Devonport Service Weekend round-up

Wellington 20 v 19 Devonport Services

The home side looked in real trouble at one stage as Services built up a 19-8 lead.  But in a thrilling finish, Wellington snatched victory with a try four minutes from the end through Ali Taylor which was converted by Mark Nichols.

Services led 13pts-8 at half time through a try by Harrison Eliott which was converted by Matt Anstis who also kicked two penalties.  Taylor scored a first half try for Wellington with Nichols landing a penalty.  Anstis dropped a goal and kicked a penalty to stretch Services lead before Wellington hit back to win with tries by Dan Moore and a second from Taylor. Nichols then coolly landed the match-winning kick.

Tries Taylor (2), Moore
Pen Nichols
Con Nichols

Try: Elliott.
Pens: Anstis (3)
Con: Anstis. 
DG: Anstis

DSRFC II 41 v 22 Sidmouth II

Dan Edgecombe opened the score on 6 mins with a lovely run in from just inside his own 22 after a good period of pressure right from the off.  Minutes later Pana Ratu at No7 barged through the defence to touch down for a second try.  Services in attack losted the ball and the visitors ran it back to score under the posts and convert, 10-7. 
Jinking run by Joe McKinley wriggled this way from just outside of Sidmouth 22m to score. Converted by Nick Burt 17-7 HT.  45 mins following a scrum Alex Hanson peeled off and went blind to score. 22-7. Sidmouth pulled back a penalty to make the score 22-10.

Players of note, Pana Ratu very impressive going forward making good yards every time. Nick Burt had a super game organising the backs in attack.

During a Services attack Sidmouth somehow stole the ball then followed some very tight series of passing moves the length of the pitch to score. The try was converted 22-17.  Following a Sidmouth scrum Services drove well and Alex Hanson stole the ball off loaded to Tom Hicklin who went over, Nick Burt converted to make the score 29-17.  Minutes later a great run from half way by Pana Ratu who off loaded to Manoa Tikoisuva he beat the defender to touch down. Nick Burt converted, 36-17.   Sidmouth put up one last effort to score after a period of pressure, the conversion missed, 36-22.  With the minutes running away one last burst from the team sent away Alex Hanson for his second try FT 41-22

Devonport Service Colts 39 v 5 Plymstock Colts

Wellington 20 v 19 Devonport Services