Honiton Colts power to big win over River Exe Barbarians

PUBLISHED: 15:44 23 September 2014 | UPDATED: 15:44 23 September 2014

Honiton Colts powered to an emphatic 62-0 win over the River Exe Barbarians in the opening league game of a new season, writes Paz Parratt.

It was a dominant and positive display from first whistle to last by the young Lacemen.

The die was cast when Jonny House collected, kicked, chased and dotted down in the first minute!

He crossed again soon after and touched down under the posts to bag an early brace and again he converted his own try to make it 12-0.

Will Tyers and Charlie Wright then ran in tries in quick succession, each breaking from their own half with Ben Kidson converting one of the tries.

The second quarter was again played with the Lacemen’s backs bossing the game working from set moves where further tries were run in from Will Tyres and Harry Wright. Kidsons boot found the sticks to take the game way out of reach. Not wanting to be out-done Kyle Blackmoore closed the half with a rapid brace of strong running tries. Ben Kidson took the extras to end the half 48-0 to the Lacemen.

In the second half acting hooker Ben Logan danced his way through to claim his first try of the season. Kidson converted and the final word fell to Tyers as he crossed for a hat-trick try to complete the scoring.

Although the scoring was predominantly from the backs it was also the forwards doing their job well that created good platforms to work from.

With some good individual and team performances Honiton looked a strong, disciplined and ruthless outfit.

Kyle Blackmoore was named the Honiton Man of the Match.

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