SOUTH Molton held on under pressure to beat Honiton 27-25 on the sloping reserve-team pitch at Govier Park. Scoring went with the slope as South Molton led 27-7 at half time playing down it. Honiton got close to snatching a draw and had a late conversion

SOUTH Molton held on under pressure to beat Honiton 27-25 on the sloping reserve-team pitch at Govier Park.Scoring went with the slope as South Molton led 27-7 at half time playing down it.Honiton got close to snatching a draw and had a late conversion gone over they would have been level.Centre Mark Drayton gave the home side the opening try, followed by full-back Steve Snell going in.With home flanker Rob Plume always in the action, further tries came from centre Steve Ayre and fly-half Adam Crispin who added the conversions and a penalty. The visitors replied with centre Chris De Large heading over for Steve Nex to make it 27-7 at the turn around.Honiton full-back Dan Garman gathered a chip kick to head for the Molton line. Although tackled short, the arrival of Nathan Spence was enough for Garman to get to ground. Nex slotted a couple of penalties. Late on Honiton attacked and prop Barry Locke was on hand to get the touch down. South Molton are away to Plymouth Barbarians this Saturday.