Honiton Tigers Under-8s end season in style

PUBLISHED: 15:18 20 April 2015 | UPDATED: 15:18 20 April 2015

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Honiton Tigers under-8s ended the regular season on a high when they won three of the four matches they played against visiting South Molton.

Arriving at Northcote Lane with just nine players, South Molton were loaned the services of Jake Giles, Tyler Patch and Harvey Hannay which allowed the teams to contest six-a-side matches.

Honiton’s team of CJ Nequest, Tom Phillips, Harry Madge, Finley Offer-Hoar, Finley Backhouse, Sam Gray and Jake Carter, claimed a 12-11 win in their opening game. Backhouse scored no fewer than six tries and there was also a hat-trick from Offer-Hoar and single tries from Carter, Nequest and Phillips.

Backhouse was again among the tries in the second game, notching four times in a 11-10 success. Nequest (2), Phillips (2), Offer-Hoar, Madge and Carter completed the scoring.

Giles helped himself to a brace of tries to help South Molton record a 11-8 win in their game against the group consisting of Josias Drew, Charlie Pickering, Dylan Burrough, Alfie Terry, Ewan Powers-Maguire and Henry Devin. Despite their best efforts, tries from Powers-Maguire (3), Drew (2), Burrough (2) and Terry were in vain.

The Tigers roared back in the second game to secure a 9-7 success. Devin and Drew both scored a hat-trick of tries whilst Powers-Maguire (2) and Burrough also crossed the opposition whitewash.

Patch (3) and Hannay dotted down for the visitors.

Tigers coach Jon Hannay said: “It was nice to finish the season off well. During the morning we passed through the 500 try mark for the season. Some of the parents were commenting on how well the boys played, even going as far as saying it’s the best they’ve played this term. We now switch our focus to our final fixture as under-8s in a couple of weeks and then can turn our attention to contact rugby which I know most, if not all, the players, are really looking forward to.”

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