Honiton Titans Under-11s win in style at Exeter Saracens
PUBLISHED: 07:34 09 December 2015 | UPDATED: 16:24 17 December 2015
Honiton Titans Under-11s were unbeaten in two matches with hosts Exeter Saracens.
The youngsters flew out of the traps in the opening game after an impressive warm-up and, led by captain Alex Barback and vice Oliver Gorman, the high-tempo play quickly resulted in a long James Goodman pass to Archie Hawkins who crossed to open the scoring.
Good hands and a spirited set of movements allowed Goodman and Jack Bevan to touch down before any reply came from the Saracens.
The Titans tired and began to look a little jaded and the Saracens struck back with two tries before the break leaving Titans holding a 15-10 half-time lead.
With a handful of changes the Titan looked reenergised in the second half and Harry Smith and Goodman to cross the Saracens whitewash before any reply from the hosts.
John Glover the scored a quick-fire brace of t4ries and, despite a couple more scores from the hosts, Titans emerged 40-30 winners.
With such good numbers in the age group, the young Lacemen played a second game to ensure game time for all. The second encounter saw more classy handling and defensive play meant from both sides. The opening score came for Titans from forward Zac Lancaster who latched himself onto a Glover back pass and drove into the corner on the stroke of half-time!
Masses of changes and an opportunity to try player in different positions made for an interesting second half!
While slightly disjointed and finding their feet, the Saracens managed a trio of break away tries. James Goodman and Isaac Lidster both scored tries – and the home side scored three of their own to leave things all square at 15-all at the end.
The Titans Man of the Match award went to Jon Golver for his energetic performance.
Titans coach Simon Lancaster said: “The boys (and Grace!) deserved this win. It’s always good to play Scaracens as we’ve been on a par with them for years and so it’s wonderful to get the win and watch us as a team progress forward. It really was a sublime team effort, and I am proud of them all.”
If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Midweek Herald. Click the link in the orange box above for details.