Honiton Titans Under-10s bag mixed fortunes on visit to OPMs

PUBLISHED: 12:24 15 January 2015 | UPDATED: 12:24 15 January 2015

Honiton Titans Under-10s endured mixed fortunes on their trip to Plymouth for matches with OPM.

Titans, playing their first game since the festive break, made a slow start and struggled early on against what was a well-drilled and organised home outfit. However, in the second half Titans appeared to switch on and an entertaining encounter between two well-matched sides took place. The under-par first half show left Titans with too much to make up and they ended 35-20 losers.

The Titans second game proved to be very different! From the first whistle every one of the players on parade seemed to be firing on all cylinders! Man of the Match James Goodman put in some spectacular runs – he notched no fewer than five tries over the two games – and, together with some splendid last-minute match-saving tackles, he linked up well with Jonny Glover who also carved some serious holes in the OPM defensive line! The net result of all this was a splendid Titans 25-15 success.

Oliver Gambie, making a most welcome return to action after injury, was the captain-for-the-day.

Coach Simon Lancaster said: “While we took our time to wake up, when we did, we certainly showed the skills we have! It was music to our ears to hear the praise coming from opposition coaches at the end. Such praise was fully justified given the level of performance from the Titans on the day.”

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