Colts Beat Ivybridge at Polson
Launceston Colts. 22 pts
Ivybridge Colts. 19
On a rare sunny day at Polson the Colts gained revenge for a one point loss away to Ivybridge in the early part of the season.
Despite the visitors bringing a strong squad of 22 with them, the Colts, with a squad of just 18, dominated the first quarter of the game. Strong driving breaks by Aiden Jacob
and Kyle Tozer
finally led to the domination being rewarded with a penalty kick on the 22 in midfield. Will Pharo
calmly slotted between the uprights to open the scoring. A well taken lineout following a penalty kick was then followed by some excellent recycling through a number of phases. Ivybridge defended strongly and stole the ball but an intercepted pass as they tried to exit their own 22 led to the first try of the game, Lawrence Armstrong
powering over near the posts. Will Pharo
converted to extend the CABs lead to 10 - 0. Some good line breaks by flanker Aiden Jacob
were lacking in support. This allowed the visitors to pile on the pressure and they closed the gap with a try on the left wing. This stirred them into even stronger action and they soon took the lead with a converted try following some excellent passing. The Colts hung on to the half time whistle, going in two points down at 10 - 12. In the second half an Ivybridge break down the left wing was brought to a crashing halt by Toby May
with a huge try-saving tackle. Another intercepted pass, this time on his own 10m line by Will Pharo
, enabled him to race the length of the field. The try line came just in time as the defenders bore down on him, the scoreboard moving on to 15 - 12 to the home side. Yet another interception, this time by the visitors, gave them a try under the posts as they retook the lead 15 - 19. Just as it looked like the visitors might do the double over the Colts, a lovely break down the blind side by Aiden Jacob
was followed by an excellent pass out of the back of his hand to winger Ollie Bebbington
that put him into space. Ollie's pace was enough to get him the remaining 30m to the try line unhindered. Will Pharo
completed the scoring with the conversion to make the final score 22 -19 to the Colts. A great result against a strong Devon side with a number of players missing, a very good sign for the remainder of the season.