This was a hard fought and often tense Fisherman's Cup match at Bickleigh Down where the result was always in the balance. Despite the heavy conditions both sides produced some good rugby and the spirit was excellent throughout.
This was a much improved performance by the Tigers which enabled them to restrict a talented Newton Abbot side to 3 first half tries whilst coming back after the interval for one of their own. Despite the wet conditions both sides attempted to move the ball as much as possible which made for a good spectacle.
Tigers U16 7 Saltash 0;
Tigers U16 0 Leicester Forest 5;
Saltash U16 0 Leicester Forest 14.
All 3 teams in this 3-way triangular match were very evenly matched and produced 3 hard fought matches with tight scorelines. With National League Official Trevor Hunter in Charge Argaum kicked off against Saltash in the cross-Tamar derby.
Plymouth Argaum...5 Dartmouth...52
PROP Mark Handley was Argaum's sole points scorer in this defeat at Bickleigh Down.
Dartmouth fly-half Marc Cresswell proved to be the key player in his side's comprehensive victory.
The success was Darts' first of the campaign, while Argaum have yet to win this term.
This was a superb advert for Under 14 rugby played in perfect conditions at Clifden Park. The vistors made a bright start and opened the scoring through skipper Carl Turner who went over in the corner; this was added to shortly after with a touchdown from wing George Glover who posed a constant threat throughout the match.
ARGAUM suffered a heavy defeat for the second week running.
They found themselves behind from a Ryan Tunnicliffe penalty.
Centre Phillip Ingleson went over for the Old Boys who piled on the points in the first quarter.
Number eight Sean Bedford-Smith claimed a try before second row Dan Shepherd grounded from a catch and drive.
Ingleson dotted down his second and second row Nick Dorian was rewarded for his display with Tech's last try of the half.
The Old Boys dominated the line-outs and used the catch and drive well to keep their backs supplied.
The Chiefs defended well after the break and contained Techs to a solitary try through flanker Neil Williams, crowning a good performance.
New Cross...91 Plym Argaum...0
NEW BOYS to league rugby New Cross sent out a message on their debut by beating Argaum by 91 points without reply.
The Newton Abbot-based club took only two minutes to claim their first league points with full-back Clinton Mill in for a try.
Number eight Chris Grice was second over the Chiefs' line and winger Tom Savage followed with the first of a hat-trick.
Centre Matt Douglas scored his first and completed a hat-trick in the second half with back-to-back tries.
Winger Rick Bull and scrum-half Louis Griffiths took a pair apiece with prop Nick Halse and Aidan Messer notching a single. Fly-half Messer struck with eight conversions and Mill added the ninth.
Chiefs (1st XV)
Wanderers (2nd XV)
|26/08/08||St Columba Torpoint (H)||7-27|
|06/09/08||Plymouth Barbarians II (H)||24-18|
|13/09/08||New Cross (A)||0-91|
|20/09/08||Old Techs (H)||0-46|
|27/09/08||Bodmin II (A)|
|04/10/08||Plympton Victoria (A)||7-59|
|18/10/08||Tamar Saracens II||19-32|
|01/11/08||North Tawton (H)||5-71||OPM III||10-36|
|08/11/08||OPM III / Wanderers (H)||Report||OPM III / Chiefs (H)|
|22/11/08||DHSOB II (H)||10-29||Tamar Saracens II||20-42|
|29/11/08||Saltash II (H)||19-10|
|06/12/08||DHSOB (H)||3-31||Argaum/DHSOB II v Torpoint II (H)||7-24|
|13/12/08||OPM III (A)||P-P|
|20/12/08||Dev. Services II (A)||12-52|
|03/01/09||Plymouth Barbarians II (A)||P-P|
|24/01/09||North Tawton (A)||0-41|
|31/01/09||Ilfracombe (H)||0-9||Plymouth Barbarians II (H)||canc.|
|07/02/09||Saltash II (A)||5-18
|21/02/09||Plympton Victoria (H)||24-22|
|28/02/09||Old Richians (H)||14-22
|07/03/09||Old Techs (A)||0-24|
|14/03/09||Bodmin III (A)|
|28/03/09||New Cross (H)||0-82|
|04/04/09||DHSOB (A)||5-54||DHSOB III (A)|
Plymouth Argaum...24 Plymouth Barbarians II...15
ARGAUM clinched their win with flanker Andy Jones breaking from a ruck in the last play of the game.
Full-back Mike Wood had grabbed Argaum's first points and New Zealander Mike Scaab broke from his own 22 for his try. Scrum-half Paddy Lammin dived over from a ruck for their third try. Wood converted but with Barbarians registering two tries the home side were 19-10 up at half-time.
(from the Evening Herald)