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Barnstaple and Torquay keep unbeaten cup runs going

14 Oct 2019 15:42 | Devon RFU

DEVON Senior Cup holders Barnstaple remain unbeaten in this season’s competition after overcoming Exeter University 36-16 on Saturday.

Barnstaple ran in six tries – three in each half - against the students at Pottington Road. Luke Berry, Ryan Lee and Winston James went over in the opening 40 minutes, with Ashlee Crouch getting two in the second period to go with one from Robbie Hume.

Okehampton secured their second Devon derby win of the season when they ended Ivybridge’s unbeaten start to the campaign with a 27-11 victory at Showfield.

Dan Fogerty got two tries for Okes, with Brandon Horn also crossing and Richard Friend kicking the rest of their points. Ivybridge, who picked up a number of injuries on the day, had Adam Northcott crossing for their only try and Matt Grieveson kicking two penalties.

In the Devon Intermediate Cup, Bideford made it two wins out of three with an impressive 43-14 home victory over Honiton.

Bideford ran in seven tries, with Dean Follard, Callum Summers, Andrew Baxter, Rob Elliott and Reece Pearn among their scorers. Louis Groves and Finn Parratt crossed for Honiton.

Torquay Athletic are unbeaten so far in the Devon Intermediate Shield after they overcame previous leaders Plymstock Albion Oaks 27-12 at the Recreation Ground.

Torquay had Jake Berry (2) and Lewis Harben scoring tries and Mawgen Penrice kicking the rest of their points. Plymstock had prop James MacFarlane touching down twice in their first defeat of the season.

Topsham got their first Devon derby win of the campaign with a convincing 34-7 home victory over South Molton. Jiggy Tapp (2), Will Laoughton (2), Stef Archer and Will House scored tries for the hosts, with Ben Gatehouse getting South Molton’s points.

The first round of the Devon Junior Cup took place on Saturday, with Buckfastleigh, Tamar Saracens, OPMs and Plymouth Argaum all progressing to the quarter-finals.

Buckfastleigh overcame Dartmouth 25-15 thanks to tries by Joe Scabilia, Rob Pedrick, Ryan Currie and Matt Partridge.

Tamar Saracens edged out their neighbours Old Techs 15-0 with tries from Ryan Deacon and Sini Manu and five points from the boot of Lewis Swatton.

OPMs had youngster Fred Smales scoring a hat-trick of tries as they beat DHSOB 55-0. Also touching down for OPMs were Ben Neville (2), Sammie Matts, Matt Morgan, Paul Bright and Pete Abraham.

Late tries by Dan Smith and Tom Bradshaw secured Plymouth Argaum a 24-15 win away at Plympton Victoria. Ben Baggott and Seb Thomas also touched down either side of half-time for the visitors.

The Torrington v Exeter Saracens, Ilfracombe v Withycombe and Totnes v Salcombe ties still have to be played.

The quarter-final Devon Junior Cup and Junior Plate draws can be found HERE.

LATEST DEVON CUP RESULTS – OCTOBER 12

DEVON SENIOR CUP

Barnstaple 36 Exeter University 16

Okehampton 27 Ivybridge 11

DEVON INTERMEDIATE CUP

Bideford 43 Honiton 14

DEVON INTERMEDIATE SHIELD

Topsham 34 South Molton 7

Torquay Athletic 27 Plymstock Albion Oaks 12

DEVON JUNIOR CUP FIRST ROUND

Old Techs 0 Tamar Saracens 15

DHSOB 0 OPMs 55

Plym Vic 15 Plymouth Argaum 24

Buckfastleigh 25 Dartmouth 15

LATEST CUP TABLES

SENIOR CUP

P

W

D

L

F

A

B

PTS

Barnstaple

2

2

0

0

84

31

2

10

Okehampton

4

2

0

2

83

68

2

10

Exmouth

2

1

1

0

43

22

1

7

Brixham

2

1

0

1

35

64

0

4

Ivybridge

2

0

1

1

28

44

0

2

Exeter University

2

0

0

2

37

71

0

0

 

SENIOR SHIELD

P

W

D

L

F

A

B

PTS

Devonport Services

2

2

0

0

78

22

2

10

Crediton

1

1

0

0

30

28

1

5

Sidmouth

2

0

0

2

37

56

1

1

Newton Abbot

1

0

0

1

13

52

0

0

 

INTERMEDIATE CUP

P

W

D

L

F

A

B

PTS

Kingsbridge

3

2

0

1

116

28

3

11

Bideford

3

2

0

1

65

61

2

10

Honiton

3

2

0

1

65

74

1

9

Teignmouth

2

1

0

1

37

36

2

6

Cullompton

1

0

0

1

18

22

1

1

Tiverton

2

0

0

2

32

102

0

0

 

INTERMEDIATE SHIELD

P

W

D

L

F

A

B

PTS

Plymstock Albion Oaks

4

3

0

1

85

79

2

14

Torquay Athletic

3

3

0

0

70

29

1

13

Paignton

4

3

0

1

90

60

1

13

North Tawton

3

2

0

1

85

28

3

11

Topsham

4

1

0

3

78

99

2

6

South Molton

4

1

0

3

63

121

0

4

Tavistock

4

0

0

4

25

81

2

2

Exeter Athletic

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0