Molton had to pry old players out of retirement to get two sides out on Saturday and some of the gaps showed for a while in a 32-23 defeat. Oaks were on top for most of the first half, but after the break Molton came back strongly and with minutes to go only trailed 25-23. A missed penalty cost Molton a chance to get ahead and Oaks countered to score a try that put the game beyond the visitors once and for all. Reece Eury, the Molton captain, said considering the problems getting a side out he was not about to complain. "An extra one or two per cent and we could easily have won," said Eury. "We are still settling down with a new side and if we can run a top side like Plymstock this close then I am happy as we are only going to get better." Ben Smart kicked two penalties and two conversions for Molton, who are away to Veor this Saturday.