Exmouth Colts shut the door on hosts Tiverton.

PUBLISHED: 09:01 03 December 2009 | UPDATED: 12:25 10 June 2010

EXMOUTH Colts returned from Tiverton with an outstanding 32-0 victory under their belts.

EXMOUTH Colts returned from Tiverton with an outstanding 32-0 victory under their belts.

This season League is certainly throwing up some interesting results, going into the game in Mid Devon the hosts had beaten both Okehampton and Barnstaple and were looking to extend a six match unbeaten run.

All this conspired to make this look a particularly difficult outing for the Cockles and the early exchanges were just that with the sides reaching the 25th minute with no scores on the board.

The Cockles changed that particular statistic when skipper Joe Parkin turned over ball on his own 22, raced 50 metres, and then chipped ahead for Glen Layton to chase and ultimately touch down.

Minutes later the Exmouth backs showed pace and skill to get within five metres of the hosts' line and, from the resulting ruck, Parkin executed a cheeky inside ball to Ty Tuckett, running an excellent line to crash over and make the half time score 10-0.

The Cockles began after the break in similar fashion to the way they had closed out the first period, very much in the ascendency. Dan Macleod scythed through the defence and chipped ahead only to be then illegally halted I his tracks. A yellow card was issued to the offender and the resultant penalty saw Parkin dummy right and run left in a huge gap under the posts with Howard Smith adding the extras with the conversion.

Exmouth took advantage of the missing Tiverton centre by switching the ball from one side to the other until the overlap appeared and replacement winger Tim Green touched down for an unconverted try.

Tiverton upped their game and pressured the Exmouth line on several occasions with Jack Sansom, in particular, leading by example.

With five minutes remaining the Cockles mounted a counter-attack with McLeod bursting through the centre, evading three defenders before crossing the home line to complete the scoring and seal a hugely impressive 32-0 victory.

Tom Steer debuted at full back and showed confidence, pace and skill, which will make him a regular in the squad.

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