1st XV - Match centre

Honiton
Tavistock
Sat 22 Apr 15:00 - South West Division - Tribute Cornwall/Devon Full time

Honiton held strong for the victory

Dogged defence didn't hold out

Tavistock travelled to Honiton knowing their status in Devon/Cornwall was cemented for another year. Honiton however knew they needed a solitary point to be guaranteed of staying up. This was apparent from the off as Honiton proved their intent on a glorious day with some well organised and hard running rugby.

Against the sizeable slope however it was Tavistock who started the better. After 10 minutes of possession and dominance at the line out, well worked hands saw Kyle Maslen finish excellently in the corner. George Hillson slotting the tricky conversion out wide!

Honiton were next to get on the score sheet before both teams exchanged penalty goals, taking the half time score to 10-8. Tavistock were moderately happy knowing they had the slope in the second half but felt they must work hard on their discipline to ensure possession converted into points.

TRFC 1st v Honiton 22nd April 2017
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From kick off, Tavistock got deep into the Honiton half only to infringe and find themselves back defending their own line. This pressure proved too much as Joe Hair was sent to the sinbin for a professional foul. Dogged defence didn't hold out for long as the Honiton ten found a gap in midfield for an easy score. A final penalty saw Tavistock two scores behind with 10 to play. Despite working their way to the home sides 5m line, the deadlock could not be broken and Honiton held strong for the victory.

This Saturday the 2nd XV close their season with a Home game Vs Saltash 2nd XV.

Videos and photos

TRFC 1st v Honiton 22nd April 2017
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Team selection

Hillson, George Hillson, George
Oner, Danny Oner, Danny
Smerdon, Andrew Smerdon, Andrew
hadfield, ben hadfield, ben
Easton, Jack Easton, Jack
Webber, Mark Webber, Mark
Craddock, Andrew Craddock, Andrew
Schuttkacker, Andrew Schuttkacker, Andrew
Budden, Martin Budden, Martin
Friend, Mark Friend, Mark
Maslen, Kyle Maslen, Kyle
Bruna, James Bruna, James
Hair, Joe Hair, Joe
Kerswill, Hammy Kerswill, Hammy
O'Neill, Josh O'Neill, Josh

League round up

Other Tribute Cornwall/Devon results

Bodmin
20
19
Lanner
92
14
Paignton
39
0
17
7
Plymstock Albion Oaks
Pirates Amateurs
12
26
20
44
Falmouth

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
7. Lanner 26 63
8. Pirates Amateurs 26 62
9. Tavistock 26 54
10. Plymouth Argaum 26 49
11. Honiton 26 44
12. Bodmin 26 41
13. Topsham 25 33

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