DEVONPORT Services produced an impressive second half display to boost their Western Counties West survival hopes by beating local rivals Saltash 32-10 on the artificial surface at Keyham.
The match was switched from The Rectory due to the bad weather and Saltash, without a win since the end of October, were leading 10-7 at the break thanks to a try by Adam Coutts and a conversion and penalty from Max Venables.
But the second half belonged to Services, who finished the day with four tries to claim the full five points and move out of the bottom three. They have jumped up to ninth in the table.
Saltash, promoted into the league last season, are now second-from-bottom in an incredibly tight division, where just 11 points separates them from sixth.
Meanwhile, Old Techs boosted their hopes of returning to Devon One by beating Buckfastleigh 26-0 at Weston Mill in one of only a few games to survive the weekend’s weather.
That win has moved them up to second in Devon Two.
Number eight Dave Bond got Techs going with two first half tries before lock James Douglas and then Dave Clack went over after half-time to secure them the bonus point. Billy Evans (2) and Ryan Tunnicliffe added conversions.