Honiton Tigers Under-8s serve up ‘best to date’ in Exmouth win

PUBLISHED: 16:10 10 February 2015 | UPDATED: 16:10 10 February 2015

Honiton Under-8s Josias Drew in action against Wellington

Honiton Under-8s Josias Drew in action against Wellington


Honiton Tigers Under-8s claimed their best result of the season so far as they entertained neighbours Exmouth at Northcote Lane on Sunday.

In muddy, cold conditions, Honiton fielded two teams and played a total of six matches against the well-supported Cockles, winning three, drawing two and losing one.

Ewan Powers-Maguire claimed five tries in his sides opening game, but it wasn’t enough as they slipped to a 9-8 defeat. Tom Phillips (2) and Jake Giles also crossed.

Powers-Maguire and Giles also dotted down in the second game but this was the Finley Backhouse show as he scored a double hat-trick in a 8-8 draw.

The tries were shared amongst the whole team in the final game, a 10-9 success, as Powers-Maguire (3), Giles (3), Backhouse, Phillips, Dylan White and Charlie Pickering scored.

Robert Hennessy, Josias Drew, Jake Carter, Alexander Goody, Alfie Terry, Henry Devin and Dylan Burrough made up the other Tigers team as they opened up with a comprehensive 11-5 win in their opening game with each player being on the scoresheet.

Honours were even in the second game as Drew (5), Burrough (3) and Devin (2) earned a 10-10 draw but they returned to winning ways with a 8-6 victory in their final game as Hennessy (3), Drew (2), Terry, Burrough and Devin scored.

A massive thanks to Ray Hennessy and Paul Drew for leading the boys in the absence of regular coaches Jon Hannay and Adam Kent.

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