SOUTH Molton underlined their promotion aspirations in Devon One with a 24-17 win over Plymouth Barbarians. Victory lifts South Molton into third place and drops the Barbarians down to fourth. It got really tense at the end when South Molton went down to

SOUTH Molton underlined their promotion aspirations in Devon One with a 24-17 win over Plymouth Barbarians.Victory lifts South Molton into third place and drops the Barbarians down to fourth.It got really tense at the end when South Molton went down to 14 then 13 men.First lock Barney Newell was red-carded by referee Tommy Clarke for a retaliatory punch, that was on 68 minutes, then Luke Tucker was off for the final five minutes for a yellow-card offence.The visitors were ahead on two minutes thanks to a Steffan Jones try that Mark Symes converted.Molton equalised on 10 minutes when Adam Crispin converted a penalty try. A penalty soon followed.Two minutes into the second half it was the Barbarians' turn for a penalty try. The conversion failed.The visitors went further ahead with a Dave Chorley try run in from the back of a scrum 20 metres out.Fifteen minutes from time South Molton levelled when Crispin landed a touchline conversion to a Will Friend try.On the end of their next attack South Molton scored again: Simon Murch ploughing over. Crispin's conversion opened up a seven-point lead.Then Newell went off, followed by Tucker, and the game was back in the melting pot until the last second.