Match Report OPM's 24 - Exeter Saracens 12

OPMs claimed their most impressive win of the season by overcoming high-flying Exeter Saracens.

Article published by Plymouth Sports Gazette 

Saracens arrived at King George V Playing Fields with just one league defeat to their name this season, whereas OPMs had only won three of their eight matches before yesterday. But it was the Old Boys who ran out victorious by three tries to two.

The hosts led 14-7 at the break with tries by captain Billy Garratt and Jake Neville, which were both converted by Sam Matts.

In the second half Matts scored a try, which he also converted, and added a penalty to give OPMs the win.

“It was a very good win,” said OPMs captain Billy Garratt. “Especially as we had a few selection issues this week. We had a flanker starting on the wing, had someone who had retired come on for the last 10-15 minutes and had our nine playing in the centre to start off with, but everyone’s heads were definitely there. Everyone was ready for it and up for a game of rugby.”

It was OPMs’ first win since the end of October.

“We had gone a few games without a win and our second half performances have been poor,” said Garratt. “The losses have come because of our second half performances, but this time our second half performance was the same, if not better, than our first half. We came out firing.”