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Full-back sidelined by break

By Herald Express  |  Posted: November 22, 2012

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TEIGNMOUTH look like being without full-back Jake Bury until Christmas and possibly beyond after he suffered a broken jaw in the win at Crediton.

The Teigns got through alright against Crediton, emerging 26-22 winners despite not always playing at the best.

It is Falmouth at home this Saturday for the table-topping Teigns, who hope to have prop George Mowson back after injury.

The one thing Teignmouth have to do is avoid being complacent.

"I think that crept in against Crediton as we were 19-3 up and thought we were going to run away with it," said director of rugby Andy Crossman.

"Crediton got back in the game because we got complacent and it became harder than it should have been."

Colin Aldworth, Jamie Rudkin and Chris Tidman scored first-half tries with Will Sowden crossing after the break. Will Luscombe kicked three conversions.

TOTNES will hope to bounce back from their 24-19 defeat at Topsham when they return to Borough Park for a meeting with Torrington.

Topsham, smarting from a cup defeat by Totnes seven days earlier, dominated the first half which left Totnes too much to do after the break.

"We didn't play that badly and for that reason aren't particularly disheartened," said coach Richard Burden.

The big problem for Totnes is the lengthy injury list arising from the Topsham defeat, which leaves them thin on the ground this Saturday.

Pepe Moore, Arron Bartlett, Andy Rive, Simon Medlin and Lex Keen all suffered injuries of varying degrees.

Keen was checked over in hospital for a chest injury, which revealed a punctured lung from a previous episode which had never been treated.

New Cross, who had no game last Saturday, are back in action against Salcombe at Five Lanes.

DARTMOUTH coach Steve Atkins will be hoping for an easing of issues on the injury front when Topsham pay a visit this Saturday.

For Atkins took the Riversiders to South Molton last Saturday with a scratch side missing Karl Caunter, Charlie Watson, Tom Jones, Aaron Hunt and Ben Peters due to injuries and Luke Clement, Jake Bridgwood, Declan Hammond and Jerry Wiltshire who had to work.

Despite all that, and a nasty knee injury sustained by Carl Woodgate, Dartmouth only lost 20-11 to promotion-chasing South Molton.

Dartmouth went 20-6 down with 13 minutes to go and that was the point when the game got away from them.

A Nick Shillabeer try, to add to a couple of earlier Richard Lobb penalties, couldn't change the outcome.

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