SOUTH Molton climbed up to third in the Devon One table with a 38-3 win at Topsham. There was no quarter given with three yellow cards handed out before both sides settled. Tops had taken the lead with a Phil Irish penalty after ten minutes but it prove
SOUTH Molton climbed up to third in the Devon One table with a 38-3 win at Topsham.There was no quarter given with three yellow cards handed out before both sides settled. Tops had taken the lead with a Phil Irish penalty after ten minutes but it proved to be their only points of the day.Molts made a quick reply through winger Steve Smale, converted Adam Crispin, and there was a second from centre will Friend to go to the break 14-3 up.Rarely out of Tops' territory in the first half, the visitors piled on the pressure but found the spaces out wide after the break. Mark Nott came off a five-metre scrum and prop Simon Murch picked up a loose ball 15 metres out to drive for the Topsham line. Flanker Rob Plume and Luke Tucker went in for late tries as Molts win lifted them above Old Public Oaks.l SIZE matters - as Ilfracombe's heavyweight forwards proved by winning the second-against-third tussle at Buckfastleigh 8-3.Ilfracombe's heavier pack was tailor made for the conditions and had a lot to do with the side's 8-0 interval lead.Full-back Gary Hutchings kicked a penalty to grab the lead. Then a move by the Ilfracombe forwards ended with Carl Perrin getting to ground.Bucks' fly-half Steve Chapple kept his side in the match and opened the second half with a penalty kick. The Ramblers had their chances at the Ilfracombe line but, outweighed in the forwards, couldn't get the levelling try.Torrington had no game at first team level on Saturday.