Oakley sets sights on maximum haul
DEVONPORT Services boss Dave Oakley is anxious to win a maximum five points from his team's home encounter with basement side Bude.
The city side are 11th in a 14-team division with five points on the board.
But it would be a major upset if Services did not overcome the north Cornwall team at The Rectory (3pm) by a reasonably convincing margin.
Bude are the only team in the division who have zero points from three games and last week's they lost 49-12 at Torquay Athletic.
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Oakley (left) said: "Bude is one of those games where we have to get five points, or a minimum four points, as we're playing them at home.
"We've got a couple of knocks and a couple of fitness tests to do.
"We're quite confident they'll come through the tests, but we have such strength in depth at the moment that if the injured players don't make it, we'll have good players to come in for them.
"These are the games where we have got to get points on the board and push our points difference margin up."
Services (from) Jay Geraty, Pete Farrow, Jason Stead, Rocky Young, Stu Bartlett, John Mellor, Dylan Cossey, Matt Gregory, Corey Moore, Tony Sibley, Pana Ratu, Nat Wonnacott, Matt Anstis, Harrison Elliott, Manoa Tikoisuva, Rob Ede and Ben McGowan, Rhys Williams and Charlie Attis
TAVISTOCK have reached their highest-ever point in the Western Counties West league after last week's victory over Ivybridge.
The Sandy Park side were relegated two seasons ago, then bounced back last season with the Cornwall-Devon title and promotion.
Head coach Mike Lewis' team has won two from three of their opening league matches and moved up to sixth place. They are on the same points as fifth-placed Okehampton.
Lewis, whose side is difficult to predict at Kingsbridge tomorrow, said: "They (Kingsbridge) are quite a difficult side, because you never know what you're going to get.
"Two years ago, in a match where there was nothing in it for either team, they put 50 points on us.
"A few of the boys will remember that game and want to put things right."
Lewis added: "It's a bit record-breaking for us at the moment, because the team is the highest it's ever been.
"It would be nice to keep things consistent and stay around that level for a bit and then try to push on from there."
IVYBRIDGE face Wellington at Cross-in-Hand tomorrow (3pm).