Ilfracombe delighted to reach Devon Junior Shield final
ILFRACOMBE RFC are delighted to have reached the Devon Junior Shield final.
The Devon Merit Table club booked their place by beating high-flying Devon One side Exeter Saracens 18-12.
“We are very happy,” said Ilfracombe spokesman Leo Cooper. “We beat a team from the league above, who have only been beaten once, so it was not just about having a good draw. It was a really good result for us.”
Fly-half Dermot Dalton scored 13 of Ilfracombe’s points against Exeter Saracens, with a try, two penalties and a conversion. Their other points came from a try by flanker Sam Coates.
Ilfracombe were one of five teams to opt to join the new-look Devon Merit Table in the summer rather than an expanded Devon One. And it has proved a successful move for Ilfracombe, who are enjoying playing in the new league. They are having a good season and have only lost once – away at Sidmouth II.
The north Devon club will host the shield final on March 16. They will play either Salcombe or DHSOB who will meet in the other semi-final this weekend.