Molton fell the mighty Oaks

Joseph Bulmer

SOUTH Molton ripped up the form book when they defeated Plymstock Albion Oaks 20-0.

It is the first time since the opening day in Devon One that Oaks have tasted league defeat.

The fact that Oaks failed to score a point wasn’t for the want of trying, that’s for sure. The visitors spent most of the first half camped inside South Molton’s 22.

Oaks threw everything at their hosts, but the South Molton defence stood firm and at the end of the half, when you might have expected them to tire, they went up the other end of the pitch and sneaked a try through full-back Mark Drayton.

Playing down the slope in the second half all the momentum was with the home side and they doubled their advantage with Drayton’s second try, again in the corner, after good work from the forwards.

South Molton’s pack were in dominant mood, demonstrated by No.8 Dan Smith’s try from a rolling maul which began on Oaks’ 22-metre line. Smith was over again soon after for a push-over try which sealed a bonus point for the home side and put the result beyond any lingering doubt.