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RUGBY: Stylish Puddletown get campaign off to flyer
PUDDLETOWN 38 POOLE 0
PUDDLETOWN began their Dorset & Wilts Two South campaign in some style with a comprehensive performance against Poole at Greenfields.
The Villagers, fielding a number of their new summer signings, soon got into the stride moving the ball around well and to good effect.
Early pressure from the hosts led to Poole conceding a penalty that was kicked by skipper Tom Yeatman.
Puddletown’s forwards displayed determination and pace to disrupt the Poole game plan with the back row causing the visitors all sorts of problems, allowing the backline to launch some telling attacks.
Quick hands from the backs soon released winger Sam Stockley to beat two Poole defenders and score in the corner, before pressure from the pack enabled Rocky Watts to break out and set up scrum-half Josh Hiscock for a second try – both of which were converted by Yeatman.
Puddletown now looked completely settled and with their mobile forwards continuing to make good ground, they added another touchdown through full-back John Moise, with Yeatman again adding the extras.
After the break Poole came out determined to break up the home side’s rhythm, but although they were successful in retaining more possession, the Villagers’ defence held up well.
As the contest entered the final quarter, Puddletown made numerous advances into the Poole half, which eventually resulted in a further try for Baz Dovell.
Yeatman sent over the kick that followed and then completed the scoring with a converted try of his own, powering his way over in trademark style.
Speaking afterwards, Pud-dletown coach Toby Musgrove said: “This was a strong performance from us and I was pleased that the team delivered on the promise they have shown during pre-season training.
“It was good to see our new signings have the opportunity to show the supporters what they are capable of.
“The performance of the pack, particularly in the loose, was the key element to winning this game.
“Ross Maclaren and Rocky Watts played very well in what was a very competent squad performance.”
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