SW RUGBY Exmouth move ahead in National Three SW

Exmouth top National Three South West on points difference at the halfway stage of the league season.

The Cockles claimed maximum points following a 67-12 victory over basement side Maidenhead at the Imperial Recreation Ground.

Pace setters London Irish Wild Geese slipped to second and their first defeat of the season, 25-17 in a top of the table clash at third placed Weston-super-Mare.

Newton Abbot edged the Devon derby 31-27 at Brixham after taking the lead for the first time with a 75th minute converted try at Astley Park.

Barnstaple secured their fourth home win of the season 19-16 over Old Patesians at Pottington Road. Old Pats claimed a losing bonus point with a late converted try.

Avonmouth Old Boys – who beat Oxford Harlequins 33-7 - and Chippenham, 64-26 victors over Malvern, both returned to winning ways at home.

Fifth placed Redingensians won 20-17 at Amersham & Chiltern thanks to a late penalty clincher.

 

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