OPM's Back on Top

OPMs have temporarily moved to the top of the division after they beat Salcombe 36-3 away and Buckfastleigh’s game with North Tawton was abandoned due to a serious injury.

Martin Skelly was again in top try-scoring form for the OPMs. He finished the day with a hat-trick to take his tally to 10 in three league matches this season.

OPMs were only 10-3 up at the break with Matt Naylor scoring their opening try before Skelly got his first of the afternoon.

However, after the interval, Skelly added his second before the Old Boys were awarded a penalty try following a good maul. Skelly completed his hat-trick before fellow winger Shaun Grundy went over.

“We are really pleased with the result,” said OPM captain Henry Matthews, who was unfortunate to have a second half try disallowed.

“They (Salcombe) had quite a strong side out, but we were really happy with our performance.

“We wanted to make a bit of a statement to the league and hopefully we have done that.”

Story by Plymouth Sports Gazette