A late penalty by George Whiting sealed South Moltons passage in a tight game. The visitors were in control of proceedings for the opening quarter, but it wasnt until midway through the first half that they made that dominance count. Good work from the forwards made ground before the ball was moved out for a backs move that sent Whiting in for the opening score. He converted his own effort. After the break, the home side levelled the scores with a converted try from a catch-and-drive move. Whitings penalty edged South Molton back in front and although New Cross had a chance to level, the penalty attempt went wide and the visitors held on. Waiting for South Molton is a trip to Dartmouth, who were handed a walkover into the last four by Ilfracombe. In the Devon Plate, Torrington will make the long trip to Salcombe this weekend after earning a semi-final spot by beating Old Technicians 39-3.