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Torrington hammer Plympton as South Molton go top

13:55 06 January 2014

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TORRINGTON piled the misery on rock-bottom Plympton-Victoria, racking up a century and then some to start the New Year in style with a 121-0 win.

Sam Britton starred for the Devon Two promotion prospects with five tries – and a personal haul of more than 50 points – as the dominant hosts ran in 18 scores in all on their way to victory.

Craig Hooper, Dale Sayer, Nick Evans and Connor Kendrew all crossed the whitewash twice for the hosts.

There were also tries for Richard Mann, Tom Gooch, Ollie Scantelbury, Gavin Mitchell and Charlie Bazell.

“Full credit to Plym-Vic for turning up, even though they had a number of injuries,” said Torrie coach Rob Palmer.

“Plym-Vic had a decent set of forwards, but as soon as we got the ball away from the pack and moved it wide they could not cope with it.

“It is difficult to know what to take from a game like this, other than not to read too much into it.

“We have got Tamar Saracens and Plymouth Argaum coming up, with will both be much tougher games.”

Torrie don’t have a game this Saturday though as it is their turn for a day off in the nine-club division.

Ilfracombe’s game against Tamar Saracens was called off due to waterlogging. The Brimlanders go to Buckfasleigh this Saturday.

SOUTH Molton rose to the top of the Devon One table with a 33-15 bonus-point victory over Old Technicians.

Topsham were top of the table but surrendered the spot as their game against St Columba was called off.

The visitors’ cause was not helped by a series of injuries which meant they played almost three quarters of the game with only 14 players.

Even with a full compliment Old Techs were quickly playing catch-up after they conceded a penalty try after three scrums collapsed near their line.

Prop Simon Murch doubled the lead with a try converted by Dom Stoneman and although Ryan Tunnicliffe notched a penalty for Old Techs but hosts went further in front when they won a scrum against the head and No.8 Dan Smith powered over for the a try.

Derek Ingleson nipped in for a try for Techs early in the second half, but the home side made their numerical advantage count with further tries from Matt Smart - after a good backs’ move - and Stoneman, taking advantage of interplay from Murch and Smith and an unselfish pass from the No.8 to play Stoneman in for the score.

South Molton have a test of their leadership credentials this Saturday as they are away to Topsham.

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