13th November 2017, 11:24 | university

Exeter excel against St Mary's

Exeter excel against St Mary's

By Dan Richardson

This week’s Premier South results saw Exeter beat St Mary’s 24-16 after an excellent performance.

The home side bounced back after a convincing defeat at the hands of Loughborough last week, to earn the win this time out. Exeter scored one more try than their opponents, after crossing four times.

Their try scorers were Alex Ford, Tom Slater, Tom Hughes and finally their man-of-the-match, Josh Graham. But it was Dom Brook’s successful conversion rate which extended the lead, as he kicked all four conversions for his side.

The away team only managed three tries, two from Josh Robson and one from Oscar Ward, who went on to earn the man-of-the-match award. Charles Hammond was only successful with two of his three attempted conversions.

St Mary’s Bill Ramdhan said: “It was a disappointing result for us however, credit to Exeter for giving us a hard fight. Back to training to improve on things, ready for next week.”

Elsewhere, Loughborough came up with yet another convincing win after they beat Nottingham Trent 72-8 at home this week.

Loughborough’s Joe Spencely scored a hat-trick while both Josh Boulger and Charlie Clarke scored twice. Dominic Woodfine also scored for the home side and he was later awarded the man-of-the-match.

The remainder of the try scorers were Harry Chapman, Tommy Chipchase, Isaac Riley, Callum Man, Jamie Paris and Laurence Warren West. Chapman also converted eight attempts for Loughborough.

Nottingham Trent scored twice through Lewis Allot and Dan Williams but they were successful with neither conversion attempt. Henry Bartlett was given his side’s man-of-the-match.

The final game in the Premier South this week saw Gloucestershire hold Bath to just one score as they earned a 64-6 away win. The only try scorer for the home side was Ben Reid, with his try being converted by Rory Hamilton and Hamish Fawcett was given Bath’s man-of-the-match.

Gloucestershire’s Josh Verity has now scored six tries in the last five matches after crossing four times this week. Callum Merret and Luke Stephens both scored twice while Callum Bradbury, Errol Carter and Liam Rice-Wilson got one each.

Although Chris Booth didn’t get on the scoresheet, he was awarded the man-of-the-match for the away team after a great performance. Ben Stead was successful with 10 of his 11 attempted conversions.