Honiton Colts Turner Cup win
PUBLISHED: 09:35 10 February 2010 | UPDATED: 00:53 16 June 2010
Honiton Colts saw off rivals Sidmouth to claim three more league points and the Dave Turner Cup (32-3 on aggregate) .
Honiton Colts saw off rivals Sidmouth to claim three more league points and the Dave Turner Cup (32-3 on aggregate) in an entertaining and well contested game at Allhallows.
With underfoot conditions very soggy, slowing the speedsters, and with both teams' defences on top form, scoring chances were hard to come by.
Sidmouth came intent on revenge for the 29-3 drubbing which Honiton handed out earlier in the season and they certainly upped their game with dogged spoiling tactics throughout.
In truth though, Sidmouth rarely threatened to cross Honiton's line but, with only a solitary penalty from Meadows midway through the first half dividing the sides, the Honiton crowd became increasingly edgy as the game approached the final whistle. On another day, Meadows may have bagged a further two penalties as the visitors' spoiling tactics produced infringements but conditions made place kicking very tough.
Honiton did also have several try scoring chances and looked more threatening. Hyland and Fahy went close to scoring but the ref correctly judged the ball as being held up both times.
Whist victory against local rivals is always well earned and was celebrated in style, the Lacemen's poor decision making, particularly the over use of the boot, made life difficult, and they wasted the abundance of talent within the home side's back-line. Robert Price picked up the Man of the Match award for his all round display at open-side flanker and particularly for his work at the breakdown.