Rugby

Honiton Diamonds Under-9s were involved in two terrific contest with a 15-strong squad from Exeter.

Honiton may well have slipped to the bottom of the Western Counties table after their 41-10 defeat at table-topping Wellington, but, there was plenty in their overall performance to suggest that their hopes of staying at this level can come to fruition.

Chard 2nd XV chalked up a third successive victory with an 8-0 win over Castle Cary.

Honiton Under-8s thoroughly enjoyed their morning of rugby that saw them taking on Exeter Athletic.

Honiton Seconds entertained Exeter Engineers on Saturday at fortress Allhallows in what was the Otters first game of 2020 following last weeks last minute cancellation.

Honiton suffered an agonising single point defeat when they entertained a Wadebridge Camels side that departed Allhallows with a 26-25 win.

Chard 2nd XV were emphatic 69-10 winners when they entertained Burnham-on-Sea

Chard scored deep into added time at the end of a compelling contest in Mid Devon where they defeated hosts Cullompton 24-17, writes Glyn Hughes.

A round-up of the local rugby on the second Saturday of 2020

Saturday saw the resumption of league action for the Ton as they travelled to Tiverton for a key fixture in the relegation zone. There was a light drizzle and the pitch looked ok but when the players started running around it was clear that mud would be a factor in the game.

Chard 2nd XV made a winning start to 2020 with a 26-0 win over Wyvern.

Chard were 41-17 winners when they made the short trip to Wiveliscombe to play their first Western Counties West of 2020, writes Glyn Hughes.

Chard served up a very special festive cracker for another superb turnout of home support as they defeated Bideford 32-26, writes Glyn Hughes.

The stigma behind mental health is finally being challenged, especially male mental health which has often been overlooked. As a club, Withycombe wants to create a space for their male players to feel supported and free in expressing their emotions….

Chard were beaten 50-12 on their visit to Wadebridge for their latest Western Counties West league game, writes Glyn Hughes.

Honiton Diamonds Under-9s were in sparkling form on their visit to Mid Devon to meet Tiverton.

Honiton suffered a 34-14 defeat when they entertained Penryn in their latest league fixture, writes Justin Nuttall.

Chard were 25-18 winners when they entertained Tiverton in a Western Counties West meeting, writes Glyn Hughes.

With a run of defeats in November, Chard's Wing Commanders needed to get a result to secure their place at the right end of the table and, at kick-off, with only 14 Chard men on the pitch it seemed like a hard slog was in order once again., writes Gavin Smillie.

Honiton Hawks Under-11s entertained Taunton for their latest Sunday morning action.

Chard were beaten 58-14 when they travelled to meet Teignmouth, writes Zoe Artemise Winlow.

Honiton Diamonds Under-9s thoroughly enjoyed their latest action which saw them take on Taunton.

Honiton Under-8s enjoyed a terrific morning of action when they entertained Taunton who were ideal opposition and certainly made sure that the home side were given a serious work out.

Honiton bagged a richly deserved Tribute Western Counties West victory when they edged out Wiveliscombe 28-27 after a close encounter before another good Allhallows turnout.

The new under 7s team at Honiton go from strength to strength, pulling together to show great team work and passing when scoring tries, writes Meg Vallender.

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