Signs of Torrington revival

Joseph Bulmer

Torrie take positives from defeat.

TORRINGTON showed signs of a revival in their 19-13 home defeat by Newquay in the Cornwall & Devon Division.

Torrie, who have only won once all season, led for much of the first half and kept on scrapping in the second to earn a deserved losing bonus point.

Torrie scrum-half Blaine Quinlan stole a try in the first few minutes which stunned the visitors.

By half time Hornets were ahead thanks to a Fraser Kelithorne try which Liam Freeman converted.

A Tim Glue try when Newquay moved the ball left was followed by good hands in the backs to put Ross Robins in. Freeman converted one from two.

Torrington had the last words when John Hutchings was mauled over. Craig Hooper’s conversion bounced away off the woodwork, but he managed a later penalty to earn the point.

Torrie are away to Pirates Amateurs this Saturday.

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SOUTH Molton had to come from behind to beat Plymstock 12-7

With the slope in their favour in the second period and their pack still well on top South Molton always looked likely to overturn such 7-0 half-time deficit.

Their leveller came by virtue of a penalty try after several Oaks’ infringements at a scrum just five metres from the line.

The crucial score came midway through the second period from skipper Dan Smith who powered down the touchline from 15 metres out for what ultimately turned out to be the winning try.

South Molton have no game in Devon One this Saturday.

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ILFRACOMBE, who were without a match in Devon Two last Saturday, return to the fray against Plymouth Argaum.

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