NEWTON Abbot U16s were given a fright by Paignton in a fast-and-furious Fishermen's Cup game at Queens Park.
The All Whites won 28-22, but only after coming back from 22-7 down early in the second half.
Paignton were billed as underdogs going into the game but showed they had a nasty nip by shooting into a 14-0 lead.
The Cherries' centre Connor Harrison drew first blood with a stunning try beneath the uprights, Dion Dickerson converted
Harrison took on the loose ball following a Newton handling to get his second Dickerson brought Paignton's lead to 14-0.
Newton wing Archie Williams raced down the right to score but Paignton held firm for a 14-7 lead at the break.
Dickerson added a penalty in the second half and when lock Harry Wiltchire chased a Louis Phillips grubber kick to score wide on the right, Paignton were 22-7 up.
Newton's hard tackling and turnovers opened up gaps for Dan Pocock and Alex Suarez to dot down tries and Nathan Aiston's consistent kicking took the deficit to one point.
Paignton were still ahead with five minutes to go, but only by a point.
Newton's frontline hammered away at Paignton's now stretched defence with Benji Pearce completing the comeback with a corner try.
BRIXHAM U16s were made to work hard for a 13-11 Fishermen's Cup win at Kingsbridge.
The Fishermen had an edge in the set pieces, but Kingsbridge had a mobile pack and some pacy backs, which made for an interesting game.
Brixham just shaded Kingsbridge with, the main difference being the intelligent kicks for position by Josh Hall, Andre Simonetti and Sam Clark.
After a powerful run by Will Smale at centre, the Brixham forwards drove on and hooker Oliver Cook crossed with 10 minutes gone.
Kingsbridge pulled back three points with a penalty and had another chance which fell short and ended up costing them.
Douglas Oakes started the counter-attack, Smale kept it going, lock Piers Benjamin made more ground before offloading to Simonetti, whose supplied the scoring pass to Jack Brown for a try in the corner.
Brixham extended their lead after half-time with Simonetti knocking over a penalty from 15 metres out.
Kingsbridge were far from beaten though and kicked a penalty to make the score 13-6.
Brixham had two players sin-binned in the second half: one after the other rather than two at once.
Kingsbridge used the extra space to get a try back and with two points in it fancied their chances.
Town tried to get their large front rows running up Brixham's 10 channel and over the gain line, but the defence held firm.