Brixham were trying to keep the recent winning streak alive however today was not to be another victory, Teignmouth have played us more than any other club over the years and the recent improvements in Brixham were still on show today although they never had the chance to show and use the solid base that it all starts from with Teignmouth suffering a series of injury and availability in the front row leaving the fixture uncontested at scrum time.
Although this was not ideal for the young Fishermen the game started and as both sides battled well Brixham could not initially find the finishing moves that had flowed so well in the past few weeks, Teignmouth’s attacks were strong but Brixham held out well with determination and pressed back and were close themselves, finally Teignmouth broke the home defence with some slick handling and created an overlap to take the lead, the kick was short on a day with a strong cross field wind.
Brixham had held out well but a great cross kick found the Teignmouth winger who collected well for a quality try. Half time was near and time for one last attack for Brixham, a breakdown 10m out saw the ball spread out wide and Jamie Dewhirst found winger Jason Capaldi who still had two to beat before touching down in the corner, McKee could not generate enough distance in the wind and the half closed Brixham 5-10 Teignmouth.
Brixham had battled well to contain the Teignmouth backline in the first half, Brixham clearly had the edge in the forwards and as the second half opened there was not much in the game. It was Teignmouth who started the half strongly, another try unconverted plus a penalty seemed to move them clear at Brixham 5-18 Teignmouth, but Brixham were not done yet. A spell of attack from Brixham ended in a penalty in the 22, quick hands from scrum and fly-half gave Harry Davies the chance to power through the strong defence to touch down, McKee kicked from wide and the crossbar assisted him in the conversion to bring Brixham back into the game at 12-18 down.
Both sides continued to battle and end to end it went, Teignmouth finished chances better out wide to claim a further two tries taking the score to 12-28. Although time was closing in Brixham continued to press and scored a class try when Ben Mortimer took a ball at pace from McKee to break the gain line, under pressure he popped the ball with skill to the on running Davies who finished to claim his second, the conversion was wide and Brixham 17-28 Teignmouth was to be the final score.
Well played both sides, Brixham’s recent improvements will again be put to the test with a visit from undefeated Ivybridge next week, the young Fishermen will welcome more strong tests to continue the development of the determined squad, well played lads.
Capaldi x 1
Davies x 2
McKee x 1Follow