For the second time in two weeks, the Cockles travelled to Weston-super-Mare, after a late postponement the week before.

Taking one bonus point from this outing was some reward that should have been greater but credit to the hosts, with a lowly league position, they fought for pride and got the result on the day, winners 38-28.

Exmouth did score four tries, Nick Headley (2), Ben Hawley and Matty Ryan, with four conversions from Gareth Roebuck. They got within two bonus points towards the end of the match but, whilst chasing the game, an intercepted pass handed Weston their wider score victory.

It was nip and tuck until half-time, the Cockles going into the changing room, ahead 12-14. Handing match debuts to Adam Watts at full back and Dougie Chappell in the backs during the second half, the Cockles continued to push the game.

When chasing the result, errors occur and that was exactly happened, missed passes, dropped ball with strong turnover rate from the hosts. The Exmouth scrum took a while to settle against a much heavier pack and free running back line that always looked dangerous. The Cockles had their chances but were unable to make them count, the final try on full time for Weston probably summed up the afternoon.

Exmouth make the short trip to Ivybridge RFC on Saturday, March 16, kick off at 2.30pm. An important fixture that counts towards the Devon RFU Senior Cup standings for the semi-final places.

Team: Ollie Dawe, Jack Madge, Tommy Andrews, Liam Bayley, Jack Fahy, Toby Papp, Will Ridout, Ben Hawley, Charlie Passmore, Gareth Roebuck, James Clarke, Dave Bargent (C), Nick Headley, Matt Ryan, Adam Watts, Ollie Turner, Tom Mustoe, Dougie Chappell.

The Cockles Colts ran out 15-0 winners over Paignton RFC Colts, keeping the young Exmouth squad on track for a Colts Bowl competition home semi-final on Saturday, April 6.

This Saturday will see Exmouth Quins take on Ivybridge RFC 2nd Team at home, kick off 2.30pm. There is also a charity fundraising game, Royal Marines Association RFC versus Devon Wooden Spoon Vets, kick off at 2.30pm. Please come along and support both games. A fun afternoon, the home of the Cockles will also be screening all three Six Nations fixtures on the final weekend of the tournament.