Quins go top of the table with Newton Abbot victory
PUBLISHED: 10:09 11 January 2011
EXMOUTH Quins dusted themselves down after a lengthy lay-off to defeat title rivals Newton Abbot.
Newton Abbott started the game the better of the two teams, so much so, for the first fifteen minutes of the game the Exmouth side could not get out of their own half.
However, in those fifteen minutes Newton Abbott could only manage a penalty. As the game progressed, the Quins shook of the rustiness of not having played for four weeks and started to string some good moves together, putting the Newton Abbott defense under pressure which produce a penalty for being offside.
Rich Caddywould Converted the kick to level the scores three a piece. Then with approximately fifteen minute left of the first half the Quins hit a purple patch, with tries from Brad Perkins, Rich Caddywould, Sam Reid And Tom Elliott and two conversions from Rich Caddywould to make the half time score twenty seven points to three in Exmouth’s Favour.
The game continued in the second half much the same as the first half finished with the Quins on top and controlling the game. For thirty minute Exmouth attacked and attacked the Newton Abbott try line but could not score, then as the game was drawing to a close Exmouth relaxed and Newton Abbott took full advantage and scored two quick tries one of which was converted making the score line twenty seven points to seventeen. For the remaining five minutes or so the Quins had to do some frantic defending as Newton Abbott saw they were within two scores of Exmouth, luckily the Exmouth defense stood solid, as the final whistle went with Newton Abbott only metres from the Exmouth line.
That put the Quins top of their league by a point over Newton Abbott with a game in hand.