Tough 2022 start for 14-man Torrington against high-flying Sarries

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Torrington lost 55-0 at home to Devon One promotion chasers Exeter Saracens. 

Torrie ran out of front-row replacements in the first half, which meant playing a man short for the next 50 minutes. 

Zerran Bell, the Torrington coach, said he could not have asked much more from his side against superior opposition. 

“I was so proud of the shift the boys put in, but with fitness and fatigue kicking in, Saracens ran in four tries at the end to make the scoreline unrepresentative of the progress the team has made in the last few weeks,” said Bell. 

Torrington have no game this Saturday afternoon.  

Elsewhere in the Devon One league, Exeter Athletic won 48-5 at Buckfastleigh Ramblers, Salcombe just pipped Old Plymouthian & Mannamedian 19-17 and Dartmouth defeated Totnes 7-0. 

A final note of Torrie thanks to local plumber Wayne Rowtcliff for fixing a water leak at short notice to ensure the 2022 schedule could start on time. 

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