Wright try seals six point win at Exmouth for Honiton Under-16s in final game.

PUBLISHED: 15:59 30 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:59 30 April 2013

Sidmouth's George Harris at the East Devon trials

Sidmouth's George Harris at the East Devon trials


Exmouth 31, Honiton 37

Honiton Under-16s travelled to Exmouth for their last official game of the season, writes Paz Parrott.

On a cold, dry and blustery day Honiton signed of in style with a narrow, but entertaining win.

Contests between the two sides have always been close and this was no exception as both teams threw the ball around in a high scoring encounter.

The Lacemen crossed the white wash first when Johny House managed to chase a well-placed ball. Ben Kidson scored next when he took a good line following a good off load from his skipper and Honiton were 10-0 up.

Exmouth bounced back and they then scored twice, but converted both to take a narrow lead. Honiton powered back and a Harry Wright try took them into the break 17-14 up.

Honiton continued to apply pressure fro the re-start and a charge down bounced kindly for Connor Long who crossed for another score.

The Lacemen then took charge and some collective fine play saw Richy Webber score twice.

Back came the Cockles to score twice to set up a grandstand finish.

Harry Wright broke out wide and cantered home from distance to edge Honiton further ahead, but Exmouth had the final word with Honiton emerging victorious.

This was a great game all round and hopefully this all bodes well for the boys who move up to Colts rugby next season.

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