Eagles beat sharks
PUBLISHED: 15:49 03 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:12 10 June 2010
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DEVON SHARKS 24 EAST DEVON EAGLES 54 THE Eagles were again in fine form against Torquay-based Devon Sharks, winning 54 - 24 to retain pole position in the Rugby League Conference South West league.
DEVON SHARKS 24 EAST DEVON EAGLES 54 THE Eagles were again in fine form against Torquay-based Devon Sharks, winning 54 - 24 to retain pole position in the Rugby League Conference South West league.Rich Cadywould side-stepped his way through the Sharks' defence to go over in the opening exchanges. The Sharks hit back, taking a two point lead but from the 20th minute the Eagles found another gear and went over five more times with three succesful Cadywould conversations to enable them to take a 30-6 lead into the half time break.Jascha Saeck scored wide out after receiving a pass from Nathan Budd and, when the ball was played from a ruck, Garry Hooper brushed off the defenders and touched down under the posts. Paul Flower barged through from 10 metres to score under the posts, Jack Downie went over in the corner and, just before the whistle, from 40 yards out, Cadywould chipped the ball ahead, caught his own kick and weaved through to complete the first half scoring.Straight from the re-start, Dave McCarthy played the ball to Cadywould who passed out to Andy Melbourne and he galloped through a challenge to score under the posts, Cadywould duly converting. For the next 15 minutes play was end to end and the Sharks began to post points with Morris and Joe Briggs scoring a try apiece, both under the posts, and, with the convertions going over, the margin between the sides was narrowed to 36-18.Both sides then went over, Eagles' captain Dave McCarthy neatly cutting through the Sharks' defence to touch down under the posts with Cadywould converting, then, Sharks' Morris went over near the posts with Jackson converting.In the last 10 minutes of the game, Eagles' Melbourne scored his second try, Cadywould converting and, just on time, the ball passed from Jonny Boltrukiewicz and Stuart Lowe and then on to Cadywould, who sidestepped the opposition to score his hat-trick try, which he also converted.The game was superbly officiated by referee Mike Muir.Next up for the Eagles is Saturday's League meeting with Somerset Vikings at Exmouth which kicks off at 2.30pm and, if Rugby League is your sport, then why not get along, the Eagles will make you very welcome.Eagles' Squad: Garry Hooper, James Holman, Olly Turton, Jascha Saeck, Nathan Budd, Jack Downie, Rich Cadywould, Paul Flower, Dave McCarthy (captain), Andy Melbourne, Mike Wilson, Andy Vickers, Tony Emmins, Sean Lovett, Luke Kent, Jonny Boltrukiewicz, Jack Westlake, Marc Briggs, Stuart Lowe, Duncan Harrison.Tries: Cadywould (3), Saeck, Hooper, Flower, Downie, Melbourne (2), McCarthyGoals: Cadywould (7)