Plymstock frustrated by walkover against Saints

Plymstock frustrated by walkover against Saints

By PAO Webmaster
19 September 2011
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Plymstock Albion Oaks...39 St Columba and Torpoint...3 (awarded as a home walkover)

OAKS took pole position in the Devon One table without having to play their first league game of the season in anger.

Saints were unable to field a full forward line, which meant a home walkover for the Oaks, who had been expecting a slightly sterner test of their promotion credentials from newly-promoted St Columba.

The game was played anyway with uncontested scrums, but Oaks head coach Adam Nicholas admitted he would have preferred a far more full-blooded encounter.

"The game was very fragmented," said Nicholas.

"We scored three tries in the first 13 minutes, but I honestly feel if they had brought a full-strength side, we would have scored more than we did during the game.

"Everyone accepted afterwards it was a win, but because of the high standards we have set ourselves for this season, the final score would have been higher if the game had been played with more conviction."

John Hawkins and Bradley Hart scored twice for the home side, with Rhys Currell finishing off the try count in the second half.

Tom West booted the rest of the Oaks' points.

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