Exeter Chiefs won the second round of the South West Derby beating Gloucester comfortably this weekend. Strong performances across the board, highlighted by returnee Jack Nowell with a brace of tries. An accurate boot from the inform Joe Simmonds and a try from his brother Sam was enough to put Gloucester back on the bus wondering how they let Exeter slip through the net so many times. This week’s game was enjoyed by Gloucester locals and Electrical friends Clarkson Evans, Sidmouth RFC, Michele Campagnaro, Shaun Malton, Staff and Directors of MJ Stevens.
The Anglo Welsh Cup heads it way back to Devon, safe on the Chief’s Bus. A tournament support by MJ Stevens Staff, Customers, Suppliers and Friends saw the season’s efforts pay dividends with a win over South West rivals Bath at the home of another South West team, Gloucester. A game which saw youngster Jack Innard score a brace of tries and the ever reliable boot of Joe Simmonds saw Exeter ease pass a wondering Bath pack. The game was watched by our Managing Director Louis Greenaway, pictured below, with Captain and Corporate Sales Manager Kai Hortsmann and avid Chiefs supporter Tom Reed.
On Sunday the boys in pink made the final of the Anglo Welsh cup, captained by Dave Dennis. Winning the semi final in a tight frantic game. For the second weekend in a row young Joe Simmonds put in a man of the match performance with a cool head and sharp kicking skills held back visiting Newcastle on Mothering Sunday. This weekend’s game was watched by our Directors and material suppliers. End score was 20-17.
Our drylining division have been successful in winning a new site for Linden Homes – Blackawton, nr Totness. A high-end development of larger houses will be a great addition to our order book and continued work for our labour force.
A game delayed by the snow, showed now signs of disappointed, waiting chief’s fan from Saturday. When the game finally got underway on Sunday, it proved to be one of the best encounters of the season. A re-run of last year’s semi final at Sandy Park saw local favourite Phil Dollman cross the line and with the Chiefs a nudge ahead at half time 14-12, more was to come from the home team. Simmond’s boot was on fine form and saw the game end up 24-12. This week’s game was enjoyed by MJS staff, Persimmon South West, Taylor Wimpey Exeter, Halsall and local plumbers Barkwell’s Plumbing and Heating.
Exeter Chiefs retook the top spot in the Premiership table this weekend with a hard fought and tightly contested win over Northampton. The game looked to be over, but not in the eyes of Thomas Walrdom who in the dieing moments secrued the bonus point win for the home team. Final score was 31-30. This week’s encounter was watched on by MJ Stevens directors and staff, Persimmon Homes Cornwall and Knauf Renders.
Leigh and her team in the customer care department have won the Bovis Homes monthly Customer Care team award.
Alan Knowles Operations Director said ‘A credit for all the hard work you put in. It is always pleasing to receive external recognition for what you do.’
Well done to everyone in our Customer Care team!
Persimmon Homes have awarded two new jobs to MJ Stevens; the continuation of a long-standing site for the busniess at Cranbrook as well as an exciting new development in Crediton.
These two contracts install further the confidence Persimmon have in the business to acheive quality plots in a timely manner. This continues a great start to the year for the business with a growing order book and new site starts.
A first non-european defeat at home for the Chiefs all season left the team looking for answers as a strong and determined Warriors team came down to show the Premiership they are not down and out. A low scoring and frustrating game was wathcing by MJ Stevens Directors and Chichester homes this week. The end score was 5-6. Exeter will be looking to bounce back quickly to make amends for the performance
A storming performance from a team of up coming talent and familiar faces, ensured the team did what they needed to do to progress to the next stage of the Anglo-Welsh cup, one that has seen the Exeter boys lift before and reached semis and finals as well. The end score was 43-20. This week’s game was watched on by Members of the inhouse team, site teams, subcontractors and customers. The day had another winner; Aidan our drylining supervisor, guessing the final score to win a team signed ball.