Olive try is just a consolation as Honiton Colts have winning start ended at Withycombe

PUBLISHED: 11:36 13 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:36 13 October 2018

Action from the Withycomve colts win over Honiton, who were being beaten for the first time this season. Picture CONTRIBUTED

Action from the Withycomve colts win over Honiton, who were being beaten for the first time this season. Picture CONTRIBUTED


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.

The young Lacemen made the short trip to Raleigh Park to meet Withycombe to contest a match on what was a very blustery day.

Honiton began well and looked the more likely to open the scoring in the opening quarter of the match. However, it was Withy who struck first with a break away try.

Dom Lovsley slotted a penalty to get Honiton onto the score board, but, with their line-out just not functioning, good positions were often given away and the home side crossed the visiting whitewash once more to lead 10-3 at the break.

There was more of the same in the second half, though Honiton did get on the score sheet for a second time when Sam Olive crossed for the one visiting try of the day and Lovsley duly slotted the conversion.

Bit that was as good as it got for the Lacemen and, with heads visibly dropping, a late fluty of home tries consigned Honiton to a disappointing 28-10 defeat. It’s not all doom and despair though and, with a little tweaking at training, they will surely bounce back.

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