Honiton Under-8 Tigers look good at Sidmouth

PUBLISHED: 17:18 23 February 2015 | UPDATED: 17:18 23 February 2015

Honiton 2nds at home to Kingsbridge. Ref mhsp 2995-08-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Honiton 2nds at home to Kingsbridge. Ref mhsp 2995-08-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife


Honiton Under-8 Tigers took a squad of 20 players to Sidmouth to contest a tournament.

Fielding an A and B team, the Tigers came up against teams from Sidmouth, Exmouth, Topsham and Exeter Saracens.

The B team remained unbeaten in their pool games and made it to the final where they came up against Topsham.

The opposition went into the final unbeaten for two full years! However, Tigers roared into an early lead only to be pegged back and ultimately lose by the smallest of margins at 3-2. Tom Phillips scoring both tries for Honiton.

Involved on the day for Tigers B team were: Finley Backhouse, Jake Carter, Finley Offer-Hoar, Josias Drew, Harvey Hannay, Harry Kent, Charlie Pickering and Bryn Johnson.

The A team started slowly and were narrowly beaten by one try in their opening two games, against Topsham and Sidmouth. They rallied in their final two games against Exmouth and Exeter Saracens, winning both.

Playing in this squad were Robert Hennessy, Alexander Goody, Jake Giles, Harry Madge, Sam Gray, Dylan Burrough, Henry Devin, Ewan Powers-Maguire and Tyler Patch.

Coach Jon Hannay said: “All the lads played well and enjoyed the tournament and we were very proud of the team which made the final. I was also very pleased with CJ Nequest and Danny Page who kindly volunteered to play for Exeter Saracens who suffered from a couple of late withdrawals.”

Honiton Under-7 Rhinos were also in weekend action when they played in the Sidmouth Festival where one of the teams reached the final where they went down by a single try to Topsham. All those on duty were a credit to the club and themselves.

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