Exmouth Nomads too strong for Honiton
PUBLISHED: 09:49 03 November 2010
EXMOUTH Nomads returned to merit table action with an excellent performance against Honiton 2nds, writes Robert Lowe.
Nomads began well and struck as early as the fifth minute through Mike Symons.
The initial move was launched by a turnover from Neil Hooper, who fed Symons to break from his own twenty-two and exchanging passes with Rich Haynes before crossing the Honiton line. The conversion from the boot of Murrin was not successful.
Pressure on the Nomads scrum allowed Honiton to score under the posts, they duly converted, and now led 7-5.
The Honiton advantage was increased with a penalty kick, but that served to shake the Nomads up and they were quickly on level terms when a good drive from the forwards, coupled with quick recycled ball, led to some good handling by Sam Reid and the eventual try from Haynes but, once again, the Murrin conversion attempt was not successful.
Just before the interval some fine play from the forwards resulted in Seb Phelps crossing the Honiton line and this time the conversion was a success and the Nomads went into the half-time break leading 17-10.
After the re-start a superb break by Reid from his own 10-metre line, resulted in him running in under the posts and a second Murrin conversion took the Nomads into a 24-10 lead.
Sean Delooze then ran in a try, Murrin again converted and Nomads now held a 31-10 lead and it was soon 38-10 as Delooze struck for the second time and again Murrin tucked away the kick.
The final try again came from good defence and pressure in mid-field, a hack on by Russ Coombes and over went Reid for his second try of the game.
Murrin converted and that proved to the final scoring action of the game with Nomads emerging 45-10 winners