Despite facing an injury crisis,Â these issues werenâ€™t obvious in the opening exchanges, with a well drilled pairing in defence of Mike Cuthbertson and Ben Andrew shutting down any Torbay movement forwardÂ Â
Captain David Orr missed a gilt-edged chance to break the deadlock midway through the first half after a great cross from strike partner Pete Smale, but persistence paid off with a slick attacking moveÂ finishedÂ by Smale.Â
After the break,Â a textbook training ground penalty corner sawÂ Sam Kirkness play a lovely one-two with Ben Andrew to finish with aplomb. Torbay came at North Devon with everything they had, and were fortunate to be awarded a penalty stroke which â€˜keeper Sam Wormington was powerless to stop, but the reds held on for a fine win.Â Â
With a huge amount ofÂ determinationÂ the reds held on for a gritty victory, and find themselves second in the league and currently undefeated.
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