Exmouth Quins too much for Launceston in Friday night game
PUBLISHED: 09:32 01 December 2011
Exmouth Quins travelled to Launceston for a Friday night encounter that they won handsomely 42-3.
Fielding a strong XV with Matt Garner the only starter from the previous week’s side. Adam Wyllie, Adam Hooper Jon Fabian and Rich Cadywould, all looking to gain valuable game time, were also in the starting team.
In a bright start the opening try came after a strong run from James Bartholomew that put in winger Nick Brashier and Cadywould slotted the conversion.
The second try owed much to the Cockles forwards’ dominance. A driving maul started on the home 22 and it left to the veteran Bob Armstrong, on for injured Nigel Berry, to crash over and again Cadywould converted.
Armstrong was then again on the score sheet with Cadywould again converting and the Cockles held a 21-0 lead. Launceston were finally on the score sheet with a late first half penalty and the Cockles went into the break leading 21-3.
Changes at the break saw the Cockles start the second half with colt Josh Sargent making his senior debut whilst Milo Reynolds, Max Hansford and Alex Hole were also introduced to the action.
After a sustained period of pressure for the home side, a Rich Cadywould chip and chase resulted in a try for Matt Garner, Cadywould converting.
Colt Paul Bright and Ian Dunstan were summoned from the bench with half an hour to play. Sargent, Reynolds and Wyllie featured strongly as the game continued and Garner, now at nine, had quantity and quality ball to distribute. It was Garner who got his second try with 15minutes to play and the final word was with Cadywould as he took advantage of some bright Fabian work to score and then convert, his own try, to complete the scoring.
The final whistle was greeted with some relief for the hosts. The Quins can be very pleased with their performance, illustrating the East Devon’s Club strength in depth; a number of players rose to the challenge and will have given the Selectors plenty to think about before next weeks games.