Pictures: Junior rugby round-up from in and around Plymouth
Devonport Services...25 Newquay...28
SERVICES had victory snatched from their grasp in the last minute of this free-flowing and open game.
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Devonport raced into an early lead with tries from Shelby Lee and guest player Lauren Dawe from Tavistock.
Newquay fought back with a try by Caitlin Bridge, but Services work-rate was impressive. Hard tackling by the tenacious Lee and ever improving Abby Donoghue stopping Newquay's big and powerful forwards in their tracks.
The game was close affair with scores regularly exchanged.
Three more Services tries were scored by captain Ruby Lee, Flo Rodgers and Lucy Isaac. Newquay, however, were successful with the conversions and despite Services outscoring them in tries Newquay snatched victory away in the last minute of the game
Devonport Services...21 Tavistock...5
DEVONPORT Services produced a strong performance to overcome local rivals Tavistock.
Services had to survive heavy pressure for most of the first half, but strong tackling from all ensured Tavistock did not score a point.
Eventually Services strung passes together and Mia Lawrence broke away and scored under the posts and duly converted.
Services dominated the second half and a break by Hannah Leonard enabled Cloe Waterfield to score under the posts to make it 14-0.
It was then Tavistock's turn to get on the scoreboard, trimming the deficit with an unconverted try.
But Lawrence responded for the hosts and scored her second try, which she also converted.
Services' pack of Jess Thomas,Chloe Black, Beth Little, Ellie Gilbert, Summer Rawlins and Bronwen Williams is improving with every game.
Devonport Services...33 Newquay...5
SERVICES produced their best display of the season as they eased to victory over Newquay in their second match of the afternoon.
Services dominated the contest from start until finish.
After a backs' passing move, quick hands from first Grace Atwill and then Chloe Waterfield put Mia Lawerence away to score the first try of the game which she successfully converted.
From a flowing move which involved almost all of the team Grace Atwill scored the second try, which was also converted by Lawrence.
The pack, led by captain Summer Rawlins, were well on top and from a scrum taken against the head by hooker Chloe Black, a break from Jodie Williams saw Waterfield score her second try of the afternoon to make it 19-0 at half-time.
The second period had barely started before a long pass set Ellen Lloyd free to score a fourth converted Services try.
A long period of domination from the Services pack, led to wing Taylor Gallagher scoring under the posts.
Plymstock Albion Oaks...27 Liskeard-Looe...19
PLYMSTOCK Albion Oaks came out victorious in an evenly-matched game against Liskeard-Looe, at Horsham playing fields.
The match started well with a great try-saving tackle from scrum-half, George Dunn, that set the tone for the rest of match.
Oaks' second-row Luke Bingham ran in the first try, powering his way down the left wing, in the third minute.
The run of the ball went mainly Plymstock's way for most of the first half with the home side's pack consistently winning at the scrum and the breakdown.
And they got a second try in the 20th minute through flanker Leon Edwards following a driving maul.
And the first half ended 15-0 with a magnificent try through full-back Alex Chapman, who broke through the Liskeard defensive line and beat their backs to ground the ball up the left wing.
Wing Tom Gould found the overlap and scored Oaks' fourth try in the first minute of the second half. But Liskeard returned with renewed energy in the second period and began to contest the ball more effectively.
Sam Nimmo had a try disallowed for Oaks before Liskeard managed their first touch down of the match through their right wing.
Oaks, though responded when Chapman beat the Liskeard backs again with a run up the left wing and grounded the ball between the posts. Fly-half Sam Lenthall converted.
But Liskeard didn't give up and in the final minutes, the run of the game changed and they managed two more tries, punishing Oaks for an ill-judged clearance kick.
Devonport Services...19 Exeter Saracens...7
JACK WINSOR sealed victory for Devonport Services in a competitive match against Exeter Saracens.
The match was evenly poised at 12-7 going into the final few minutes before a trademark powerful run through the middle of the defence by Winsor put the match beyond visiting Exeter.
Services had exerted early pressure on their visitors.
And after several missed opportunities and good defence from Saracens, the first try finally came out wide from Harry Groves on the wing.
Despite further dominance from Services it was Saracens who then found themselves in front by scoring a converted try at the other end just before the break.
The half-time team talk obviously had an affect on the Services boys as they got back to work pressurising their visitors' try line once again from the restart.
Full-back Jonah Moore executed a couple of side-steps only to be felled at the five metre line. However, scrum-half Paddy Hutchins then fed quick ball from the close range ruck which found its way to Tom Ringrose's safe hands who scored under the posts.
Fly-half Toby Fisher converted to make it 12-7.
The game continued in that vein despite some good defence from the visitors and in last play, Services wrapped it up with a further converted try under the posts from Winsor.
Plymstock Albion Oaks...7 Sidmouth...5
PLYMSTOCK Albion Oaks edged out visiting Sidmouth in a tense and robust match played in muddy conditions.
The match started with an explosion of activity with pressure from Oaks.
Oaks scored first with Luke Harrison to grounding the ball from a drive. The conversion was successfully taken by Kai Harvey.
Oaks then had to defend well with Jacob Kincaid proving a solid wall.
Oaks continued to pressure in the second quarter, but they could not add to their score and in the third quarter Sidmouth hit back with an unconverted try.
But Oaks showed good determination to deny them any.
In the final quarter with the players all merging into one colour of muddy brown, Oaks, with Matthew Gilbury showing pace and strength, kept their try line intact.
DHSOB Stonehouse Sharks...45 Totnes...0
THIS was a fantastic game for Sharks, who displayed great team-work, which was borne out by the result.
The first quarter proved to a tense affair as Totnes put up a stout defence.
However, the breakthrough came as a powerful surge by Aaron Duffield saw him take the ball over for the first points of the game.
Some great tackles by man-of-the-match, Ollie Symons, forced a number of rucks that the well-drilled Sharks made the best of.
Quick handling by scrum-half Foster Parker sent the ball down the line for Harrison Truswell to score.
Almost immediately a strong home scrum saw the ball move quickly to Duffield to bag his second try.
Then a turn over in play saw a fine pass from Leon Barns to Tommy Woodward, who was able to run down the flank and over the try line to increase the Sharks' advantage.
And Duffield got his hat-trick following a maul to round off the scoring in the first half.
The second period was just as punishing for the visitors as Neo Ruston opened with the first of successive tries.
This was quickly followed by Johnny Barnes producing a blinding run through the Totnes defence before playing a perfect pass to Harrison Truswell who scored.
In the dying seconds a terrific run by Jamie Jagger saw him deftly pass the ball out to Toby Lean, who used his speed and dodging skills to burst through the Totnes defence and over the line to score right on the stroke of full-time.
Devonport Services...0 Exeter Saracens...15
DEVONPORT Services were unable to finish off some strong runs in their match with Exeter Saracens.
Saracens were powerful going forward, but Services defended well.
Good runs by Joshua Hemmings, James Hocking and Ben Newman could not prevent Services going in 10-0 down at the break after Sarries scored two first-half tries.
Five minutes into the second period and Exeter scored again.
But Services continued to apply pressure through Joe Taylor and Ollie Harrison, whose passing was impressive.
A solid run from Aden Collis also failed to penetrate Exeter. Services stepped up to the challenge but were unlucky not to score.
Devonport Services...5 Exeter Saracens...20
IN THE second match between the sides, Services produced a good first half but were unable to hold their visitors in the second period.
Strong running from Ollie Harrison and Lloyd Wolaniec kept Exeter in their own half early on.
And great defending from Matt Richards and Ethan Kelly kept the score at 0-0 at half-time.
But Exeter came out strong in the second period and soon scored.
Ethan Kelly, Niall Gill and Matt Richards tried in vain to stop Exeter scoring again. Services consolation try came from Aden Collis, who stormed through Exeter defences.
DHSOB Stonehouse Sharks...8 Totnes...2 (Scores in tries)
SHARKS produced a breathless first half as they overcame Totnes.
Edward Salisbury, Jacob Gaskin, man-of-the-match Ethan Murray and Charlie Connelly all crossed the line in the opening period.
However, Totnes were quick to score in the second half, but their resurgence did not last long.
For the impressive Sharks came right back at their visitors with two tries coming from Gaskin.
Totnes fought back with another try but both James Ferriman and Gaskin leapt in with one score each as Sharks eased to a comfortable victory.
DHSOB Stonehouse Sharks...10 Totnes...2 (Scores in tries)
THE second match between the sides was similar to the first, only this time the Sharks scored even more tries.
Totnes started the second game with aplomb as they claimed the first try, but the Sharks bit back with some fast play to rattle up the next six scores courtesy of Jacob Gaskin (5) and Charlie Hall.
Consequently Sharks went in that break 6-1 to the good.
The second half produced much of the same as Gaskin bagged another to complete a double hat-trick.
However, Totnes, not to be outdone, fought hard and responded with one of their own.
Unfortunately for them the Sharks were not prepare to sit back and, with sheer determination, dug in to take the victory with Ethan Murray scoring before Gaskin added the final touches with two more.
DHSOB Stonehouse Sharks...23 Totnes...16 (Scores in tries)
SHARKS' ongoing development and improvement continued with an impressive win over Totnes.
Sharks opened the scoring through Adam Saralis, who ran straight through from the first whistle.
Totnes did reply immediately, but then Stonehouse displayed a fantastic team effort to score six times without reply from the visitors courtesy of Sam Bishop (2), Saralis (3) and Joseph Edwards.
These tries were made possible by great tagging from Cowan McVeigh and a superb offload by Josh Beaton.
Totnes managed to pull three scores back before the Sharks scored again through Edwards.
Yet Totnes added five more scores before the end of the half, but some great runs from Jake Fitzgerald and Jamie Stoneleigh enabled Sharks to stay in front 11-9 at the break.
The second half started with Totnes getting the first score, but Stonehouse came back with three tries courtesy of Edwards (2) and Saralis.
It was then an evenly contended match with both sides running in the tries, but Sharks came out on top due to an excellent pass from Ben Roy, who enabled Edwards to score and Eddie Beale, who made several testing runs.
Kye Smith also gained valuable ground for the Sharks. Further tries for Sharks came from J Edwards (3), Saralis (3), Bishop, Fitzgerald and man-of-the-match Bradi Rowe.