Match Report OPM's 3 - Torrington 5

There was more disappointment for OPMs, who are still looking for their first win of 2019.

They narrowly lost 5-3 at home to Torrington after missing a late penalty that could have won them the game.

Heavy rain and a strong wind made try scoring chances few and far between in the first 60 minutes.

After a scoreless first half, OPMs took the lead 15 minutes from time with a Sammie Matts penalty.

But with eight minutes to go, Torrington got numbers down the blindside and Tom Gooch went over to put his side two points up.

OPMs did get a penalty late on and went for goal but as Matts went to kick it the wind came again.

“The wind was awful,” said OPMs captain Billy Garratt.

“But it was a very even game and all the action happened in the last 20 minutes. We were very evenly matched sides to be fair.

“I can’t express how proud I was of OPMs. All we asked was that everyone went out and played with pride, played for the badge and their team-mates and that’s what we did.

“It is still disappointing, don’t get me wrong. It is always disappointing to lose. To be fair, I think I would rather lose 60-0 than lose 5-3. It hurts that little bit extra when it is 5-3.”

Article from Plymouth Sports Gazette 

 

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