Star man Parkin bags try brace for Cockles

PUBLISHED: 15:15 18 January 2008 | UPDATED: 08:47 10 June 2010

Exmouth U16s 19pts, Exeter Saracens 0 Landscapes League The winning streak continues as Exmouth beat Saracens, to maintain second place in the league, writes Tom Parry. Both sides were rusty coming back from the Christmas break. Exmouth played with the wi

Exmouth U16s 19pts, Exeter Saracens 0 Landscapes League The winning streak continues as Exmouth beat Saracens, to maintain second place in the league, writes Tom Parry.

Both sides were rusty coming back from the Christmas break.

Exmouth played with the wind and predictably camped in Sarries' half.

It took 20 minutes before Exmouth capitalised and managed to break the deadlock through Tim Green. Ty Tuckett converted to make it 7-0.

With both teams' forwards battering away at each other, it was even at break downs and the set-pieces.

From a ruck close to the visitors' line, skipper and scrum-half Joe Parkin dived over to make it 12-0. Tuckett again converted.

Fourteen points didn't seem enough of an advantage with the wind as the sides changed ends.

Exmouth surprised everyone by their territorial advantage against the wind in the second half.

They kept inching closer, but Saracens' defence held up several potential scores.

Saracens threatened for several periods but stubborn defence kept the visitors at bay.

Exmouth turned on the heat in the last 20 minutes.

Josh Richards and Dan Macleod linked up to provide a decent pass to Man of the Match Parkin, who ran through the Exeter defence to go over in the corner for his second try.

Both teams played extremely well and credit to Sarries for their strong defence on the try line.

Exmouth take on Barnstaple at home on Sunday. Although a friendly, they will hope to come away winners.


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