Honiton seconds edged out at Crediton
PUBLISHED: 11:39 18 January 2016 | UPDATED: 16:29 19 January 2016
Honiton seconds were edged out 17-14 in a hastily re-arranged merit encounter at Crediton.
Given that the go-ahead for the match was only given at the last minute, the pitch naturally made for extremely heavy going!
The heavy-clinging red clay mud certainly ruined any hoped of playing an expansive free-flowing game.
Despite this Honiton started brightly and, with first use of the slope, they held their own for the first 25 minutes.
Indeed, they broke the deadlock when, after good work from the forwards the released ball found Alex Davis who crashed over from short range. Cook converted and it gave Honiton a 7-0 half-time lead.
In the second half the home side had the distinct advantage of the slope and they worked it well. Despite some terrific defending from Honiton, the home side scored three tries in the final quarter.
The Honiton endeavour was rewarded though when, after more good work from the forwards, particularly Austin Elliot, Davies dotted down for his second try which was converted by skipper James Foot.
Despite the trying conditions it was a good game, ground out in the mud and all credit to the captain James Foot who has worked tirelessly to motivate his troops this year.