TAVISTOCK are over the moon after been named Devon Tribute Team of the Month for September.
Tavistock edged out fellow Plymouth Combination side Tamar Saracens, as well as fellow unbeaten outfits Cullompton and Crediton for the honour.
The west Devon side have enjoyed a tremendous start to the 2022-23 campaign.
They have won all five of the league games they have played with bonus points.
In September, they not only won every match but also scored an impressive 209 points and only conceded 44.
“I think all the lads are pretty happy. It is a good reward for the boys.
“And we did what we did last month despite not been able to pick the same team every week.
“Every week we have had several different players so the award isn’t just for Tavistock’s first team – it’s for the club. There’s a whole load of lads who have stepped up and done their bit.
“They are all putting pressure on each other for a place.
“We have scored a lot of points, but at the same time – and probably the biggest plus – is that we only conceded 44 points last month, which is only 11 points a game and that included two games against what we thought were going to be the big clubs.”
He added: “Last season we set off relatively well, but then suffered a horrible run of injuries, but then when everyone came back and bought in to how we were playing, the season ended pretty well all round.
“And we have carried it on this season. We have set our own standards now and we have to see if we can keep them up now.
“We are going to lose at some point, but preferably it won’t be in a final or a game that means a lot.
“I said to the lads after Saturday, that if we keep winning, every game we play the opposition is going to be aiming to knock us off our perch.
“So we know every game is going to be like a cup final.
“But the big thing is we are having fun while we are playing.”
Tavistock take a break from league action this weekend when they host Torquay Athletic in the Devon Junior Cup at Sandy Park.
The teams only met last weekend in the league at the Recreation Ground where Tavistock 34-15 in the top-of-the-table clash.