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GALLERY: Marjon forced to work hard to overcome Tamar Saracens

PLYMOUTH Marjon overcame Devon One side Tamar Saracens 22-0 in a tough battle in wet conditions at the Parkway on Saturday.

Marjon, who included Plymouth Albion’s Pete Ingoldsby, Ivybridge’s Adam Northcott and Devonport Services’ Keane Whittaker in their side, made sure of the win with two converted tries in the final 15 minutes.

The students did dominate possession and territory first half but they struggled to break a determined Saracens side down.

The visitors did make the perfect start with a unconverted try by Jordan Smith out wide after just 30 seconds, but they could not add to that in the first half of a physical encounter.

Sarries came out for the second period of the adapted rules contest much better and were unlucky not to score, but the students did well to hold them up.

Marjon, with Northcott becoming more influential, finally increased their lead to 8-0 in the final quarter when scrum-half Ben Hunter kicked a penalty.

And two minutes later powerful centre Whittaker scored after the young visitors used a cross-field kick well.

Hunter converted that try and then he added his own four minutes from time when he scooped up a loose ball from a line-out and showed good strength to reach out and get the ball down over the line.

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