Lawrence impresses as Withy Under-7s win derby games with Exmouth

20:11 22 February 2012

Withy Under-7 action at Exmouth

Withy Under-7 action at Exmouth

Archant

Withycombe Under-7s bagged a brace of wins at neighbouring Exmouth with a 6-4 win followed by a 7-5 success.

When the two sides went head to head earlier in the season there were two cracking games and this pair of meetings did not disappoint either!

The opening game began at a very good pace and not long after the start Jack Greaves raced clear for the opening try for Withy.

The Cockles powered back to quickly restore parity.

That was about as good as it got for the remainder of the first half for the home side as the Withy defence closed ranks and the pressure on then ball did denied the Cockles time or space to manoeuvre in.

With a solid base behind them, Withy began probing raids forward and tries from Jack Burnard and another from Greaves sent Withy into the break with a 3-1 lead.

The second half was a much closer affair as Exmouth began to press the ball well with real tenacity. Tries were exchanged by the sides in tit-for-tat moves.

Curtis Fraser and Lewis Alford added their names to the score sheet, the latter after displaying great technique with a side-step that wrong footed the Cockles defence.

The try of the game came from Thomas Lawrence who showed great perseverance and awareness to be on the end of three phases of play before he eventually crossed the Exmouth line.

Withy emerged as worthy 6-4 winners but Exmouth contributed much to an enthralling contest.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

09:02
Exmouth sailor Sam Matson with his boat now adorned in the sponsors name

Exmouth solo sailor Sam Matson has secured a major sponsorship, writes Stephen Birley.

Read more
09:00
Exmouth 2nds at home to Axmouth United. Ref exsp 9433-10-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Exmouth Town Reserves played their first game in three weeks at Southern Road, beating Axmouth Town 3-1 in what was a scrappy encounter, writes Alan Haywood.

Read more
09:00
Football generic picture

Exmouth Town are still seeking their first victory of 2015 after a 3-3 draw at St Blazey last Saturday, writes John Dibsdall.

Read more
09:00
Football generic picture

Exmouth Amateurs Reserves shared the Fresha League Division Three points with visiting Thorverton in a 1-1 draw.

Read more
09:00
Football generic picture

Goals from Tim Whiteoak, Dan Atkinson and Ben Wyatt gave East Budleigh a 3-1 win, three points and a double against local rivals Lympstone last Saturday, writes Mark Auton.

Read more
09:00
football generic picture

Budleigh Salterton Under-14s resumed their quest for glory in the Exeter and District Youth League Division Two when they saw off neighbouring Exmouth United 12-0 at Greenway Lane, writes SpursTom.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 10.1°C

min temp: 5.9°C

Most Read Sport

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition



Exmouth's trusted business finder