Tawton go down to last season’s league winners
New Cross 20
North Tawton 12
North Tawton faced last season's league winners, New Cross, with a strong gusting wind blowing up the pitch from the South, which made the kicking game somewhat of a lottery.
On their first visit to the Tawton half New Cross got a charge down from a slow clearance by North Tawton and their centre, James Ward, went in for an early score; the conversion was missed.
An equally lax piece of defending by New Cross just after the restart gave David Fewings his first try as the home side's full back tried to put a grubber kick past the advancing Tawton line. Fewings trapped the ball and picked up to go over for the score. This conversion was also missed from out wide.
The scrums were evenly matched but Tawton were starting to get into the groove and forcing New Cross to give ground. Hard