Lacemen power to another big home win

PUBLISHED: 11:18 07 November 2018

Action from the Honiton home win over Penzance-based Pirates Amateurs. Picture CONTRIBUTED

Action from the Honiton home win over Penzance-based Pirates Amateurs. Picture CONTRIBUTED


Honiton racked up another 50 plus score when they defeated Penzance-based Pirates Amateurs 75-10 at Allhallows, writes Jerry Rice.

Action from the Honiton home win over Penzance-based Pirates Amateurs. Picture CONTRIBUTEDAction from the Honiton home win over Penzance-based Pirates Amateurs. Picture CONTRIBUTED

The Lacemen were again hampered in terms of selection owing to injuries and unavailability’s which led to several changes in the pack.

Honiton’s cause was further hampered at 12th hour when new signing Tom Watts had to withdraw having pulled a hamstring in the warm-up!

Andy Easton, a utility back, was press ganged in to having to play in the row and Honiton took to the field looking a bit patched-up in the forwards.

Another good home turnout was bolstered by a luncheon organised by loyal supporter Rob Summers, who invited the Masons to come down for the afternoon and they were very generous in presenting the club with a cheque to help with the build and general running funds which all helps when trying to run an amateur community club .

Honiton, playing with the slop in their favour in the first half, were quickly into their stride and well-worked move from the backs saw Jake Smith power over and an Ollie Cave conversion saw the first points onto the score board.

Five minutes later, player-coach, Nathan Hannay barged over from close range before the visitors scored a penalty awarded when the Lacemen were penalised for back-chatting the referee!

Home supporters concerns about the pack were proved to be unfounded, and, as the game ticked on, it was evident the Lacemen were in complete control of proceedings. Skipper Will Goulden created the opening for Robert Price to score the third home try.

Smith scored his second try, but the Cornish side hit back with a try of their own – albeit very much against the run of play.

The Lacemen were soon back in charge and tries from Alex Brooks and Smith, the latter completing a first half hat-trick of tries, saw Honiton lead 42-10 at the interval.

An early second half try and conversion from Ollie Cave extended the lead, but the Lacemen did then have to weather something of a storm and a card issued to Brooks left the home side playing with 14 for a spell. It was soon 14-versus-14 after a yellow card to the visitors.

A classic ‘rumble over the try line’ saw Andy Easton score a try and two more from Price rounded off a highly satisfactory afternoon for the Lacemen.

Yet again this was an emphatic home performance and with Honiton’s backs looking a formidable outfit which ever combination takes to the field, a visit to Honiton can’t be one that’s relished by anyone.

It’s also great to see tries being scored of first phase ball which a difficult thing to do now a days, with tougher defensive patterns. For the forwards we seem to be always missing a few but on this performance those who stepped in all did a good job and having dominated you’d have to they did more than a good job. Yes there will be sterner test to come but you can only play what’s in front of you.


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