DHSOB Sharks v Topsham RFC
By B Jenkins
Closes game to date
Thank you to all the parents who drove and provided lifts for 22 of the boys. It was a long journey in miserable weather, so the good turnout was appreciated.
The game was entertaining with tries from Josh (2), Kits (1) and Sam P (1) in the first half, with two conversions from DJ and one from Sam P. Sharks scored twice, forcing the ball over the line on both occasions after stout defending from our forwards. HT 10-26
As sometimes happens, probably through the large number of changes we made, we lost our way somewhat in the second half. Sharks did well, working hard and scored two tries, giving their play a real impetus. Kits pegged them back with his direct running to score. This gave us some breathing space with a converted try taking it to 33-20.
All credit to Sharks who then scored their fourth try (converted), in a good backs move, which to be honest was assisted in a large part by our lax defending.
Man of the match for my money in the first half was Fin Scott. For the second half it was Henry Butler. Well done both for a committed performance, particularly in the clear out.
Sharks were, as always, very hospitable afterwards and spoke highly of our team.