Honiton U11s’ tough draw with Exmouth
PUBLISHED: 20:47 22 February 2012
U15s - On a bright fresh morning, Honiton under 15s entertained a strong Tiverton team and, with both sides playing attacking rugby, they produced an exciting end to end game.
Wes Keywood got Honiton off to a good start with a long-range try and Harry Wright kicked the extras. Keywood doubled his tally with a second score and Wright again kicked the conversion.
Honiton appeared to be coasting but, back came the visitors, with a well-worked try. Tries from Josh Dean and Harry Wright gave Honiton a comfortable lead but two quick tries at the end of the half saw the visitors go into the break 26-24 up.
The second half was again evenly matched but tries from Robin Bennett and Richie Webber put them out in front by 36-26 and Honiton’s defence held firm for Honiton to secure a hard-earned victory.
Harry Wright was the Lacemen’s Man of the Match in what was a very entertaining game.
U11s - Honiton RFC U11s28, Exmouth U11s 28
Sunday morning saw Honiton entertain Exmouth in what turned out to be an evenly-matched game. A good start saw Sam Olive crash over for the first try. Exmouth responded with some strong counter rucking seeing them score three converted tries to leave them 21-7 up at half time.
However, the half time team talk spurred the Musketeers on and, with Wright dominating the line outs, and the pack going forward in the scrums, tries came for Wright, Phillips and Bralsford putting them in the lead. With seconds to go, a maul near the Honiton line saw Exmouth get the touchdown. Honiton conversions came from Ferry 1 and Wright 3. Man of the Match went to Luke Bralsford for his marauding runs and strong tackling.
U9s - Honiton RFC U9s 0, Sidmouth U9s 9
Honiton U9s played Sidmouth at home on Sunday, the score line did little to reflect how well the Honiton team played.
They did all the basics skills so well but couldn’t cross the line. Nonetheless they kept their spirits high and kept going throughout the game and all deserve a pat on the back.
Man of the Match went to Luca Gard for his tireless efforts.
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