Bovingdon calls for Sarries to be ruthless
EXETER Saracens cannot afford to be wasteful again when they visit second-placed Bideford this Saturday.
Sarries got almost the start they wanted to the new year by beating visiting Truro 17-11.
Bideford away will be a tougher proposition and no place for white line fever to strike.
"We need to finish more of the chances we are creating," said Sarries head coach Ross Bovingdon. "Thanks to good support play we are getting into the right areas, but when it comes to getting over the line we are coming up short.
"We played some really good rugby and should have had a bonus-point fourth try.
"The lads were despondent when they came off that they didn't get the bonus point, which is a good thing as it shows they care."
Sarries were 10-3 up at the break thanks to a Darren Light try plus the conversion and a penalty by Jamie Bolt. Full-back Kieran Bromell added a try, also converted by Bolt. Skipper Matt Hilton is the main absentee this Saturday.
Honiton travel to Truro 11 points adrift at the bottom after a 22-6 defeat by Wellington.
For assistant coach Jerry Rice, it was the old story of the Lacemen being competitive without really threatening.
"It was pretty well 50/50 for possession and quite a good performance by us," said Rice.
"What we couldn't do was score a try, although we held them to 12-6 until the last 10 minutes when they scored twice."
All Honiton's points came from the boot of George Meadows with two penalties.
Okehampton are 18 points adrift of Bideford in the play-off slot ahead of their trip to leaders St Austell this Saturday.
Okes lost 24-22 to visiting Penryn last time out, despite Tom McGratton, Sam Turner and Simon Cox bagging tries, while Carl Poynton kicked seven points.