Young forwards shine for Quins
PUBLISHED: 13:31 21 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:02 10 June 2010
Exmouth Quins 29pts, Paignton Dev XV 0 Devon Merit Table One: Exmouth started well and went straight up to Paignton s line.
Exmouth Quins 29pts, Paignton Dev XV 0 Devon Merit Table One: Exmouth started well and went straight up to Paignton's line.
Unfortunately for Exmouth they were unable to capitalise on the early pressure.
After eight minutes, Paignton got into the Exmouth half for the first time and took the lead with a penalty.
It took a further 10 minutes for Exmouth to score the first of their three tries. Scrum-half Matt Ryan took a quick penalty tap on the halfway line and ran straight through the Paignton defence to score under the posts.
With Ed Kirk adding the conversion, the score was 7-3 in Exmouth's favour.
Paignton added another penalty in the 35th minute to trail by a point at the turn.
The second half started in similar fashion to the first. However, this time it was the Quins who went over within two minutes of the restart with Ryan scoring his second try of the game.
Paignton again came back at Exmouth and landed a penalty that brought them back into the game at 12-9 down.
As the game progressed, and players became tired, gaps started to appear in both defences.
Both sides had scoring opportunities, but it was Exmouth who made the breakthrough when winger Nathan Budd finished off a well-worked move to score in the corner.
Exmouth had the last scoring opportunity when Kirk converted a penalty on the stroke of full time.
A special mention has to go to the young Exmouth front row of Tom Roberts, Tom Rowe and Liam Millman, who put in such a big performance that all three were named the Men off the Match.