ILFRACOMBE are poised to go top in Devon Two after their 17-0 win over Tamar Saracens.

Promotion rivals University of Exeter are likely to lose all five points from their win at Buckfastleigh after failing to provide a front-row replacement when they lost their hooker due to injury.

League rules say clubs must have a front-row replacement, but the University’s was injured in the pre-match warm-up.

League bosses have asked for reports from the teams and the referee.

Not only was it Ilfracombe’s fourth win of the season, but their third successive league game without conceding a point.

There wasn’t much between the two sides but Ilfracombe just about had the edge over a determined side.

Dan Brierley’s penalty gave the visitors the lead and a try from scrum-half Lewis Morgan-Russell, converted by Brierley, gave them a decent half-time advantage.

Saracens stern resistance was finally killed off with ‘Combe’s second try of the game from winger Dave Griffith, again converted by Brierley.

Ilfracombe are at home to Devon One leaders OPM this Saturday in the Devon Junior Cup.

SOUTH Molton were one kick away from winning at high-flying Topsham in Devon One.

Flanker Sam Howard’s last-minute score looked to have secured a dramatic win for South Molton but the resulting conversion was missed, leaving Topsham to hold on for an 18-17 win.

South Molton hit straight back after going behind as No.8 Dan Smith picked up a loose ball from the restart and powered over.

Jamie Stoneman’s conversion levelled the scores, but by half time Tops were 13-7 up.

Topsham extended their advantage, but South Molton skipper Courtney Lucas scored a try to keep his side within range before Howard’s late score which almost snatched a dramatic victory for the visitors.

South Molton are at home to Dartmouth in the Devon Junior Cup on Saturday.

South Molton Unicorns won a hard-fought meeting with Topsham II 3-0 courtesy of a Steve Ayres penalty.

TWO Craig Hooper penalties gave Torrington a 6-3 win over Totnes in the Cornwall & Devon basement battle at Donnacroft.

Torrington entertain Exeter Saracens this Saturday in the Devon Intermediate Cup.