Two tries from John Parkin and one from Jimmy Holman secured a vital losing bonus point for Withycombe in what was a much-improved performance from the team as they were beaten 24-17 on their visit to Tavistock for a Tribute Cornwall and Devon League contest.
Exmouth served up some scintillating rugby to effectively have their home meeting with bottom side Old Patesians ‘won’ before the end of the first quarter of the action and they went on to register a half century of points, winning 50-24.
Exmouth head into Saturday’s South West Premier home game against Old Patesians boosted by the return of Ross Morshead and Nick Halse, who both missed last Saturday’s first away win of the season – the Cockles’ 25-21 success at Newton Abbot.
Exmouth enjoyed a week off last Saturday as did the remainder of the South West Premier teams, but all are back in action this Saturday when the Cockles will be looking to secure their first away league win since November 2017.
Exmouth colts’ planned fixture with Sidmouth was cancelled due to Sidmouth not having a colts team this year, so Okehampton were pleased to visit for a friendly due to their own match also being cancelled, writes Taylor Masters.