Winscombe triumph in nine try demolition

PUBLISHED: 10:01 25 September 2006 | UPDATED: 09:55 24 May 2010

A WARM, calm, sunny day meant both teams were involved in an energy-sapping game up front, but ideal for a good running game in the backs. This was Winscombe's strength and for the second week in succession, Robbie Suik

Martock 5 pts Winscombe 55 ptsA WARM, calm, sunny day meant both teams were involved in an energy-sapping game up front, but ideal for a good running game in the backs. This was Winscombe's strength and for the second week in succession, Robbie Suik scored within 90 seconds with one of his powerful runs coming into the line to split the defence and receive a perfect pass from Chris Marsh. This was the beginning of a dominant 20 minutes by Winscombe which saw another three tries created from good distribution and handling by the backs for James Flower and Anthony Gregory to score, with another by Suik, to set them on their way. Two tries were converted by George House.Although Martock were stunned by the initial Winscombe thrust, they were not willing to give in and proved to be the dominant force in the set scrums with their superior weight.Man of the match John Price was particularly destructive using his power, strength and speed to the breakdown to good effect. When Martock tried to move the ball wide, the Winscombe backs proved their defence was as good as their attack, and Martock were rarely in the Winscombe half.The second half started with Winscombe spreading the ball with swift passing moves which resulted in three quick tries. The first had House showing an excellent series of side steps to pierce the Martock defence and score under the posts. Shortly after Chris Richmond replaced Gregory through injury and promptly scored two of his three tries in quick succession with some powerful running outside the flailing defence.Throughout the game Winscombe dominated the line-out, taking all their own ball and much of the opposition's. Captain Mike Vowles was particularly adept at stealing the opposition ball. Martock displayed real character and stopped the rot. From a knock on by Winscombe, the Martock scrum-half collected the ball and burst through only to be caught by Gary Cox short of the line, however the ensuing penalty by Winscombe gifted Martock a consolation try. The remainder of the half was scoreless until the last few minutes when a tiring Martock allowed Flower and Richmond to run in unopposed, both of which House converted.

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