Newton’s 3rd away fixture in a row found the All Whites at local rivals Brixham for our second meeting of the season. Newton v Brixham’s home fixture earlier in the season saw the home side win 29-5 but straight from the warm up it was plain to see the fishermen were more than up for the return game.
Newton struck first straight from the KO after the home side struggled with their exit strategy. Newtons forwards repeatedly put pressure on their opponents try line resulting in a try for McKenzie Strath 0-7. Newtons forwards were dominant in the first half with some powerful carries with Harvey Pimlott, Izaak Evans and Ali baa baa , having a big impact in the game.
The Second try of the game came too Matt Juniper running a great line off the scrum half. 0-14
Jack Whitehouse was to be next on the scoreboard with a typical front row short range effort but no doubt he’ll say he ran it in from half way. 0-19
Unfortunately from then on Brixham seemed to get their second wind and it was Newtons turn to withstand some pressure.
Right at the end of the first half the home side pounced a loose ball on Newtons try line and we’re rewarded with try. 7-19 HT
With our substitutes made at halftime Brixham came out of the blocks as they had finished the the first half with their backs showing a sustained period of dominance. Newton seemed to be repeatedly slipping off tackles and giving the home side some easy yardage. Although Newton did have some notable carries ,we failed to score in the second half with Brixham running in 2 unanswered tries to make the final score 19-19.
Next weeks game at home to Cullompton RFC.