TEIGNMOUTH coach Simon Morrell said there was a lesson to be learned from the win over Paignton that the game isn't over until the last whistle goes.
The Teigns are two from two so far in Western Counties this season following promotion from the Cornwall & Devon Division last term. They will want to make it three from three at Penryn this Saturday.
Okehampton were beaten on the opening day with Paignton dispatched 36-22 in the first appointment of the season at Bitton Park.
It looks a good result on paper, but Morrell said there were aspects of the win he was less than comfortable with.
"Half time came, we were 23-3 up and we sat back, put our feet up and thought it as job done," said Morrell.
"Where we have just come from if you put three tries on a side in the first 20 minutes they are not going to come back from that.
"That is not the case in this division as teams can come back at you.
"Had we not taken our foot off the gas, I feel there were 50 points there for the taking.
"We stopped playing on the front foot, started to give away penalties and Paignton were a good enough side to come back at us.
"There were 10 minutes of injury time to get through as well. Paignton scored two tries then and it a closer game that could have been crucial."
Teignmouth were never less than nine points up though and killed Paignton off once and for all with a try in the 90th minute.
Two Dan Force penalties and a Chris Tidman try had Teignmouth 13-0 up in the first 10 minutes.
More tries followed before the break for Joe Woolnough – an interception – and Will Sowden.
John Clare kicked a penalty for the Cherries before the break.
Teignmouth captain Colin Aldworth rumbled up to the line and over for a try then Force added a penalty.
Brendon Campbell with a try converted by Clare kept Paignton in it.
It got a bit more interesting when Josh Boaler then Jake Stirling went over in injury time.
After Paignton's double strike in stoppage time, Teigns' No.8 Luke Pattison helped himself to a try.
Paignton go into the derby date with Torquay winless in the league, but not unduly worried,.
"It is still very early in the season and we are still fitting the right players in the right positions," said director of rugby Richard Southcombe.
"Our fitness looks good and the way we stuck at it right to the end is encouraging.
"The backbone of the team is coming together now and I am confident the results will follow."