LADY Luck wasn't looking in Barnstaple Colts' direction as a game they looked like winning at Cullompton ended in a 15-15 draw. Right from the off, Barnstaple looked the better team and began to dominate the match. Cullompton conceded a penalty which was
LADY Luck wasn't looking in Barnstaple Colts' direction as a game they looked like winning at Cullompton ended in a 15-15 draw.Right from the off, Barnstaple looked the better team and began to dominate the match.Cullompton conceded a penalty which was not converted, then a dropped pass in the backs allowed a Cullompton player to pick up and run 70 metres. A couple of phases later, Cully's pack got over the try line.Barnstaple replied when scrum-half Tristan Lincoln-Gordonlanded a penalty.On 30 minutes, a clever kick through gave flanker Winston James the chance to gather the ball to run in under the posts for Lincoln-Gordon to convert for a 10-5 half-time lead.An excellent move involving the pack and the backs ended in Bob Passmore dotting down for a 15-5 lead.Midway through the second half, lock Martyn Palmer was concussed and had to leave the field. Barum's momentum was broken. The match ebbed and flowed, with Cullompton kicking a penalty to make it 15-8.For the last five minutes Cully laid seige to Barum's line, but committed defending kept them out.Right at the death a Cullompton forward crashed over to score and the conversion levelled it at 15-all.It seemed that Barum had done enough for a well deserved victory, and Cullompton seemed relieved at scraping a draw.