Senior Match Reports (149)
Chiefs & Wanderers
North Tawton had Plymouth Argaum as visitors on Monday. Argaum played one short. Half-time arrived with the score sheet blank. On the resumption the visitors started passing, but Stoneman was safe, and transferred play to the other end. The home team kept up the pressure, and from a line-out Palmer scored, for E. Ford to convert. Ford next scored for the homesters after a breakaway by F. West, but the goal kick failed. North Tawton still pressed, and after a forward rush R. Stoneman scored. From a forward rush Lyddon scored for the visitors and Cleverly converted. W. West next scored for North Tawton. and towards the close he scored again, and Ford converted. North Tawton thus winning by 2 goals 3 tries (19 points) to 1 goal (5 points).
Played at Blundell's, Tiverton, in a downpour of rain. The scholars soon attacked through a fine run by Brooks, who picked up in mid-field, outpaced half-a-dozen opponents. arid kicked over Mathison's head. The visitors subsequently dribbled to the homesters end, where Richmond scored. Blundell's showed far better combination than the visitors, and Bryant, after a good run, was pushed into touch near the line. Brooks, however, succeeded making a try after a very pretty run. In the second half Blundell's continued to show good combination, and Brooks and Little were prominent with good runs. Moon for the visitors showed good dribbling, as also did Richmond and Heard. After some even play Lugg kicked a penalty goal for the visitors. Blundell's retaliated with a determined attack, and Little almost scored. Brooks, however, dodged in from a scrum and Chesney goaled.
The visitors Bank Holiday were .Plymouth Argaum, a Services' team that has made a name for itself in the past two seasons, with many notable wins to its credit. Except that Collins took the place of Savory, the Barum team was the same as on Saturday, Argaum comprising Beer; Burch. Bregan, Hawk, Ward; Heard, Pearce; Pool, Martin, Beever, Hodge, Heard, Keen, Daly, Jolley. Conditions were again against good football—rain and hail fell during the second half, making ball and ground very heavy—but there was another rattling display. Barum featured at the start with open work, and securing from a scrum Peel was nearly over. Then Bregan, Hawk, and Ward, initiated a fine round of passing on the visitors' side, and Bregan scored grandly, Beer converting. Barnstaple again gained the upper hand, and Peel raced over at the corner, but the three points were not improved upon. Onwards Argaum's defence was severely tested, but half-time they were two points to the good—a goal to a try. Shortly after the re start H. S. Jones only missed dropping a goal by inches, whilst Kingdon, after a clinking run presented to an opponent after he had looked like scoring. Barnstaple kept up the pressure, and Peel aroused much enthusiasm another fine try following rousing rush. A few minutes later Fewings kicked, followed up and tackled, and Stribling racing up carried over the line with another try. Argaum now had a look in, but soon Barum removed the venue, and Casey led up to a splendid try Snow. When Argaum again attacked it was to score through Daly, who ran some little distance down the touch-line. Onwards, Barnstaple were predominant, but without further result, the homesters winning by four tries to one goal and a try. Argauni proved a level resourceful side: but were really not in it with Barum. All the raggedness and lack, finish play noticeable until quite recently has now disappeared; and the whole team now performs like clock work. The President (Dr. J. R. Harper), himself a great footballer in his day, enthusiastically declared that Barum is now good as in the palmy days, and coming from such an acknowledged authority, this is praise indeed.
Play at Beacon Park favoured Argaum, but good work by the home backs prevented a score. Pearce once struck the crossbar in attempting to drop a goal, and soon after another attempt by Keen missed by inches only. The latter half was more evenly contested. Hutchings was the star performer the Albion ranks, while Keast and Rowe were always prominent. For the visitors none did better than Beer, and Pearce was always dangerous. The game ended in a point-less draw.
Action from March 2006.
A minute's silence was held in memory of the people who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks earlier in the week.
TRIES from centre Nicky Dunne, winger Nick Coles and back row player Kev White gave Civil a 19-nil half-time lead after coach Danny Avery potted the conversions from scrum half.
Salcombe took a 13-point interval lead against the slope in a close-run match at Roborough. Winger Lee King and Mark Lidstone scored the tries with full back Lidstone adding a penalty.
ARGAUM chose to make their league fixture a double-header and put the additional Lockie Cup fixture into their match with Old Technicians.
THE Chiefs' preparations for their match with Plympton were hit by availability problems, but their disrupted side still got the first points on the board from centre Phil Hall, with Steve Tomlinson converting.
IT WAS undecided after 80 minutes at Defiance Field where St Columba gave up an early lead and fought back to take a draw in the final stages.
BOTH sides said how well young referee Richard Harding had controlled the game.
Argaum's tries came from Paul Venkort (2), Mike Louise and Richard Browning, conversions by Steve Tomlinson.
OPMs' tries came from Matt Turner and Tom Pearson, and there was also a penalty and conversion by Giles Phillips.