Narrow defeat for Honiton

PUBLISHED: 12:15 30 November 2011

Hoiton 3rds Vs Exmouth Nomads at Allhallows pitch. picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhsp 7903-47-11AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Hoiton 3rds Vs Exmouth Nomads at Allhallows pitch. picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhsp 7903-47-11AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Honiton 2nd XV welcomed high flying Bideford to Allhallows on Saturday and again narrowly lost out in a 17-22 defeat, writes Tom Churchward.

After a scrappy first ten minutes, Honiton had the opportunity to gain the lead but the kick was missed by Andy Canniford. Bideford found themselves with a kickable penalty, which they slotted over for a 3-0 lead. The strong Bideford pack used their muscle to cross over in the corner for a try that went unconverted. Working their way back up the field, Honiton knocked on the door several times but could not find their way over the white line. A turnover allowed Bideford to run with the ball and the centre, Dave Fewings, crossed over to extend the lead to 15-0, after the conversion.

Honiton started the second half brighter and some pick and gos from the forwards saw Jon Hannay cross over for a unconverted try. Bideford crossed over for a further try, which again was unconverted.

With 20 minutes left, Honiton piled on the pressure and Jon Hannay again found room to crash over and leave the score 22-10.

Sensing a comeback, Honiton were controlling the game and good work by the forwards saw Robbie Harrsion crash over, and the conversion left it 17-22.

Unfortunately, as last week, Honiton left it a little too late and this try was the last action of the game.


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