Exmouth grab last gasp winner and now look forward to life in National Two (S) rugby next season.

PUBLISHED: 09:23 30 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:23 30 April 2013

Exmouth Cockles played Dorking at the weekend winning 21 to 20. The Cockles celebrate after their win against Dorking. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exsp 0835-18-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Exmouth Cockles played Dorking at the weekend winning 21 to 20. The Cockles celebrate after their win against Dorking. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exsp 0835-18-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Exmouth’s last gasp 21-20 victory over Dorking in the National Three (SW) Play-Off means the Imperial Ground will stage National Two (South) rugby next season.

That will see the Cockles entertain the likes of Taunton, Canterbury and Clifton.

The Cockles finished second in the League to London Irish Wild Geese.

The play-off game was a both thrilling and nerve-racking, especially for the home faithful.

A large Imperial Ground crowd saw Dorking lead until the final minute when the Cockles, who had stuck to their task superbly, finally got the break their industry, courage and endeavour deserved with Bob Armstrong prominent in the forward power that set up the added time try, scored by Dave Bargent.

This Sunday the Cockles have the chance to add a second piece of silverware this term when they contest the Devon Cup Final with Barnstaple at the Imperial Ground (3pm).

The Dorking game proved to be a real nail biter and you can read a full match report of the action in the next edition of the Exmouth Journal (Thursday, May 2).


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