Hyland stars as Honiton 2nds score 90 points against Torrington

PUBLISHED: 13:20 13 September 2018

Honiton 2nds at home to Exeter Eng. Ref mhsp 41-16TI 9443. Picture: Terry Ife

Honiton 2nds at home to Exeter Eng. Ref mhsp 41-16TI 9443. Picture: Terry Ife

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Honiton 2nds proved far too strong for Torrington with the Lacemen chalking up an emphatic 90-21 success, writes Ben Welch.

Full back Phil Bennett scored the opening try and, soon after, Elliott Perett scored and Smith slotted the conversion.

Hyland, who impressed throughout on this, his first outing of the new campaign, scored the third and tucked over the conversion himself and, after Torrington had scored their first try, Perett crossed for his second and the conversion was sent over by Lovesy.

Jake Smith converted his own try to make it 33-7 before a nasty injury to Foot led to him being taken off to hospital to have a deep cut seen to.

A poor kick to Honiton’s 22 resulted in Trenchard running the length of the pitch through the defence to score a great solo try before the Smith and fly half Jonny House both crossed the whitewash.

That all left Honiton trooping off at the break 54-7 ahead.

The second half saw the introduction of colt Sam Heathcote, who made an immediate impact with a try and, when Austin Elliott went over and Lovesy converted, Honiton’s lead was 66-7.

Lovesy then perfectly executed a cross-field kick that Heathcote was on the end of to score his second and the trusty boot of Lovesy saw the conversion scored.

Lovesey then crossed himself once again, and converted his try to make it 80-7.

Austin Elliott picked up a yellow card and while he was off the pitch, Honiton players Trenchard and Dom Hawke, who were boosting the Torrington numbers, both scored against their club mates for the score to move to 80-21.

Trenchard, having switched back to play for the Lacemen, scored the final try, and Lovesey tucked away the conversion to complete the scoring.

The Honiton Man of the match award went to Ollie Hyland.

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