Terrific Tyers as Honiton go down to Crediton
PUBLISHED: 14:39 22 September 2015 | UPDATED: 14:39 22 September 2015
Honiton 2nd XV went down 64-32 when they hosted Crediton third XV, writes Phil Oaten.
With the Mid Devon club’s 2nd XV without a game it meant their third XV was significantly boosted in strength.
As expected Crediton started very strongly in both the loose and the set play, but for the early encounters Honiton defence held strong.
However, with Crediton being so dominant at scrum time it was only a matter of time before they broke through, and they did so in the 10th minute.
Despite the large squad the visitors had on duty it seems they forgot to bring a kicker as they missed several pots at goal!
The half was really one-way traffic as the visitors notched up several tries and, at the break, the Lacemen looked dead and buried, 30-0 down!
After a good half-time talk Honiton came out with good attitude and playing down the hill took the game to Crediton with some good phases of possession and from one such break the ball went wide to Will Tyers who finished well by doting down out wide.
Ross Oaten found his kicking boots adding the extras. Tails were up and coming straight back at Crediton they quickly scored again with Ben Kidson going over for the first of two tries Oaten converted both but Crediton rallied and came back strong scoring quickly but back bounced the Lacemen and again it was Tyers going over with another Oaten goal to add.
Crediton came back and scored twice before Honiton, fittingly given their second half improved show, had the final say courtesy of another converted try by Dan Garman.
Honiton may have lost, but they did ‘win’ the second half. Both teams contributed plenty to an entertaining game and there were lots of positives to take from the match for the Lacemen who had several new faces on duty and showed a good team spirit. Will Tyers was selected as the Honiton Man of the Match.
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