Honiton Titans battle well against powerful Topsham side

PUBLISHED: 15:29 18 November 2015 | UPDATED: 15:29 18 November 2015

Honiton 2nds at home to Paignton. Ref mhsp 6911-47-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Honiton 2nds at home to Paignton. Ref mhsp 6911-47-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife


Honiton Titans Under-11s met Topsham for their latest action.

With the Tops having twice as many players as the young Lacemen it was clear that it would be a hard morning’s work!

Three 15-minute games were played and all were fought out with a high degree of passion and intensity!

The first half of the first game got a little feisty at times with the match official having to be on top of things as the Tops showed an aggressive streak that went over and above the norm! Once things had calmed down – Honiton were prepared to end the contest at one stage unless it was all sorted – the high intensity, and fair, play resumed with both sets of players displaying good skill sets.

The greater numbers told at the end of the action with Topsham winning the three games 10-5, 15-5 and again 15-5.

Amongst a number of titanic Honiton efforts was the performance of captain Jon Glover who led, not only by example, but also from the front and he linked superbly throughout with vice-captain James Goodman.

Two of the three Honiton tries were scored by Matthew Jeacock and the other by Goodman.

Jeacock played the number-ten role in style, but the Man of the match award went to Harry Smith for his grit and determination, flexing the hardest muscle of all to strengthen – his heart!

Titans coach Simon Lancaster said: “From the players who have had a few seasons under their belt to those who have just a single games experience, the performance of the Titans, was magical. Each and every player can walk away feeling proud as they have done themselves the ultimate justice and given everything! It’s a proud moment for us coaches when opposition coaches ask for additional fixtures against us due to the quality of our game.”

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