Honiton Under-16s win well at Tiverton, but its a disappointing second half performance.
PUBLISHED: 16:48 05 March 2013 | UPDATED: 16:48 05 March 2013
Tiverton 10, Honiton 17
Honiton Under-16s travelled up to Tiverton looking to complete a season’s double, writes Paz Parrott.
The young Lacemen made a confident start, took control and crossed the home line twice in the opening exchanges. However, good defence saw the hosts escape o both occasions!
The pressure eventually told when Cody Northcott found the hosts blindside flanker off guard and he dotted down with ease. Johny House was next to spot a way through and, with a bit of bobbing and weaving, he crossed and Harry Wrigth tucked away the conversion.
The mid Devon side rallied, posed a threat which was nullified by good Honiton defence and next to score were the Lacemen with Dean Patch running a good angle to score under the posts. The home side had the final say of the half with a late converted try, but Honiton went into the break 17-7 up.
In the second half it seemed as if Honiton considered the job done! As a result the contest took a bit of a nosedive for the Lacemen and they were unable to score in the second period at all, even conceding the only points of the half to penalty and final quarter of the match was anything but comfortable!
Despite a healthy win, Honiton’s second half showing was a little disappointing given the early play. However, a win is a win. The Man of the match award went to Matt Broom for his graft throughout the game.
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