1st XV - Match centre

Honiton
Plymouth Argaum
R Oaten (2), T Irish, J Smith, O Cave, W Tyers
Full time
O Cave (4)
O Cave
Sat 11 Mar 14:30 - South West Division - Tribute Cornwall/Devon

Honiton power to Victory for vital win

Honiton out gun Argum in all departments to deliver a comfortable victory

Saturday saw Honiton Rugby club entertain two of their main sponsors Synergy and Ultimate8 Construction and before the England Scotland game they utilised the extra support to help them with their small task of over coming Plymouth Argum in a tricky league fixture. The reverse encounter back in November narrowly went Argum’s way so Honiton were hoping for revenge and with the small matter of relegation at hand it really was a vital “win” situation.

Honiton elected to play up the Allhallows slope and started brightly and were awarded a penalty early on which Ollie Cave knocked over to steady nerves. This was quickly added to when a good break up the left, released Ross Oaten who jinked his way to the line for the first try of the game Cave slotted the extras and five minutes later a good catch and drive saw the forwards rumble the ball over the line for the second score Tom Irish dotted down. Then on the fifteen minute mark when Argum were pressing, Jake Smith neatly intercepted a pass that saw him then have to win the 75 metre foot race for the touch down and with the extras added, Honiton were 22-0 up and sitting pretty. Argum, reeling from points difference then shocked them selves into action and perhaps with Honiton also sitting back a bit on their strong lead and getting a player sin binned this allowed the visitors to throw the ball about and they scored two well worked tries in quick succession. This then bought them right back into the game at 22-14. Honiton gained composure and pressed for the last ten but their attacks were often thwarted as they gave away needless penalties and this often meant Argum were able to clear their lines and there was no more scores in the first period.

Half time came and from sitting comfortably in the early stages of the game, Honiton were now just the one score ahead but with the use of the slope and the general balance of play in the first half, the Honiton’s supporters were hopeful the Lacemen would be able to gear things up. With the line outs working well and Honiton being dominant in the scrum this was clearly the case and it was Honiton’s half. Oaten grabbed his brace from good ball from the forwards and some quick hands from Benny Webber and this score meant the try bonus point was in the bag. Cave converted and with wave after wave of attack Honiton added to the score when Cave him self crossed for the next converted try. It was really only one way traffic after that but frustratingly for Honiton, further tries just seemed to elude them as time after time they either lost possession or were penalised for fairly petty offences when they should have just scored. Will Tyers did however get got Honiton’s final score with a great run down the wing which rapped things up for the Lacemen.

The final score of 41-14 could have looked much better than it did as there were at least three other line crosses which were disallowed but who complaining as this was a comprehensive victory which also sees the Lacemen move out of the bottom three for the first time in the season. Yes there are things to work on but with the line outs function very well and with a pack that basically did a demolition job on their visitors there were far more positives on show and Honiton will need to build on this to keep up the momentum going as they are far from out of the woods yet.

There is no first team game next week but the seconds travel over to South Molton for a merit table fixture

Key moments

3:00
Penalty Ollie Cave kicks a penalty for Honiton
6:00
Try Ross Oaten scores for Honiton
7:00
Conversion Ollie Cave kicks a conversion for Honiton
11:00
Try Tom Irish scores for Honiton
15:00
Try Jake Smith scores for Honiton
16:00
Conversion Ollie Cave kicks a conversion for Honiton
10:00
Try Ross Oaten scores for Honiton
11:00
Conversion Ollie Cave kicks a conversion for Honiton
16:00
Try Ollie Cave scores for Honiton
17:00
Conversion Ollie Cave kicks a conversion for Honiton
33:00
Try Will Tyers scores for Honiton

Highlights

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33:00 Try 41 - 0
Will Tyers scores for Honiton
25:00 Sub On
Andy Canniford is substituted on for Honiton
25:00 Sub Off
Robbie Harrison is substituted off for Honiton
17:00 Conversion 36 - 0
Ollie Cave kicks a conversion for Honiton
16:00 Try 34 - 0
Ollie Cave scores for Honiton
12:00 Sub Off
Luke Witton is substituted off for Honiton
12:00 Sub On
Phil Cooke is substituted on for Honiton
11:00 Conversion 22 - 0
Ollie Cave kicks a conversion for Honiton
10:00 Try 15 - 0
Ross Oaten scores for Honiton
1:00 Sub Off
Ollie Hyland is substituted off for Honiton
1:00 Sub On
Will Tyers is substituted on for Honiton
End of period 1
23:00 Yellow Card
Robbie Harrison is yellow carded for Honiton
16:00 Conversion 29 - 0
Ollie Cave kicks a conversion for Honiton
15:00 Try 27 - 0
Jake Smith scores for Honiton
11:00 Try 20 - 0
Tom Irish scores for Honiton
7:00 Conversion 10 - 0
Ollie Cave kicks a conversion for Honiton
6:00 Try 8 - 0
Ross Oaten scores for Honiton
3:00 Penalty 3 - 0
Ollie Cave kicks a penalty for Honiton
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Honiton
  • Plymouth Argaum
  • 0
  • Ollie Cave Penalty 3:00'
  • Ross Oaten Try 6:00'
  • Ollie Cave Conversion 7:00'
  • Tom Irish Try 11:00'
  • Jake Smith Try 15:00'
  • Ollie Cave Conversion 16:00'
  • Robbie Harrison Yellow Card 23:00'
  • Ollie Hyland Sub Off 1:00'
  • Will Tyers Sub On 1:00'
  • Ross Oaten Try 10:00'
  • Ollie Cave Conversion 11:00'
  • Luke Witton Sub Off 12:00'
  • Phil Cooke Sub On 12:00'
  • Ollie Cave Try 16:00'
  • Ollie Cave Conversion 17:00'
  • Andy Canniford Sub On 25:00'
  • Robbie Harrison Sub Off 25:00'
  • Will Tyers Try 33:00'

Team selection

Webber, Ben Webber, Ben
Smith, Jake Smith, Jake
Coutts-Tucker, James Coutts-Tucker, James
Hyland, Ollie Hyland, Ollie
Oaten, Ross Oaten, Ross
Cave, Ollie Cave, Ollie
Witton , Luke Witton , Luke
Rice, Josh Rice, Josh
Price, Robert Price, Robert
Proctor, Jack Proctor, Jack
Irish, Tom Irish, Tom
Lane, Louie Lane, Louie
Goulden, William Goulden, William
Baily, Matthew Baily, Matthew
Harrison, Robbie Harrison, Robbie

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# Team Pl Pts
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
14. Tamar Saracens 26 6

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