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A Jacob, C Crichton
W Pharo (2)
Sun 12 Nov 14:00 - Cup Full time

Colts Lose by a Single Point in National Cup

Kingsbridge Colts. 15 pts Launceston Colts. 14

The Colts went down to only their second loss of the season, once again to a strong Devon side, and once again by just the one point.
If it wasn't for a catalogue of handling errors and an unusually poor lineout things could have been very different at High House. Neither side really made much use of a very strong wind, which the Colts had behind them in the first half. The home side started the strongest but it took them over ten minutes to open the scoring. They made the most of penalties conceded by the CABs and capitalised on a missed tackle in midfield to make it 7 - 0. The CABs came back strongly and a lovely break from Will Pharo almost led to a score, but another penalty, conceded 2m from the try line, allowed Kingsbridge to clear down field. A great break from Joe Stansfield opened up the home defence. A quick recycle to Luke Couch enabled him to set up Aiden Jacob for a try in the corner. Will Pharo converted superbly from wide on the right to level the scores going in to the break. The second half gave the home side the wind advantage, however, it was another handling error by the CABs on the opposition's 22 that led to them breaking away and scoring an unconverted try: 12 - 7. Another good break by Joe Stansfield was followed by another penalty conceded. The home side opted to kick this one and extended their lead to 15 - 7. The CABs battled back well and Leion Cole earned a penalty on the 22, calling for a "high tackle sir" while the defenders arm was still around his neck! The CABs kicked three penalties into the corner as they desperately tried to close the gap. However, their lineouts let them down badly and handling errors again cost them dearly. If they had elected to go for the posts on one of these occasions, as a number of players were arguing for them to do, they may well have put themselves in with a real chance of winning the game. A few fresh legs were brought on and positions shuffled. Charlie Crichton, having moved to scrum half, was able to nip through the defence and score to the right of the posts. Will Pharo's trusty left boot brought the scores to within a point, 15 - 14. Unfortunately it was too late to enable them to win the match. An entertaining, if slightly frustrating day for the Colts. They can certainly hold their heads high as they have performed extremely well against some of the strongest sides in Devon.

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Key moments

Try Aiden Jacob scores for Launceston Rugby Club
Conversion Will Pharo kicks a conversion for Launceston Rugby Club
Try Charlie Crichton scores for Launceston Rugby Club
Conversion Will Pharo kicks a conversion for Launceston Rugby Club


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66:00 Conversion 0 - 14
Will Pharo kicks a conversion for Launceston Rugby Club
65:00 Try 0 - 12
Charlie Crichton scores for Launceston Rugby Club
End of period 1
31:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Will Pharo kicks a conversion for Launceston Rugby Club
30:00 Try 0 - 5
Aiden Jacob scores for Launceston Rugby Club
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  • Kingsbridge
  • Launceston Rugby Club
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  • Aiden Jacob Try 30:00'
  • Will Pharo Conversion 31:00'
  • Charlie Crichton Try 65:00'
  • Will Pharo Conversion 66:00'

Team selection

Couch, Luke Couch, Luke
Vanstone, Joe Vanstone, Joe
Pharo, Will Pharo, Will
Crichton, Charlie Crichton, Charlie
Bebbington, Ollie Bebbington, Ollie
May, Toby May, Toby
Tozer, Kyle Tozer, Kyle
Stansfield, Joe Stansfield, Joe
Tummon, Charlie Tummon, Charlie
Jacob, Aiden Jacob, Aiden
Cole, Leion Cole, Leion
Jewell, Ben Jewell, Ben
Pridham, Harry Pridham, Harry
Craddock, Alfie Craddock, Alfie
Short, Charlie Short, Charlie

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