Paul so Bright as Exmouth Colts exact classic revenge on Torrington

PUBLISHED: 20:09 22 February 2012 | UPDATED: 20:13 22 February 2012

Action from the Exmouth Under-12s 28-14 win at Okehampton

Action from the Exmouth Under-12s 28-14 win at Okehampton

Archant

Exmouth Colts 13:3 Torrington

Exmouth Colts were very good value for their victory at home to Torrington, writes Mike Loaring.

The side was hamstrung with no fewer then five of the team pulling out at short notice.

This led to some players being used out of their normal positions and also meant call-ups for Owen Flinn, Jake Cunningham and Daniel Bradford Jones.

When the sides met last month the North Devon side had registered a half century of points and so the Cockles went into this game with some degree of trepidation!

The opening 20 minutes was very even with the only score being a penalty for Torrington.

The Exmouth forwards won a lot of good ball for scrum-half Aaron Conway, who with fly-half Flinn, used the ball well to keep Torrington pegged back inside their 22-line.

A slippery ball made for a greater number of handling errors than usual with knock-ons a hazard close to the respective try lines!

Exmouth turned down a pair of kickable penalties, but on the stroke of half time, Flinn stepped up and slotted a beauty to send the sides into the break all square at 3-3.

In the second half Exmouth enjoyed a measure of good fortune when the wind dropped. Torrington attacked, but the Cockles defence was solid.

At the other end the home side created two good chances, and made the most of both! The Cockles forwards, led by the impressive Conway, drove up the field for Simon Hartery to score an unconverted try.

The last move of the game was a line out to Torrington on the halfway line.

Seb Opie stole the line out ball and it was moved quickly to Paul Bright who broke a brace of tackles on his way to the 22 where he threw a splendid 10-metre pass to Brad Neilson who showed clean set of heels to the Torrington defence before crossing in the corner to complete the scoring and leave the Cockles 13-3 winners.

Harry Turner, playing out of position at prop, and Jake Cunningham on the final, both put in fabulous shifts, the latter in only hiss second game this season.

This weekend the Colts entertain Brixham.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

09:01

Budleigh Salterton claimed a second successive Tolchards Devon League A Division success with a 64-run win over Ivybridge.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:59

Ollie Dawe is set to appear in an England shirt at the forthcoming Under-20 World Cup being held in Georgia.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:20

Have you got your ticket yet for the Exeter City play-off final at Wembley next Sunday (May 28)?

Read more
Saturday, May 20, 2017

With no meeting at the Oaktree Arena since May 5, you’d be forgiven for thinking that all was quiet in the ‘Cases’ Somerset Rebels camp, but nothing could be further from the truth, writes Dave Thompson.

Read more
Friday, May 19, 2017

The Devon Region of the English Pétanque Association (EPA) is pleased to have been selected, for the third consecutive year, to host the National Championships at the Isca Centre, Exeter, writes Chris Bigmore.

Read more
Friday, May 19, 2017

Having advanced to Twickenham a year ago, only to lose out narrowly to double winners Saracens, Devon’s finest again find themselves within touching distance of another big day out in the capital.

Read more
Friday, May 19, 2017

Competing in the Bideford 10k, Exmouth Harrier Ray Elston continued his dominance of the V75 age group with yet another win and this just a day before his 78th birthday, writes Cathy Newman.

Read more
Thursday, May 18, 2017

The opening match for the Budleigh men against Topsham B in the Exeter and District Over-60s League Division Three delivered a strong start to the season for the club with a 48-24 win and maximum eight points, writes David Roberts.

Read more
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Over the forthcoming May Whitsun Bank Holiday Exmouth Rowing Club are running a very special event.

Read more
Thursday, May 18, 2017

There were not so many friendly games this week with men’s and mixed, club internal singles competitions getting underway, and also national representative games, both mixed and ladies, and unfortunately with disappointing results, writes Jenny Smith.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 11°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


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