SOUTH MOLTON waited three weeks to put things right and, when the time came, they made no mistake.
Molton played two friendlies to keep themselves sharp after the 17-16 home defeat to Topsham at the beginning of October.
And that paid off with a 25-10 bonus-point win against Totnes at Unicorn Park on Saturday.
It was second-placed Totnes’s first defeat of the season in Tribute Devon One and saw South Molton move to within a point of them in third place with a game in hand.
They had to come from behind to do so, scoring three tries in the last quarter after trailing 10-8.
Matt Smart showed his ball-carrying strength to score two of them, either side of wing Luke Doyle leaving four men in his wake on a run to the line.
Dom Stoneman kicked a first-half penalty and converted Courtney Lucas’s try on the stroke of half time, scored after a pick-up from a five-metre scrum by Dan Smith.
That gave Molton an 8-7 half-time lead after James Nash’s try for Totnes, which was converted by Scott Hingston who kicked them ahead with a penalty in the second half.