PICTURES: Sanders claims a try hat-trick as Tots polished off
PAIGNTON U16s defeated plucky Totnes 62-0 in a one-way contest at Queens Park.
Totnes, hard hit by injury and availability issues, turned up with 13 players determined to honour the fixture.
For the first 15 minutes it was pretty even stuff with Totnes marginally on top despite playing two men short.
In the run up to half time Paignton got on top and tries from Ricki Workman, Jordan Watson, Sam Bullock and Elliot Kelly, plus two conversions each for Mike Sandercock and Matt Sanders, shot the Cherries into a 28-0 lead.
Totnes faded in the second half as they tired –and going down to 12 men due to injury didn't help them.
The second-half try tally was added to by Bryn Porter, Sanders (2), Bullock after a spell in the sin-bin, and two more for Workman in the 63rd and 66th minutes to complete his hat-trick.
Sanders popped over two more conversions.
NEWTON Abbot U16s were on the wrong end of a heavy defeat when they met Torquay in the Fishermen's Cup.
Newton were 62-5 up after 62 minutes, which took them past the 60-point cut-off point for matches in the competition.
Instead of calling it a day, Torquay soldiered on and finished up 79-5 losers.
Torquay learned some lessons in defence, where Alex Stafford and Josh Mackin showed up well.
The Tics' try was engineered by Joe Widdecombe and Antony Brierley, and executed by Jason Dawson.
NEWTON Abbot U15s came from behind to beat well-drilled Kingsbridge 15-14.
Kingsbridge broke through to go 7-0 up at the break.
The second half brought Newton back into the game with Teddy Slingsby's flying run up the wing to go to 7-5 but Kingsbridge turned the pressure on with quick recycling and running moves that stretched Newton allowing another home try and a 14-5 lead.
Newton then came to life. Driving hard into rucks and mauls Newton's quick passing opened a channel on the wing for roadrunner Slingsby to dot down followed by Taylor Sullivan's conversion.
Chasing a last-minute victory, Max Wright then led the charge to win a penalty on the home 22-metre line with Sullivan's kick winning it.
IT was more a case of who didn't score than who did when Paignton U15 travelled to Withycombe.
During the course of two 'training games' Paignton won by 60 and 62 points to nil
Withycombe were unable to stem the flow of tries, which started with the first of three from centre Connor Harrison.
The full tally of try scorers
Connor Harrison (3), James Phillips, Dion Dickerson (2), Shaun Driscoll (2), Matt Puddephatt, Ashley Willicott (2), Callum Mitchell, Louis Phillips, Louis Mansfield,
Toby Lovell, Kieran Binnie, Chris Canevalli, Lee Sandercock, Jake Engstrom, Will Whittaker.
Conversions were kicked by Dickerson, Lee Sandercock (4), Harrison (2) and Phillips.
TEIGNMOUTH U14's got their season off to the best possible start with a comfortable 58-10 win at Devonport.
From an Ethan Rogers' run Peter Brogdon opened the scoring. Centre partner Jason Jervis was next to touch down after breaking a tackle on halfway and sprinting clear.
With the score board ticking and a big squad Teignmouth started making changes and on came last year's top scorer Tom Masters, who quickly touched down under the posts.
Jervis then scored another and was replaced with new boy Ben Horrill, who scored with a barnstorming run with his first touch and then added a second quickly after with Devonport scoring in-between.
Jervis completed his hat trick after a stunning pass from Brogdon who then scored his second.
Josh Clark scored the only try from a forward with a strong run, leaving Horrill to complete his hat-trick on debut.
Brogdon and Masters kicked two conversions each.
NEWTON Abbot U14s kicked off the new season with a resounding 60 points to 28 victory at Exmouth.
James Bright got the Whites up and running with four tries in the first 20 minutes, three converted by Cameron Fogden.
A move from a penalty saw Newton add to their lead with Matt Pocock touching down.
The extras from Fogden and a converted try for the visitors made the half-time score 33-7.
A fifth try from Bright along with scores for Aaron Smith and Ben Barker (converted) increased Newton's tally to 50 before a rally from the Cockles saw them narrow the deficit with three seven-pointers.
The Whites snuffed out the visitors' hopes with tries from Will Sanders-Wright and Ralph Wood.