Eagles lift the cup
PUBLISHED: 17:22 14 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:29 10 June 2010
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EAST DEVON EAGLES 74 points SOMERSET VIKINGS 16 points EAST Devon Eagles lifted the silverware in the Rugby League Conference South West Regional Final with a 14 try rout over Somerset Vikings.
EAST DEVON EAGLES 74 points SOMERSET VIKINGS 16 pointsEAST Devon Eagles lifted the silverware in the Rugby League Conference South West Regional Final with a 14 try rout over Somerset Vikings.The Eagles were on the score sheet twice in the first 10 minutes when skipper Dave McCarthy picked up a Vikings' dropped ball to dive over wide out to score and Jack Downie weaved through the opposition to touch down under the posts, Rich Cadywould converting both.Vikings hit back with a try of their own before a quick fire brace of scores from Jim Holman took the Eagles into a 20-6 lead.Three more Eagles tries followed before the half time whistle. Hooper went over in the far corner when McCarthy played the ball to player coach Tony Emmins and out to Cadywould and Hooper scooped up the ball to scamper over the line. Wathes picked up loose ball and with six Vikings players chasing him, he outpaced them to touch down wide out. Jonny Boltrukiewicz made a break and, following a run up the center of the park, offloaded to McCarthy for him to run in his second try and dot the ball down under the posts, Cadywould converting, giving the Eagles a 34-6 lead at the break.Vikings started the scoring in the second half with a Jon Gatford try, converted by Lees, but the Eagles denied them any further score until the last play of the game.Quick ball and a superb pass by Cadywould to Sean Lovett saw him go over in the corner and, five minutes later, a Lovett pass to Downie put him over the line for a try, Cadywould adding the extras. Cadywould then went over and converted before Dale Sleeman offloaded to Downie who went over for his hat-trick try.The Vikings scored late consolation points but it was the Eagles who rightly claimed the silverware with a 74-16 victory.A jubilant Eagles team was presented with the silver salver as Rugby League Conference South West Regional winners.Player coach Tony Emmins and Captain Dave McCarthy were delighted with the team performance on the day and throughout the season the whole squad has shown enthusiasm, commitment and dedication to the club and has produced some great rugby to entertain their supporters.Eagles' squad. Hooper, Holman, Wathes, Downie, Turton, Lovett, Cadywould, Melbourne, McCarthy, Westlake, Sleeman, Wilson, Emmins, Flower, Briggs, Boltrukiewicz, Saeck.Tries: McCarthy (2), Downie (3), Holman (2), Hooper (2), Wathes (2), Lovett, Cadywould, SaeckConversions: Cadywould (9)