Brixham aiming for sixth win in eight games

Torbay Weekly

Brixham have high hopes of a sixth win in eight Tribute South West Premier games when they take on Drybrook at Astley Park on Saturday.

The Fishermen seldom looked like easing their first half grip at Camborne on Saturday, leading 29-12 at half-time and eventually running out 32-24 victors.

It's been frustrating that such a good run has lifted them no higher than eighth, but another bonus-point victory over Drybrook might get them into the top-six.

A 20-7 defeat in Gloucestershire in October was not one of Brixham's best days, but they are going well now and Drybrook are two from bottom.

The club also celebrated a 35-17 win over local rivals Torquay Athletic in the under-16s' Fishermen's Cup at the weekend.

The Paignton v Teignmouth derby in Western Counties West ended 24-14 to the visitors, but only after a spirited battle sparked by two tries in the first five minutes at Queen's Park.

Jordan Hellier for Teignmouth and Sam Nelson-Smith for the Cherries both crossed, before Teigns took advantage of a Paignton 'yellow card' to lead 17-7 at half-time with a George Franklin try, again converted by Jack Mayne.

Hellier stretched the lead in the second half, but David Siddall cheered Paignton with a good try near the end, converted by Alex Jeffrey.

The Cherries' 2nd XV did redress a little balance with a 41-12 win in the 'Reserves' game at Bitton Park.

Newton Abbot (6th) enjoyed a fifth successive win, 39-22 over Tiverton at Rackerhayes - two Ryan Partridge tries earned him the MoMatch award.

A powerful performance by their pack saw Torquay Athletic come from behind to win 13-10 at North Tawton in Cornwall/Devon Division.

It was another good result for Tics (6th), ahead of a visit from leaders Pirates Amateurs (Penzance) to the Rec' this Saturday.

New Cross (Kingsteignton) beat Tamar Saracens 47-17 to keep up the pressure at the top of Devon One, although they still don't know whether their abandoned 12-5 'win' at title rivals South Molton last weekend will stand.

It was a forgettable day elsewhere - Totnes soaked up a 102-0 rout at Plymouth Argaum, Dartmouth did not travel to Exeter Athletic and Buckfastleigh Ramblers lost 50-0 at Exeter Saracens.

Other fixtures this Saturday include: Tiverton v Paignton, Teignmouth v Penryn, Truro v Newton Abbot, Torrington v New Cross, Totnes v Exeter Athletic, Dartmouth v Exeter Saracens.

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