Honiton Titans do well in Sidmouth festival meeting

Honiton Under-10 Titans took a large squad of players to face a rock solid Sidmouth side on their own turf in very unpleasant weather conditions.

Captain Isaac Lindster led by example, putting in a sterling individual shift in both defence and attack. James Goodman ran in three tries in the first game, with Archie Hawkins powering through to dot down for another for Honiton. The disruption of multiple substitutions didn’t help and Honiton were unlucky to finish the match losing 25-20.

The second game saw Honiton ring the changes. Despite many players still learning their trade, the team again played exceptionally well and the difference between the teams at the end were a couple of fortunate breakaway tries by the hosts who won the match 15-5.

Tom Elliott was a constant threat in both games and scored the Titans try. The Player of the Day award went to Harry Smith who showed some terrific defensive skills.

It was also most encouraging to see Oliver Gorman turn up in a supporting role, after being taking away in an ambulance the previous weekend!

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Coach Simon Lancaster said: “While the weather was against us, moral with the players was fantastic. Cold, wet, yet smiling - what more can we ask?”

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