Honiton Under-11s win in style at Exmouth
PUBLISHED: 16:10 10 February 2015 | UPDATED: 16:10 10 February 2015
Honiton Under-11s were worthy 55-30 winners when they travelled to Exmouth.
From the kick-off the Honiton forwards tore into the opposition with defensive mainstays Isaac Stanbury and Osian Owen particularly vexatious in the tight. With the home side unable to exit their 22, both Stanbury and Owen were rewarded with an early try a piece after they each stole the ball in contact and powered over.
With a lead established the Lacelads backs began to play with real confidence and it was scrum half Joe Evans who pounced next with a typically rapid burst to outpace the Exmouth defence. Not to be outdone, fly half Tim Goody was next to score as he cut an exquisite line to score his first of the afternoon before Billy Tarr turned the Exmouth tacklers inside out to cross and continue his try scoring form of late. Exmouth struck next despite some valiant tackling from Arthur Hattan and Felix Williams. Despite the home side managing to string some more phases together the Honiton lead never looked under threat and with ball in hand again it was skipper Luke Matthews who put Joshua Giles into space to score. With a comfortable lead, half-backs Joe Evans and Tim Goody combined again to each grab a second half brace of tries and end the game with a hat trick of tries each. Exmouth crossed for a couple of late tries before Osian Owen collected his second try of the match after a hefty charge through the middle to cap a fine Lacelad victory.
Once again it was a real team performance from Honiton, but it was Artrhur Hattan who scooped the Man of the Match award due to his all round performance and athletic running.
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