Plymouth Argaum Colts managed to reverse an early season defeat with this gritty display against Paignton at a windswept Bickleigh Down.
A great team performance from the colts in atrocious weather conditions today at Teignmouth. Two tries apiece from Jake Turfrey and Dan Smith secured this Devon Merit Table victory. A fuller report to follow.
The colts recorded their 2nd victory of the season in a match where they never really fired on all cylinders. Matches against the cross-tamar rivals have always been pretty tight affairs and there wasn't much to choose between the sides although Argaum always had the upper hand.
Argaum will feel that this is one that got away today, but with two well-matched teams the result was always in the balance. After turning around scoreless at half time Newton Abbot's try was sandwiched by two Jake Turfrey penalties. A third long range effort went just wide on the stroke of full-time as the All Whites held on for victory.
Argaum Colts won their opening Merit Table encounter on Saturday with a decent display against an equally young Totnes side. With Teignmouth unavailable to play last Saturday and no trial games there was bound to be some early season rust but once into their stride both teams contributed to a competitive match.