Torrington suffer 'kick in the teeth' against South Molton
GETTING nothing from the derby against South Molton was "a kick in the teeth" for Torrington.
Adrian Avery, the home captain, felt his side deserved at least a losing bonus point.
They fought back from 19-0 down after 20 minutes to 19-11.
But, with Steve Ayre kicking a penalty for South Molton, Torrington were never able to get within seven points of their rivals.
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"We deserved something from the game and to not get a bonus point was a kick in the teeth," said Avery.
"It was our own fault. You can't only start playing against a team like South Molton after 20 minutes.
"To play so well after that was frustrating. We came back and gave it a really good effort.
"A couple of boys played well in the centre, Charlie Bazell and George Jones, and Nick Evans put a couple of kicks over. That put some pressure on South Molton and we realised they were not miles ahead of us.
"Once we realised that and got some momentum, we were getting right back in it."
Torrington, third from bottom in Tribute Devon One, need to beat Topsham on Saturday to ease their relegation worries but Avery could see positive signs in their performance.
"It's a huge game. If we don't beat them we will be looking over our shoulders," he said.
"If you consider where we are now with where we were at the beginning of the season, we have come on in terms of performances if not results.
"Survive in the league and we can look to push on with these boys next season.