Ford drives Exmouth Under-11s to Cornish success

16:10 07 November 2012

Exmouth Undre-16 versus Honiton

Exmouth Undre-16 versus Honiton

Archant

Exmouth Under-11s made the long journey to Cornwall to challenge a Launceston side which they knew to be a big and physical team which could set up an intense battle in difficult conditions following heavy rain.

The Cockles were superb throughout and richly deserving of a 43-25 success.

Having not played for two weeks, due to games being cancelled, the young Cockles were quick out of the blocks and placed Launceston under pressure from the off, closing down the opposition whenever they attempted to move play forward.

Eventually they were rewarded with a try in the corner from Luke Davis which was duly converted by Arron Lee.

The home side began to use their big forwards to effect and, from a line-out 5-metres out, they gathered the ball and drove over.

The score sparked an impressive response fro the Cockles who started to move the ball phase after phase and their superiority in basic skills soon produced an opportunity for Lee to score, but unfortunately he was unable to kick the extra two points.

Injury then struck with Cockles hooker Harry Neath-Rogers having to be replaced.

Exmouth were awarded a scrum which the heavier Launceston Pack won, however, their long kick from their touch line was safely gathered by Davis who carried the ball over to score, but Lee found his usual reliability with the boot absent and the extras were missed.

In the second half, despite changes to formation, the Cockles continued to play with vigour and although they struggled in the scrum the pace was too much for Launceston.

Further tries were scored by Eddie Ford, Owen Tidball Toby McConaghy and Richard Forrest.

The latter, whose try concluded the match, was outstanding in his first competitive game of rugby and was duly awarded Player of the Match.

Kicking duty in the second half was taken up by Luke Davis who was successful with three out of four attempts with one coming back off the post.

The tackler of the match award went to Eddie Ford who was taking part for the first time since breaking his arm on the beach during the summer holidays.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

11:21
Football generic picture

East Budleligh warmed for the new football season with a friendly fixture against near neighbours Woodbury who are now managed by former East Budleigh manager Spencer West, writes Mark Auton.

Read more
11:20
Exmouth RFC's Henry Goldson , who is set to play Centre against an Exeter Chiefs xv this Thursday, 6.45pm kick off

Exmouth are set to come face to face with an England International when an Exeter Chiefs XV travel to the Imperial Ground this Thursday (6.45pm), for a pre-season game being sponsored by Ashfords LLP.

Read more
11:20
Exeter Falcons action versus Cradley Heethens

Exeter Falcons fans hoping to see their new side in action back on a local track will have to be patient – but a new home is going to be found.

Read more
11:19
Golf generic picture

Sarah White was the winner of the August stableford at East Devon Golf Club last week, claiming victory over the 92 strong field by two shots, writes Helen Chivers.

Read more
11:19
Exeter Falcons action versus Cradley Heethens

Exeter Chris Richards Falcons are to be represented at Topsham Fun Day this coming Saturday (August 27).

Read more
11:18
Cycle speedway Champions
Will & Owen Tidball

Exmouth cycle ace Will Tidball continued his fine season when he won the Under-16 Cycling Championships last national series meeting of the year at Oliver’s Mount Scarborough.

Read more
11:04

Budleigh Salterton Reserves begin a new Macron Devon and Exeter Football League Division Two season on Saturday (August 27), writes SpursTom.

Read more
11:01
madeira ladies singles champion Jan Roberts with runner-up, vice-captain Mary Ann Dowrick

The finals of Madeira’s internal competitions were played at the weekend and were much enjoyed by those taking part and those supporting despite the weather turning cooler and at times wetter, writes Jenny Smith.

Read more
10:59
Cricket

Exmouth had an eye on next season in the game against Torquay on the Maer, which failed to go the distance, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more
10:59
Topsham St James CC Under-12s at the cup final

Topsham St James Under-12s were gallant runners-up when they contested the County Sport KO Cup with Exeter.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 22°C

min temp: 16°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder


HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications