Quins show little sign of rustiness
PUBLISHED: 09:42 17 November 2010
Exmouth Quins showed some signs of having not played for a fortnight but still proved too powerful for hosts Crediton, winning 26-3.
AFTER a two week lay-off the Exmouth RFC Quins resumed their league campaign with a trip to mid Devon to take on the Crediton second fifteen, writes Chris Witkiss.
As you would expect after two weeks without rugby things were a little rusty, mistake were being made, there were miss tackles and a lack of continuity.
It was Crediton who opened the scoring with a penalty in the first couple of minutes. Exmouth’s reply was to score a try a couple of minutes later, when Brad Perkins went over the Crediton try line and Sam Reid converted the kick, three points to seven in Exmouth’s favour.
It took a further thirty minutes before the next score came when flanker Lee Loveridge crossed the line for the Quins, with Brad Perkins taking the conversion that made it fourteen, three to Exmouth and the half time score.
The second half started much better for the Exmouth side when within a minute of the restart, number eight George Savage from the base of a scrum some thirty metres out went over the Crediton try line to score a well worked individual try. From there on, however the game took a bit of a nose dive, lots of endeavour and enthusiasm but very few opportunities to score, that was until Joe Perkins scored Exmouth’s fourth try and converted by Richard Cadywould right on the stroke of full time, making the final score line, Crediton three points Exmouth twenty six.
Not one of the Quins better performances, however taking into consideration the two week lay off the state of the Crediton pitch, it was a well deserved win.