Colts find Chiefs tough

PUBLISHED: 10:40 08 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:25 15 June 2010

P1294-41-08AW Honiton (black) Vs Exeter Chiefs (grey). Grafiti at the skate board park to add impact please do not crop. Pic by Alex Walton

P1294-41-08AW Honiton (black) Vs Exeter Chiefs (grey). Grafiti at the skate board park to add impact please do not crop. Pic by Alex Walton

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Honiton Colts seem to have started this season's fixtures against all the strong sides and, with the Chiefs supposedly at the top of the pile from last year, this was always going to be a tough encounter.

Honiton Colts seem to have started this season's fixtures against all the strong sides and, with the Chiefs supposedly at the top of the pile from last year, this was always going to be a tough encounter. However, with a solid training session in the week and a positive attitude, Honiton set about the task well and, for the first 26 minutes held the home side and did go close to taking the lead. However, as with last week, the last 10 minutes of the half saw them let in two scores and they turned round 14 points down against the general run of play.The second half followed much the same pattern as the first with things pretty even until the last quarter when, to be fair, the visitors wore the defence down. With Honiton stretched they ran out of players and again the visitors scored two tries and also kicked a penalty. The 31-0 score line did flatter the Chiefs and they had been expected to put a cricket score past the Lacemen. There were some fine individual performances from the home side and it was a really good team effort. Alex Clements was singled out for his sterling work whilst he learns the complicated world of propping in what was a hostile environment.


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