BARNSTAPLE Colts beat visiting Brixham 15-0 in a hard-fought non-league game at Pottington Road. Blustery conditions made the performance of the packs crucial to both sides. Barum controlled the match and deserved the win for their hard work and game plan

BARNSTAPLE Colts beat visiting Brixham 15-0 in a hard-fought non-league game at Pottington Road.Blustery conditions made the performance of the packs crucial to both sides.Barum controlled the match and deserved the win for their hard work and game plan.The first half was a forward-orientated battle, with neither side managing to dominate.Both defences were on top of any attacks mounted by their opponents.Barnstaple took advantage of a penalty for scrum-half Tristan Lincoln-Gordon to kick them ahead.In the second half, the effort both packs had put into the game seem to tell more on Brixham than their fitter Barnstaple counterparts.Barum started to move the ball around, and were rewarded with a try by centre Lee Ryan after 13 minutes.Barum sealed the match with a move off the base of a scrum. Full-back James Owen did the damage and offloaded for Tim Chipchase to score. Lincoln-Gordon converted.The Man of the Match award was shared by Barum locks, Tom Copp and Lloyd Slee.Barum return to league duty this Saturday when they visit Honiton.l TORRINTON U17s lost 36-12 at wet and windy Saltash.Torrie opened the scoring when centre Jamie Kingdom went over in the corner after a fine run. Saltash hit back with their forwards picking and driving to good effect and eventually they were rewarded with a converted try. Saltash continued to batter away through the forwards and scored another try to lead 12-5. Torrie responded with a second Kingdom try. Adam Thorne converted to tie the scores 12-12 at half time.In the second half Saltash used their large squad to good effect, bringing on four or five fresh players. Eventually, the forwards' pick-and-drive game wore Torrie down.Credit must go to both teams who showed considerable ball handling skills in very difficult conditions.Torrington's Tattersalls Property Management Man of the Match was two-try centre Kingdom.l Barnstaple U10s travelled to Okehampton on Sunday where they lost 30-15.The Barum lads played some great, flowing rugby in places but this was not enough against determined opposition. The Barum tries went to Matt Cowan, Jon Engelking and Jordan Ramsden.The U9s travelled to North Tawton and played in a fiercely competitive game in tough conditions. They played well but were ultimately beaten by a very good side. The final score was 40-15. Scorers were Rafe Yewdall, Billy Mitchell and Aaron Vella.