The opening game on 9th September against Plymouth Albion Reserves was lost 3-15, Jack Daly "a terror for work, wonderfully fit, and worthy for first class rugby" (and inherited from the YMCA) scoring Argaum's try. Worthy of note is that post world war 2, his sons Tim (scrum half) and Jack Junior (centre) gave sterling service to the club whilst Jack (Snr) served on the selection committee. There followed a 3-0 win at Buckfastleigh (Tommy Hayman's home town) where the local press reported "despite inclement weather a good game was witnessed. The home side had Argaum well in hand against a strong wind, until near half time when Nicholls touched down for the visitors. Buckfastleigh pressed repeatedly but were unfortunate". There followed narrow defeats; North Tawton 0-5. Teignmouth 0-6. "The home side had all their work cut out to keep the visitors’ forwards from scoring, but Argaum lost Stevens through leg trouble". There followed defeat at Salcombe 0-3, repeated in February by a margin 0-8, but wins v Plymouth Ramblers 11-6 at Higher Home Park in a hard, interesting game and then Okehampton 9-3. On 24th March 1923 there was a pointless draw v Plymouth Albion Reserves, where "Pearce (for Argaum) struck the home cross bar attempting a drop kick and another attempt by Keen missed by inches only. For the visitors none did better than Beer, whilst Pearce was always a danger".
Tuesday, 29 November 2011 23:40
Published in The 1920s