Honiton Under-9s so impressive in win over Exeter Saracens

PUBLISHED: 09:46 14 December 2018 | UPDATED: 09:46 14 December 2018

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Honiton Hunters Under-9s came through a tough test against a strong Exeter Saracens side at Allhallows on Sunday morning.

With only seven players, the team, consisting of Tom Lane, Josh Bagwell, Tao Wallis, Dexter van Broom, Beau Lancaster, Jack Prettejohn, and Owen Welch, had to play every minute of the game as Saracens rotated through their large squad.

Hunters started brightly and went into half-time leading 3-1 thanks to a hat-trick of tries by Tao Wallis, two of which saw him run clear from the halfway line.

In the second half, Saracens continued to move the ball well and Honiton had to work hard to keep them at bay turning the ball over following some great defensive sets and tackling from Jack Prettejohn, Tom Lane and Josh Bagwell in particular.

A further five tries from Tao Wallis along with scores from Dexter van Broom and Owen Welch saw the Hunters extend their lead to finish as 11-5 winners with the final try run in superbly by Beau Lancaster having just come back on to the field following a knock!

In terms of individual performances, Tao Wallis, scorer of eight tries, stands out.

However, the most pleasing thing was the performance of the whole team, who, to a player served up non-stop constantl solid tackling and defence pressing to limit the Exeter Saracens’ opportunities.

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