Honiton RFC U15s weathered the storm

PUBLISHED: 09:00 01 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:29 15 June 2010

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Sidmouth  U13's Vs Honiton (stripes) U13's.
pic by Alex Walton

P5831-05-08AW Sidmouth U13's Vs Honiton (stripes) U13's. pic by Alex Walton

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With the seconds without a game the Colts took on the mantle of the Town's second string and they entertained Crediton who are one of the top sides in their league.

With the seconds without a game the Colts took on the mantle of the Town's second string and they entertained Crediton who are one of the top sides in their league. They went down by a creditable 32-0. Most of Honiton's game revolved around defence as the mid Devon side won most of the set piece plays and, with good hands, they ran in five unanswered tries. In rugby terms this was by no means a thrashing and it was a creditable performance against a strong well drilled side. l The under-16s were rather miffed by their Sidmouth counterparts as they failed to show and forgot to let the home side know as well! Scared I think. l If you'd come down to watch the under-15s you would be forgiven for thinking the Honiton boys were playing a team from an older age group because the Sidmouth lads were a good six inches taller to a man. Chuck in the fact they are one of the top sides at this age group and you'd have predicted a thrashing.... but not a bit of it! Honiton stood fast to a man and in the first half managed to keep the score down to just a single try, despite their line being battered. Early in the second half they leaked a second try from a neat move by the Sidmouth number 10 but, having weathered all that Sidmouth had, the Honiton boys produced a great comeback and, in the end, could have actually even sneaked a win. Honiton player Brent Dicks scored a great individual try. Starting from deep in his own half he ran, kicked and beat the defence to the touch down. With tails up Honiton played a lot of the rest of the game in the Sidmouth half and it was left to Ben Small to get the second decisive try which levelled the score at 12-12. This was a brilliant team performance against all the odds.l The under-14s went over to Sidmouth and unfortunately came unstuck against a side that revolves around a very talented player who was responsible for a lot of the scores and damage to Honiton defences. They went down 50-0.l The under-13s fared little better and, in rather a disappointing performance, they also went down, by 40-0l There was no game for the U12s, however, the rest of the junior sides travelled over to Exmouth. l The U11s played two short games and went down 38-19 in the first and, in a reversal of fortunes, won the second game 37-17. Over the two games Shaun Summers was given the Man of the Match award. Tries were scored by Harry Wright, Shaun Summers, Codie Northcott, Ben Logan and Charlie Wright.l The under-10s did their usual demolition job and won by 50-20, also against Exmouth. There were tries for Hannah Jenkins, Hamish O'Brien and Lewis Groves. Charlie Wright got a brace and the seemingly unstoppable Angus Meadows weighed in with his usual hatful of five.l The under-9s felt a bit disgruntled with their score of 30-10 as they had the lion's share of the game and three tries were scored against the run of play. Luke Chambers got both Honiton's scores but it was a good team performance on the whole and Ellie Goodier was named as the Player of the Match.

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