tries but a Phil Davies try saw Honiton turn round 22-12 up.
After the half the home side came back strongly but this was more because Honiton were reduced to 13 men as prop Brett Clark had to leave the filed with a shoulder injury. This now two man advantage told as gaps inevitably appeared. Phil Davies got his second which Dan Garman converted but by now it was 29-29 but given the advantage the home side gained full momentum and ran out winner by 37-29.
The retuning troops all said it was a good game to play in but it was just a little disappointing not to have had a full complement on show which would have made all the difference.