With Brixham missing several players today due to a Devon Schools fixture Torquay very sportingly agreed to change the planned Plate fixture today to a friendly training day, our thanks to Torquay who had not played since early December and also needed to play out a fixture before what will now be next weeks Plate game.
Brixham took the opportunity to field a starting side that mainly consisted of their large squad players who have normally started on the bench or who have recently joined the expanding squad, playing several players in uncommon positions also was going to challenge the young Fishermen, it did however give them all valuable game time and the chance to show how they have all improved recently.
Torquay were the dominant side in the first half and although the game was not particularly flowing they scored 3 very good tries, mostly through the powerful forwards who dominated at scrumtime and ran some great angles to take a 19-0 lead at half time, a deserved scoreline but well defended by Brixham as they were under pressure for a long period of time.
HT Brixham 0-19 Torquay
Brixham made some changes at halftime and brought on some more familiar faces but stuck with players out of normal positions, the second half was a much more evenly contested game with Brixham having more of the possession and twice crossing the Torquay line however held up. There were some great improvements on the day from the Brixham boys and Torquay will be satisfied with todays game and a run out before next weeks Plate fixture back at Brixham.
Brixham will be able to return to near full strength next week for the fixture and will be looking forward to the chance to move on in the Plate competition.
Well played both sides, a valuable fixture.Follow