Honiton Titans Under-10s show class in triangular meeting
PUBLISHED: 10:47 20 January 2015 | UPDATED: 10:47 20 January 2015
Honiton Titans Under-10s were engaged in a compelling triangular meeting with teams from Withycombe and Sidmouth.
Due to late arrangements for the fixture, the Titans had little time to prep for these games but showed the focus, patience and control needed to walk away looking like the best team of the trio on show!
After an unbeaten December, Titans continued their impressive form with a pair of outstanding displays!
First up they met Withycombe and spent the entire first half camped in the opposition half to such a degree that when the half-time whistle blew they were 20-0 to the good!
There was more of the same after the break, but Withy did hit back and score three tires of their own. However, Titans were always dominant and they won the try count comfortably to secure a 40-15 victory.
Next came Sidmouth, a team that has built a solid reputation around Devon and who were comfortably the better when the teams last met in October.
Titans were quickly into their stride and soon had the opposition on the back foot and what transpired, for a game with limited scoring, was end-to-end action – and excitement!
Titans had a try disallowed and Sidmouth hit back to take the lead. They worked had to bag another try, but found the Titans defence equal to their best intent and the Honiton resilience and constant defensive pressure was rewarded as Sidmouth were denied any spoils before the ball was ripped from possession and returned at pace to the other end of the pitch where only some determined back-tracking defence by Sidmouth denied them a leveller before the break.
In the second half the tempo intensified with both teams displaying their strength and knowledge of the game. It was at this stage Honiton took control of the game and were again unfortunate not the cross the Sidmouth line on several locations, until a commanding run ended with a maul that drove the Titans over the line for a deserved equalising score, and, whilst not quite able to bag a win double, Titans can be very proud of their morning’s work.
Captain for the day and playmaking inspiration was Jonny Glover, with Alfie Madge putting in the performance of his Titans career to date and he was awarded the honour of Player of the Day.
Titans coach Simon Lancaster said: “The performance and consistency of this team is nothing shy of extraordinary. All the players are now holding their own and performing to their maximum. For me The game V Sidmouth was special, it was a clear message that Honiton U10’s are a force to be reckoned with and proved to my squad that there is no one we are not equipped to beat!”
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