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Newton Abbot
Sat 21 Feb 14:30 - South West Division - National League 3 South West Full time

Exmouth bag derby honours despite not being at their best

Exmouth avenged their only loss to a Devon club in the league on Saturday with an ugly win at home to Newton Abbot

The usual full blooded, enthralling encounters of recent seasons gave way to a lacklustre performance admittedly in blustery conditions at the Imperial ground.

Exmouth opened the game all guns blazing! There were just two minutes on the clock when Dave Bargent finished off a move that saw the Cockles sweep the ball right then left across the pitch, Bargent stopped just metres out was then quickly on hand to receive the ball and crash over. The George Meadows conversion from out wide made the distance, but bounced off the far up right.

Almost 30 minutes of rugby produced little to inspire a healthy crowd, all too often kicks were wayward, passes dropped or the ball lost in contact by both sides.

Exmouth 21 Newton Abbot 12
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Newton levelled things up with an unconverted try out wide as the Cockles defence was sucked in. Minutes later a Meadows penalty nudged the Cockles back in front.

Missed opportunities went begging for both sides the half-time whistle greeted warmly by both sides.

Read more at The Exmouth Journal.

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Exmouth 21 Newton Abbot 12
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# Team Pl Pts
1. Redingensians 26 107
2. Exmouth 26 98
3. Bracknell 26 86
4. Old Centralians 26 84
5. Brixham 26 84
6. Hornets 26 82
7. Newton Abbot 26 64

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