The Cockles went looking for their second win in a row and found what they were looking for.   
Visitors Launceston were no pushover, for large parts of the game there was not much between the two sides in terms of attack and defence before Exmouth ran out 22-12 winners. 

On Vice Presidents Day, a few spectators heading out of the club house after lunch might have missed the first score from Andy Knight just after the start. Exmouth’s Oli Cave scored next, George Meadows adding the extras for a 7-5 lead restored 7-5.   

Against a swirling wind, the game could have slipped away from the home side when Lloyd Duke went over, converted by Dan Preece, 7-12.  However, the Cockles found their form to secure the game, with the scrum and lineout working well, providing a platform for attacking lines of running.  

Nick Headley brought the game level with a well taken try, 12-12. On 58 minutes, Will Ridout gave Exmouth the lead with Meadows converting, 19-12. Meadows added another penalty to seal the win.  

It was four well-deserved league points for the Cockles, moving them five places up the table and it’s tight from 8th place down. A reward for players and coaching team, as well as all involved in getting matches done on game day, with the spectators enjoying a good day at Exmouth. 

It is a trip down to Plymouth on Saturday to take on Devonport Services, who are a very good side in the top three, kick off 3pm.  

Exmouth Quins worked hard in a challenging game and eventually went down 42-5 at Devonport Services 2nd Team. Eliott Fielding scored the Cockles only try, splitting the home defence wide open.   

For large parts Exmouth, had the upper hand at scrum time but could not contain the Services’ attack out wide. Next up is North Tawton 1st Team at home on Saturday, kick off at 2.30pm. 

Exmouth Nomads had a few late changes to line up but take nothing away from the lads playing out of position in an entertaining game that Tiverton 3rd Team won 42-5. The Cockles frustrated the home side and stuck to their task throughout the game. A week break next weekend, then Exeter Engineers on Saturday, November 12. 

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