Honiton back to winning ways with victory over South Molton

PUBLISHED: 22:33 14 October 2014 | UPDATED: 22:33 14 October 2014

Honiton action from South Molton win

Honiton action from South Molton win

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The previous weeks mauling by Saltash was firmly put to bed as Honiton got back to winning ways against a plucky South Molton side, writes Roger Dance.

The visitors, newly promoted to the division, are finding life hard in the league and again Honiton reminded them of this fact with a seven try haul that was dished out in two servings.

Playing down the slope Honiton were quick to post their intention and when a maul was rumbled over the line near the posts it was hooker Robert Price who came up with the ball.

Andy Canniford added the extras and then it was really one-way traffic for the next twenty minutes. Ben Small unselfishly put in winger Sam Collins for a try before, moments later, crashing over himself.

Honiton then saw several tries go begging and as the half wore on the visitors seemed to get the measure of the pitch and Honiton and turned the tide.

The Lacemen’s cause wasn’t helped with two sin-binning’s in Price and player-coach Hannay. Molton take full advantage of the extra numbers to bag a couple of tries to troop off at half-time just 17-10 down.

After the break the visitors, using the famous Allhallows slope, kept up the pressure and only some exceptional last ditch defence from the home side in particular from Cooke, Price, Bennett and Keep and this all helped to keep Honiton’s line intact.

A good strike against the head from the front row crew saw the pressure relieved as ‘back on the field’ coach Hannay crashed over up the blindside, and not long after, Louie Lane dotted down out wide.

Lochie Robinson converted to effectively seal victory.

There was still time for a good move up the field end with Robinson scoring under the posts and he added the extras before, with time running out, a good blind side break from number eight Josh Rice saw him brush of a couple of tackles to run it round under the post and again Robinson converted to seal a 41-10 success.

On Saturday the Lacemen face the long haul to Bodmin.

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