Honiton juniors put Tops in a spin

PUBLISHED: 09:22 17 March 2010 | UPDATED: 01:02 16 June 2010

Honiton s U13s were in cup action this week and after last weekend shock defeat in a friendly they bounced back with a resounding victory by crushing Topsham by 52 points to 12.

Honiton's U13s were in cup action this week and after last weekend shock defeat in a friendly they bounced back with a resounding victory by crushing Topsham by 52 points to 12. To be fair they were at full strength this week and as such really put the opposition to the sword.

There was tries all round with Wez Keywood and Richard Webber getting a brace each and Usamah Elmaghdy, Ben Kidson and George Hatherway also got on the score sheet. Harry Wright kicked four conversions to round off a good team performance as they now go into the semi final in confident mood.

l The U12s were also at home at Allhallows and they played a strong Taunton side. This was a very entertaining game with both sides playing their part. On the score sheet for Honiton were Angus Meadows, Dion Warner, Kye Brooks, Liam Crawford and Stevie Turner and Lewis Groves weighed in with four conversions to amass Honiton's 33 points. Honiton didn't have it all their own way as Taunton scored 19 points as well.

Coach Steve Richards was quick to praise his side's efforts but picked out Ben Willis as Man of the Match in what was a good all round team performance. He also gave a mention to the parents who helped out in the kitchen.

l Honiton's U10s were in also in action against Taunton and they played two games, both of which were close run things. In the first encounter Honiton came out on top with a 15-10 victory. Honiton's scores came from Sam Phillips, Oliver Goodman and Jack Katene.

With both sides making several chances it was Taunton's turn to come out on top in the second game and they won 25-15. The Tackler of the Day award went to Joe Whitworth but Oliver Goodman was given the Man of the Match award for his allround effort and commitment.

l Playing away at Taunton the under U9s were also involved in an entertaining game and things were neck and neck until the final quarter when Taunton pulled away with two late scores.

The final score was 20-35 in Tauntons favour. Honiton did play well but this was their stiffest opposition of the season so far. On the score sheet for the Lacemen were Ryan Woollacott and Jack Mathews and Jacob Chugg Wright also got a brace. Man of the Match went to young Oliver Upperdime who was impressive with his tackling.


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