DHSOB…7 Old Techs…66
LEADERS Old Techs have won promotion to Devon One next season after they overpowered DHSOB at Stonehouse Creek.
Third-placed North Tawton blew their chance of closing the gap on the top two by losing 33-14 at Ilfracombe and even if they win all their matches, they can still only finish one point short of Techs, even if the Plymouth side lost all their remaining three fixtures. The worst Techs can do is finish runners-up. Second-place St Columba, who have a game in hand over the leaders, did not play yesterday and are 10 points adrift of Techs.
Techs chairman John Young, however, made it clear his side would not be taking their feet off the gas despite achieving their long cherished dream of returning to Devon One.
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He said: "We played some good rugby and we're there, but we'd obviously like to go up as champions, so we've still got to work and work hard."
Techs scored through Darren Kessell (2), Joel Dickens (2), DHSOB old boy Scott Pearson, Dave Clack (2) newly-signed former Plymouth Barbarian Dave Clarke, Neil Herbert and Billy Evans, who also added the rest of his side's points with his boot.
Old Boys scored their consolation try through skipper Ricky Lennon, his touchdown converted by Paul Lethbridge.
Buckfastleigh Ramblers…20 Plymouth Argaum…15
ARGAUM boss Dave Sansom demanded more commitment from some of his players after a wedding robbed him of several first-teamers – and virtually the last chance for the Bickleigh Down side to challenge for a promotion slot.
Only a catastrophic run of defeats for second-placed St Columba in their final four games will give Argaum a shot at going up and not even the most optimistic bookie would lay odds on that happening.
Argaum suffered a double-whammy at Ramblers, losing their grip on the promotion race and a place in the next round of the Devon Junior Plate as the match was played as a double-header for both league and cup.
When Argaum did get going, they scored tries through forward Mike McCormick and winger Ieuan Evans.
Sansom admitted afterwards: "I am not happy. My club has got to decide whether it wants to play league rugby or social rugby and it must learn to go forward or otherwise it will go backwards."
Tamar Saracens…51 Plympton Victoria…7
SARRIES coaches Ray Hancock and Dan Leeson paid tribute to Plympton Victoria, who have conceded 143 points in two matches against city opponents.
Plym Vics were beaten 92-0 by newly-promoted Old Techs last week, followed by a heavy defeat by vastly-improved Saracens on Saturday.
Hancock said: "It was a good result for us, but we talked to the Plympton Victoria boys after the game and they say things will turn around if they keep going."
John Meade was the main beneficiary of Sarries' attack, running in five tries and adding two conversions for good measure. Joe Wyatt, Ryan Deacon, Chris Cox and Jamie Lavelle-Harris added the rest of the touchdowns.
IN DEVON One, Plymstock Albion Oaks slipped to fifth after losing 17-10 at promotion hopefuls New Cross.
Oaks, who picked up a losing bonus point, are three points shy of a promotion spot.