Saeck treble as Eagles hit Titans.
PUBLISHED: 11:03 17 June 2009 | UPDATED: 11:10 10 June 2010
EAST Devon Eagles were without player coach Tony Emmins and Rich Cadywould, who were both on International duty with England, but still ran in 13 tries to defeat Plymouth Titans 74-9, writes Jan McCarthy.
EAST Devon Eagles were without player coach Tony Emmins and Rich Cadywould, who were both on International duty with England, but still ran in 13 tries to defeat Plymouth Titans 74-9, writes Jan McCarthy.The game was barely a minute old when Lee Carey crossed and Shaun Fayter, making his debut appearance, converted. Jonny Boltrukiewicz then provided the assist for Frederic Marty to be carried over the line and again Fayter scored the extras.Garry Hooper then scored under the posts but the conversion struck an upright before Jack Westlake used his strength to power over and this time Fayter converted.On the half hour, Sean Lovett added another try before, five minutes later, Andy Melbourne galloped his way through the Titans defence, passed out to Marty and on to Mike Wilson for him to score near the uprights, Boltrukiewicz kicking the extras to give the Eagles a 32 - 0 at the break.The Titans were on the score sheet with a penalty after the Eagles were penalized for a high tackle but, in an instant reply, a slick inside pass from Lovett to Boltrukiewicz saw him power over the line under the posts and he scored again minutes later after taking a quick penalty and confusing Titans with a dummy. The half century of points arrived when Paul Flower crashed over under the posts and Fayter again converted.The visitors then scored their only try of the contest, and got the conversion too, before Eagles skipper Skipper Dave McCarthy fed Jascha Saeck for him to score under the posts, kicking his own conversion.Melbourne made the hard yards before Mark Wathes took the ball on for a solo run up the middle of the park to touchdown, kicking his own conversion, and a good touchline run by Hooper saw him make a slick inside pass to Saeck who ran in near the posts, with Wilson stepping up for the conversion.Just before time, the visitors notched a drop goal but the Eagles had the last word when the last play of the match saw Saeck make a break and another solo run through the Titans defence to score his hat trick under the posts, also kicking the extras, giving the Eagles a 74 - 9 victory thus retaining top place in the League with 5 wins from 5.Next up the Eagles travel to meet Somerset Vikings this weekend.Eagles Tries: Carey, Marty, Hooper, Westlake, Lovett, Wilson, Boltrukiewicz (2) Flower, Saeck (3) Wathes.Conversions: Fayter (6) Boltrukiewicz, Saeck (2) Wathes, Wilson.