Put Tavi defeat behind them
PUBLISHED: 20:39 04 April 2012
Tavistock 41, Honiton RFC 1st XV 12
Honiton travelled up on to the moors to take on Tavistock in the much awaited top of the table clash where the winners were virtually assured of taking the League title.
Despite Honiton holding the top sport prior to the game the shrewd money was on the home side who had a record of 18 straight wins, having not lost a game since early October.
The game was fast paced and competitively contested, and flowed from one end of the field to the other quickly. However it was Tavistock that made the most of their opportunities when they came, as Honiton coughed the ball up too often. They took the lead but, unfortunately for Honiton, the inform home side playing in front of a very large crowd took the game by the scruff of the neck and by half time had an unassailable lead of 25-5 with a bonus point already in the bag.
Honiton rallied in the second half but once again were guilty of giving away possession too often. Tavistock attacked Honiton in the same fashion the Lacemen have attacked others this season, and as they ruthlessly used the space available Honiton fell further behind. The home sides back three were particularly ruthless in the counter attack and Honiton’s usually rock solid defence leaked tries and inevitably heads dropped.
Honiton kept plugging away, but frustration hampered progress, as well as the home sides solid defence. The final score was what can only be classed as a hugely disappointingly 41-12 thumping and this was Honiton’s heaviest defeat of the season.
To be fair, Honiton didn’t play well but the opposition were a ruthless, class out fit who took their chances well and they were fully deserved of the win. Honiton and the large travelling band of supports were hugely disappointed with the out come but this result must quickly put behind them and with two games left they need to focus on getting the two points out of the remaining two games they need to secure promotion in second spot!
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