Opening setback prompts colts to dominate

PUBLISHED: 09:32 31 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:55 10 June 2010

Cullompton Colts 5pts, Exmouth Colts 20 Devon Merit Table EXMOUTH made an unconvincing start that saw them go 5-0 down straight from the kick-off. Cullompton made a break from the back of a scrum and managed to offload it to the backs.

Cullompton Colts 5pts,Exmouth Colts 20 Devon Merit TableEXMOUTH made an unconvincing start that saw them go 5-0 down straight from the kick-off.Cullompton made a break from the back of a scrum and managed to offload it to the backs. Exmouth were stunned and it took a well-worked try by Sam Reid in the corner to even up the score some 15 minutes later. A sloppy penalty gave Cullompton the chance for a shot at goal, but that failed to put the team ahead. From then on the Cockles didn't look back and started to dominate. The team worked as a unit all over the pitch, making territory and possession theirs. Exmouth's pressure was rewarded when Shaun Fayter converted a penalty.Joe Parkin had a gutsy day at scrum-half controlling the ball and making decisive breaks. Sam Bull had a solid game at No.8 and encouraged his forwards to provide good ball for Parkin to work with.After the half-time break, Exmouth battled it out in their opponents' 22 and came away with another well-worked try. Parkin snatched the ball in the home team's half and quick hands led to Fayter running in under the posts. Fayter converted his own try for a 13-5 lead. Cullompton stepped up a gear during a period of continued pressure in the Cockles' half.A well-controlled Exmouth defensive line ensured the home team didn't break through again.Exmouth rounded the game off with a try by Adam Morris from excellent forward control .This was an excellent team performance from a depleted Exmouth side, showing what strength they have in depth.The contributions from Sam Reid, Joe Parkin and Sam Bull were acknowledged by their team-mates.


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