Rugby

Chard maintained their unbeaten home record in this season’s Western Counties (W) campaign, beating Paignton 31-10, writes Glyn Hughes.

Honiton Rhinos Under-11s were in top form as they ran in nine tries on their visit to Withycombe.

Honiton Hawks Under-10s played at home for the first time this season when they entertained Withycombe.

Honiton suffered a second defeat of the Tribute Cornwall and Devon League season when they were edged out 20-19 at Redruth-based Lanner, writes Jerry Rice.

Honiton colts, like the club’s 1st XV, lost their unbeaten start to the new season when they took top the pitch on the first Saturday of October.

Honiton Under 13s enjoyed a fine win over local rivals Sidmouth.

Honiton Hawks Under-10s made the short trip to Sidmouth on Sunday morning for their first outing of the season after a month of training.

Honiton 2nds made the long trip up to Bideford and, with call-ups to the 1st XV for the trip to Bude, the Lacemen were forced into Friday night call-ups to field a team.

Saturday’s trip down to Bude is one to forget as the Lacemen came unstuck against a side who, frankly, out muscled them to take their unbeaten run away, writes Jerry Rice.

Honiton 2nd XV went down 34-29 on their visit to meet Exeter Engineers, a University XV.

Honiton exacted sweet revenge for a disappointing defeat they suffered to Withycombe at the end of last season by thrashing them 92-0 on their own Raleigh Park turf, writes Jerry Rice.

When you see a score line of 93- 5 you would naturally assume that the beaten team where on the receiving end of a thrashing by a far better squad of players and in this case you would be right, writes Gavin Smillie.

Chard bagged their first five point haul of the season with a good all-round performance that saw them defeat visiting Falmouth 32-24, writes Glyn Hughes.

Honiton colts travelled to Exmouth where they drew 10-10 with what was a strong home side, writes Karin Smit.

Honiton 2nds emerged as 27-10 winners when they took on Exmouth III.

Honiton put struggling Hayle to the sword, beating the visiting Cornish side 62-0, writes Jerry Rice.

Bideford ladies were 63-12 winners when they travelled to Somerset to face Chard in a league game, writes David Webb.

Chard III XV where invited to take a team to HMP Portland to play against the Portland Phoenix team, a team of young offenders who have been given the opportunity to play rugby as part of their rehabilitation, writes Gavin Smillie.

Holyrood’s latest crop of talented year seven rugby players got their season off to a flying start with a huge win against a good Gryphon School, Sherborne.

Honiton 2nds proved far too strong for Torrington with the Lacemen chalking up an emphatic 90-21 success, writes Ben Welch.

Honiton made it two wins from two Tribute Cornwall and Devon outings with a 34-12 home win over a Torquay Athletic side that had run out 99-0 winners against Hayle just seven days before.

Honiton made a winning start to a new Tribute Cornwall and Devon League season with a 59-3 win at newly promoted Topsham, writes Jerry Rice.

Chard went down 51-28 on their visit to Wellington for the opening game of a new Western Counties West League season, writes Glyn Hughes.

Honiton Travelled to Exeter to play the last of their warm up games before the start of the season, writes Jerry Rice.

Pre-season didn’t go to plan this year again for Chard with opposition calling of, but they did get action when hosts Sherborne were able to field a XV for a floodlit fixture.

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