Honiton juniors in flying form

PUBLISHED: 13:02 24 March 2011

Honiton Under 14's took on touring side Pulborough on Saturday. Picture by Terry Ife ref mhsp 0025-12-11TI

Honiton Under 14's took on touring side Pulborough on Saturday. Picture by Terry Ife ref mhsp 0025-12-11TI


●Honiton U7s 9, Exeter Chiefs U7s 8

The U7s recorded two wins against their illustrious neighbours thanks to superior pace and running game. In a close first match Honiton just managed to edge an end-to-end affair 9-8 thanks to a hat-trick apiece from flyers Joe Evans and Tim Goody plus scores from Osian Owen, Harrison Sheen and debutant Sam Foster.

●Honiton U7s 7, Exeter Chiefs U7s 3

Hard work in defence limited the Chiefs to just three tries while Honiton scored at will. Joe Evans grabbed his second hat-trick of the day, the impressive Sam Foster outpaced everyone for two while Osian Owen and Tim Goody glided in for one apiece. Man of the Match was Joe Evans who led the way all day.

●Honiton U9s 2, Cirencester U9s 3

It was a glorious summer day when arriving at Crediton. News that Cirencester RFC had turned up as well meant that Honiton had two games to show their skills. The first game was against Cirencester. Honiton played really well in the first half, plenty of passing, tackling and team support. They started to drift off in the second half but got two tries by Lewis Gleed (one achieved after an excellent run by Jake Williams).

● Honiton U9s 2, Crediton U9s 3

The second game was against the host side Crediton. Again, plenty of good play. Lewis Gleed scored the only tries of the game. Excellent team support was shown in both games. Special mention to go to Joe Hollox and Harley Symonds for their first game of the season and Player of the Match went to Jake Williams.

●Crediton U10s 35, Honiton U10's 20

The boys found themselves 20-0 down at half time to a large physical Crediton side. However, a wakeup call at the interval stirred the boys into action producing a much better end to the game. Tries came for Luke Bralsford, Ben Levy, Oliver Upperdine and Jake Mathews. Mention to Jacob Wright for another solid game and Man of the Match Ryan Woollacott who worked well at scrum half.

●Honiton U11s 40, Crediton U11s 12

After being a try down, Honiton were soon rewarded with tries from Shaun Monkhouse and Sam Phillips. From then there was no stopping the Honiton boys and Sam Phillips scored two further tries and two from Harry Todd sealed the victory. Crediton scored a second try close to the end. Conversions were kicked by Jack Katene 2, Ben Phillips 1, Sam Phillips 1 and Tom Young 1.

A great team performance from the Honiton U11s.

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