Devon Junior Cup Semi Final

OPMs could not cause an upset against Devon One runners-up Topsham and book a place in a county cup final.

But they did give their higher league hosts a bit of a scare and Topsham needed two late tries to put the game beyond OPMs and win 27-5.

“The score does not reflect the game,” said OPMs’ Henry Matthews. “It was just the last 10 minutes that killed it.

“It was 15-5 for most of the game. They are a good side, but we are pretty sure we scored three tries that were disallowed.

“It was pretty frustrating for us. We also had two players sin-binned at the same time so we were down to 13 for 10 minutes in the second half, but we had the ball for that 10 minutes.

“We played some really good rugby. Luck was not on our side, but all credit to Topsham they pulled a result out of the bag.

“We are pleased with it as they are in the play-offs for the Devon/Cornwall League and if they get into it they will do okay. It shows there’s not that much between the Devon/Cornwall and the top of Devon Two”.

Matt Naylor scored OPMs’ only try at Bonfire Field, with Matt Slee (2), Chris Ellor and George Holwill scoring for Topsham. Slee and Holwill scored in the last 10 minutes.

Topsham will now play Devon One champions South Molton in the final next weekend.

OPMs will have another chance of cup success on Wednesday when they play Cornwall/Devon League side Tavistock on the RNEC Cup final at the Rectory.

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