Exeter Saracens 32-22 South Molton
Dan Smith scored a push-over try hat-trick from No.8 for South Molton and still ended up on the losing side at Exeter Saracens.
For opposite number Ben Croft did exactly the same for Saracens, who pulled away in the latter stages to win 32-22.
With five minutes to go Molton were only 27-22 behind, but Sarries killed them off with one more try.
Croft was joined on the scoresheet for Saracens by Owen Mugford and Keiran Bromwell.
Adam Brereton kicked a penalty and three conversions.
David Kift scored the fourth South Molton try.
Molton host Falmouth at Unicorn Park this Saturday.