Cadywould try hat-trick as Eagles bag Final slot
PUBLISHED: 08:41 04 August 2010 | UPDATED: 08:41 04 August 2010
East Devon eagles powered to a 44-34 victory over Exeter Centurions to book a Grand Final berth against Devon Sharks of Tiverton.
EAST Devon Eagles won the league play-off game against Exeter Centurions 44-34 in a close fought game to go through to the Grand Final next Sunday against Devon Sharks at Tiverton, writes Jan McCarthy.
Eagles were first on the score sheet with an un-converted try from Mark Wathes and Centurions replied 5 minutes later with a converted try from Brent Ryan converted by Alex Stevens.
Eagles then went ten points ahead with converted tries by Wathes, his second of the afternoon, and Dale Sleeman who went over near the posts having received the ball from Jon Boltrukiewicz who had made the hard yards.
Centurions levelled the score to 16-16 with a brace of Alex Ford tries converted by Stevens just before the half time whistle
Six minutes into the second half, Centurions Rich Hart scored a converted try but the Eagles upped their game and were rewarded with a hat trick of tries from Rich Cadywould and then Paul Morgan made a solo run to touchdown under the posts, Cadywould converting all four.
The last ten minutes of the game saw tit for tat scoring with Centurions Ryan and Brommell scoring a pair of converted tries and Eagles Sleeman crashing over by the posts for his second try of the game, Cadywould adding the extras and when referee Melvin Bettridge blew for time, the Eagles 44-34 scoreline had put them through to the Grand Final.
Man of the Match was given to Paul Morgan for his sterling defence and numerous try saving tackles.
Player Coach Tony Emmins said after the game: “This performance was most certainly not up to the Eagles usual standard and the score line flattered the opposition”.
Eagles Tries: Wathes (2), Sleeman (2), Cadywould (3), Morgan
Convesions: Cadywould 6