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Kirton move away from trouble with victory

By Mid Devon Gazette  |  Posted: December 11, 2012

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CREDITON recorded an important win in the Cornwall & Devon League as they beat visitors Wessex 22-0.

It brought an end to the Blagdon club's four-game losing run.

And the four points moved them 10 points clear of the bottom three, including Wessex, who all lost at the weekend.

Kirton have a chance to put even more space between themselves and the relegation places when they host Falmouth this Saturday.

The Cornish outfit, who lost 18-12 at home against Crediton's Devon rivals Tiverton last weekend, are just one place and three points above 11th-placed Kirton as they enter the second half of the league season.

With joint-head coach Brian Sherrell away in South Africa, the team were looked after by co-boss Phil Bye and it was a special match for him against the club he used to play for and coach.

The Exeter side's forwards impressed but they lacked the quality required in the three-quarters to make that count on the scoreboard.

Centre Tom Foan opened the scoring for the home side when he crossed for a try that Tom Ronchetti converted.

Winger Jake Weedon increased the lead with a second try as he ran back a poor clearance and powered through a couple of defenders.

Mark Lee, back at the club where he started as a youngster from Barnstaple, kicked a penalty to open a 15-0 lead.

It got even better for the home side when Foan collected a kick over the top from Wessex and ran in their third try, which Lee converted.

They were unable to score a fourth for a bonus point, however.

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