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More easy pickings for Teigns

By Herald Express  |  Posted: January 17, 2013

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TEIGNMOUTH will be disappointed not to come away with anything other than an emphatic win when they visit table-proppers Plymouth Barbarians this Saturday.

After last Saturday's runaway 47-12 win over Pirates Amateurs, Will Sowden banking four tries, the Teigns are second in the table just two points behind leaders St Ives.

Realistically, it is cut and dried for the two automatic promotion places in the division – no play-offs in Devon & Cornwall – although the prize for both contenders is to go up as champions.

The Barbarians have only won once in 15 games – and couldn't raise a side to visit St Ives last Saturday.

So Teignmouth's director of rugby Andy Crossman isn't being presumptive when he says: "We will be hoping for a win at Plymouth Barbarians before it gets a bit tougher with Saltash at home the following week."

Sowden, who has passed 20 tries for the season already, may have dominated the scoring against Pirates but there was more to winning the game than one player.

"I was really pleased with our performance on a heavy pitch, which had a lot of standing water on it first thing this morning," said Crossman.

"We managed to control the game well and maintain our patterns despite the conditions."

Teignmouth's other tries against Pirates were scored by Pete Parsons and Jake Allason, Neil Johns and Dan Force, who slotted two conversions and a penalty as well.

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