Rugby: Winscombe well beaten by Tiverton

PUBLISHED: 09:00 28 January 2019

Simon Thomson in action for Winscombe against Tiverton (pic John Podpadec)

Simon Thomson in action for Winscombe against Tiverton (pic John Podpadec)

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Winscombe suffered a fourth successive defeat in Western Counties West, going down 26-7 against Tiverton.

Aled Corcoran in action for Winscombe against Tiverton (pic John Podpadec)Aled Corcoran in action for Winscombe against Tiverton (pic John Podpadec)

Playing up the slope in the first half, the home side began brightly and moved quickly into Tivvy’s 22.

Winscombe kicked a penalty to the corner for a lineout catch and drive, with number eight Will Thomas touching down for the opening score.

Sam Dearsley added an impressive kick from the touchline, in swirling wind, but that was as good as it got for Winscombe.

Tiverton dominated the rest of the first half, exploiting every gap in the home defence to score four tries, three of them converted, for a 26-7 lead.

Will Thomas in action for Winscombe against Tiverton (pic John Podpadec)Will Thomas in action for Winscombe against Tiverton (pic John Podpadec)

Conditions worsened in the second half, with heavy rain and sleet falling, but despite long spells of pressure in the visiting 22, Winscombe failed to make any inroads as the scoreline remained unchanged.

Winscombe are set to host leaders Sidmouth on Saturday.

P W D L F A Pts

Sam Dearsley in action for Winscombe against Tiverton (pic John Podpadec)Sam Dearsley in action for Winscombe against Tiverton (pic John Podpadec)

Sidmouth 17 15 1 1 565 241 75

St Austell 18 14 1 3 409 233 70

Crediton 17 14 1 2 397 248 66

Wellington 16 12 1 3 507 224 58

Tiverton 18 9 1 8 381 340 47

Wadebridge 18 9 0 9 361 438 44

Falmouth 18 8 1 9 321 408 39

Truro 18 6 3 9 331 387 36

Kingsbridgre 18 6 1 11 349 363 34

Saltash 18 6 0 12 264 463 31

Chard 18 5 0 13 302 536 29

Winscombe 17 5 0 12 269 434 26

Bideford 18 4 1 13 287 316 26

Paignton 17 4 1 12 219 331 22

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