After a beautifully observed silence to mark Armistices Day, a large crowd enjoyed Exmouth RFC securing a bonus point win with a dominant 43-18 triumph over Weston-super-Mare.

The Exmouth pack matched their larger counterparts extremely well, always a fearsome challenge from a Weston team. Within three minutes, Matt Ryan scored the first of a hat-trick of tries.

Both teams looked to secure the ball and attack. Exmouth skipper Dave Bargent crashed over from a stable scrum close to the line, extras from Gareth Roebuck, who kicked 13 points throughout the afternoon.

Jake Inglis scored a super individual try with tricky running to stretch the Cockles lead, made better by a lovely touchline conversion from Roebuck, 19-6 following another penalty, brought the first half to a close.

The second period scoring started quicker than the first, Oli Cave crashed through the visitors defence, two minutes after the restart, Roebuck obliged with conversion, then a penalty soon after, 29-6, try bonus point secured.

Weston scored the first of their final two tries from Wes Hayden Main, Josh Mynett added the other late. With ball in hand, the Cockles back line took advantage to tease the Weston defence, Lewis Geran, James Clarke, George Meadows with Nick Headley were a constant threat.

Scrum Half Matt Ryan scored two fine tries in the final 16 minutes to complete his hat trick, the latter a sniping dive after some lovely rolling play from the forwards. Both tries converted, Exmouth closed the game out 43-18 winners.

‘That’s Entertainment’, ringing in their ears after the game, perfectly summed up the afternoon for the viewers at Exmouth.

Team. Jack Madge, Charlie Gibbings, Brad Skinner, Jack Fahy, Oli Mason, Toby Papp, Will Ridout, Dave Bargent, Matt Ryan, George Meadows, Jake Inglis, Oli Cave, Lewis Geran, James Clarke, Gareth Roebuck. Ollie Turner, Liam Bayley, Nick Headley.

Exmouth entertain Ivybridge RFC on Saturday.

Exmouth Colts finished their 1st phase competition with a 37-7 win on the road at Plymouth Albion Colts. The second phase of the competition sees the Exmouth youngsters in the Bowl Competition with home and away games with Totnes, Paignton, Plymouth Albion and Wellington U18s. First up at Exmouth, Wellington on Saturday, November 25.

This weekend, the Quins and Nomads are on the road to Ivybridge and Exeter Engineers.