Buckley brace in Topsham home defeat to Plymouth Albion Oaks

08:48 19 September 2012

Withy 2nd XV player in action at South Molton

Withy 2nd XV player in action at South Molton

Archant

Topsham 12, Plymstock Albion Oaks 25

Topsham were well beaten by the visiting side despite the surprise inclusion in their ranks of an Exeter Chiefs’ coach.

Ricky Pellow is a coach at Sandy Park with the Chiefs, but has been training with the Tops and looking to play when his Premiership club commitments permit.

It did not take long for the class to shine through as Pellow, who has also turned out for Bath, Worcester and Exeter, amongst others in his rugby career, was instrumental in the opening try as he played in winger Adam Buckley to put the opening points on the board.

The visitors responded well and took the lead with a converted try.

Topsham were quickly back onto the front foot and were fully deserving of the lead once more and again it was the fleet-footed Buckley who went over followed by Tom Viljeon tucking away the conversion.

The Plymouth side went into the break courtesy of a penalty and that score was repeated in the early exchanges of the second half to extend the visitors lead.

Oaks then stepped up the pace and ran in a couple of tries to extend their advantage.

To their credit Topsham continued to press and had the greater share of both ball and territorial advantage over the final third of the contest.

They spent much of the final ten minute camped on the visitors line in desperate search of a score which would have at least seem them bank the bonus point, albeit in defeat.

Sadly it was not to be and they had to troop off beaten at the final whistle.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 15:40

Police Social Club A top the tightly packed Exmouth Snooker League table following a 4-1 victory over recent leaders, Police B.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:58

The East Devon seniors played a fun, non-qualifying Stableford, February, writes Paul Willoughby.

Read more
Thu, 13:03

Exmouth Harrier Hugh Marsden was recently in the Falkland Islands, writes Dave Eveleigh.

Read more
Thu, 13:01

Withycombe Under-13s were in terrific form as they outscored hosts Topsham by 16 tries to nil, playing at the Topsham Bonfire Field in spring-like conditions that were ideal for running the ball around.

Read more
Thu, 12:52

The East Budleigh Blitz Chess Championship will take place in March, writes Brian Gosling.

Read more
Thu, 12:52

History was made at Lympstone ABC on Saturday when Louis Silk became the first member of the club to win a national title.

Read more
Thu, 12:51

The highlight of the week was a great result for the Budleigh men against Honiton in Division Two of the interclub competition, writes David Roberts.

Read more
Thu, 10:03

Budleigh Salterton Under-16s now know their opponents in the two cup finals they reached in the past fortnight, writes SpursTom.

Read more
Thu, 10:02

After 120 minutes of end-to-end action and no fewer then 17 penalties, the latter saved by Budleigh keeper Mark Bown, Ryan Britton calmly converted the 18th spot kick to book East Budleigh’s place in round two of the Grandisson Cup, writes Mark Auton.

Read more
Thu, 10:02

Budleigh Salterton Under-16s have booked a berth in the last four of the Wotton Printers Devon County Under-16 Cup after they won a thrilling cup tie at Greenway Lane against Barnstaple Youth, writes SpursTom.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 9°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder


HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications