Harry Wright the inspirational skipper as Honiton Under-16s put Sidmouth to the sword

PUBLISHED: 15:35 11 December 2012

Honiton Under-15 action

Honiton Under-15 action


Honiton 34, Sidmouth 6

Honiton Under-16 were in excellent form to comprehensively defeat the visitors, writes Paz Parrott.

Hosting Sidmouth for the first time in several seasons Honiton once again made a slow start to a contest.

The visitors played down the field had the best of the early encounters and knocked over a pair of early penalties to lead 6-0.

This deficit seemed to kick start the Lacemen and they started to take control. Scrums against the head were not uncommon and the Honiton pack dominated the game.

Following some good forward play the Sidmouth defence was breached and Harry Wright dotted down for Honiton’s first score of the day.

Good counter rucking from the home side exposed Sidmouth’s weakness in the ruck department and good ball allowed both Jonny House and Richie Webber to score tries.

Honiton turned round a comfortable 17-6 to the good.

With the slope against Honiton they had to work hard, but with possession very much in their favour they continued to dominate.

Wright got his second try of the day and Honiton added to it with a text-book try, the forwards gathered from a line out, drove and released the ball which was spun wide for Ben Kidson to crossed. Richie Webber added another before the final whistle.

This was another good all-round team performance and the Man of the Match award went to Skipper Harry Wright who controlled the game well.

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