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Colts - Match centre

L Cole, O Bebbington
W Pharo
Sat 30 Sep 13:00 - Friendly Full time

Colts Lose by a Point to Ivybridge

Ivybridge Colts. 13 pts Launceston Colts. 12

The CABs Colts travelled to an unbeaten Ivybridge with just two substitutes and two of their regular props missing. The home side, by contrast, had the luxury of a full 15 on the bench!! Despite this the CABs put in a sterling display and came away with heads held high, having lost by a solitary point, conceding a disputed penalty in the dying minutes. The game was littered with penalties, handling errors and knock ons from both sides on a soggy, wind blown pitch. Leion Cole opened the scoring from a quickly taken tap and go free kick on the Ivybridge 5m line. Will Pharo converted to make it 7 - 0. Joe Vanstone then intercepted nicely and Aiden Jacob broke down the right wing. Penalties were conceded for use of the squeeze ball, apparently not allowed in Devon Colts. Resolute defending kept the home side out, but the pressure eventually told, and a penalty kick for offside at a lineout closed the gap to 7 - 3. The CABs lineout was very scrappy this week, a complete contrast to previous games. In the second half the home side's numbers began to tell a little. A few knock-ons led to an Ivybridge try, 7 - 10. Luke Couch put in a big try saving tackle on the left wing, taking a few subs with him for good measure. Some excellent recycling and running through the phases led to an Ollie Bebbington try on the left wing to give the CABs back the lead, 12 - 10. Despite the home side's numerous fresh legs the CABs fitness and strength kept them well in contention. More handling errors from both sides made for a scrappy period of play. The game was settled by a couple of penalties for the home side which baffled the visiting supporters. The first kick was missed but the second, more central one, gave the home side a one point win, 12 - 13. Despite losing, the CABs Colts came away with every reason to be proud of their performance against a very strong Devon side who outnumbered them significantly. This game served to show just how strong a side the CABs Colts really are.

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Key moments

Try Leion Cole scores for Launceston
Conversion Will Pharo kicks a conversion for Launceston
Try Ollie Bebbington scores for Launceston


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50:00 Try 0 - 12
Ollie Bebbington scores for Launceston
End of period 1
16:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Will Pharo kicks a conversion for Launceston
15:00 Try 0 - 5
Leion Cole scores for Launceston
Start of the game
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  • Ivybridge
  • Launceston
  • 0
  • Leion Cole Try 15:00'
  • Will Pharo Conversion 16:00'
  • Ollie Bebbington Try 50:00'

Team selection

Turley, Finn Turley, Finn
Bebbington, Ollie Bebbington, Ollie
Vanstone, Joe Vanstone, Joe
Pharo, Will Pharo, Will
Armstrong, Lawrence Armstrong, Lawrence
May, Toby May, Toby
Tozer, Kyle Tozer, Kyle
Cole, Leion Cole, Leion
Jacob, Aiden Jacob, Aiden
Tummon, Charlie Tummon, Charlie
Duke, Sam Duke, Sam
Sandercock, Ollie Sandercock, Ollie
Rowland, Josh Rowland, Josh
Craddock, Alfie Craddock, Alfie
Baker, Cian Baker, Cian

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