A game of two halves, so the old saying goes, and this certainly was.

Teignmouth came out of the traps fast and were 17-nil up before the Oaks had time to draw breath.

Joe Cockram and Chris Tidman scored the early tries, both coming from some creative and flowing rugby, with in form kicker Dan Force converting both after he had earlier opened the scoring with a penalty.

Winger Byron Woods, who has been getting back to something like the form he showed last season, scored the try of the season so far – a run from 50 metres evading the Plymstock defence – which Force converted.

Captain Colin Aldworth, who had scored in the previous game, sliced through the home side's pack on the half hour and ran 20 metres with defenders in hot pursuit to score in the corner, Force again adding the extras.

Plymstock then got five points on the board after a rare visit into Teignmouth's half, with their big pack pushing over for Ashley Parsons to score, although he failed to convert.

The second half should have seen the Bitton Park outfit, playing down the slope, pile up the points, but Plymstock were not ready to throw in the towel and scored twice, through scrum half Matt Hutcliffe and another from Parsons, who took the home side's tally to 19 points by converting both tries.

The Teigns showed glimpses of their first half form, with former 800-metre runner Nic Andrews racing for the line to score, before man of the match Cockram grabbed his second of the game, with full back Force bagging another five points with a penalty and a conversion.

The last quarter of the game should have seen Teignmouth break the 50-point barrier, but their earlier sparkle was extinguished by over confidence and their free-flowing passing game faded away.

Tomorrow, Teignmouth are at home to Saltash, preceded by a vice-presidents' dinner and a colts' game against Devonport Services.