South Molton beaten in South Devon

South Molton RFC

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South Molton slumped to a 43-17 defeat at New Cross where they paid the price for not sticking to the script. 

The Kingsteignton side, gunning for a third straight win, shot into an early lead and topped it up at regular intervals on the way to a 22-10 interval lead. 

Molton gave New Cross a tough time up front, but in the backs the home side had too much pace. 

Neil Edwards, the team manager, said: “Unfortunately we didn't start as we wanted too, Head coach Scott Warren had a game plan which, unfortunately, was not replicated by the lads. 

“A very disappointing result for Molton.” 

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Matt Hurrell, Hugo Mitchell and Harry Dart were the South Molton try scorers. Jake Cook kicked a conversion. 

Mouth olton 2nd XV were 31-0 up away to South Molton in Devon Merit Table Two when the game was abandoned due to an injury. 

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A Tiverton player sustained a neck injury while participating in a ruck and as he felt stiffness almost immediately, no chances were taken with his safety. 

An ambulance was called and the player taken for hospital, where a check over revealed nothing more than soft tissue damage. 

A Tiverton spokesman said: “At the time it appeared to be in the player’s interest, but after an x-ray in accident and emergency it was decided he was fine.” 

Merit Tables officials will have to decide whether or not the result will stand. 

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