Derby day dominance takes South Molton to the top

North Devon Gazette

South Molton are the new leaders in Devon One after routing Torrington 55-0 in the North Devon derby on Unicorn Park.Â

While long-time leaders New Cross were having a day off, South Molton and Exeter Saracens both went past them by winning games in hand against Torrington and OPM respectively.Â

The one, two, three at the top of Devon One is now South Molton (78pts), Saracens (72) and New Cross (69).Â

Conditions at Unicorn Park were greasy due to bad weather and Molton did well to keep their structure from first whistle to the last. They led 26-0 at the break and added five more tries after the interval.Â

First-half try scorers were Ben Keylock, Will Blowers and Aiden Irving (2). Jake Cook kicked three conversions. Matt Hurrell opened the second-half scoring for Molton with a try in the corner.Â

Lock Nick Bain, Joe Down, Zak Stoneman and kicked Cook all crossed the whitewash in the second half.Â