McDonald treble of tries sees Exmouth Under-15 to Honiton win

17:28 12 September 2012

Exmouth RFC U16 action

Exmouth RFC U16 action

Archant

Exmouth 19, Honiton 15.

The Cockles Under-15s made a winning start to then new season with a fine win over their East Devon rivals.

They made a sparkling start with the Cockles clearly looking determined not to be out-muscled by a team who had beaten them heavily in the past two encounters.

A dream start saw them recover the ball from a wayward kick. Full back Caleb Bills made good ground with some tricky running and presented the ball back. The forwards then secured great ball with Josh Wickes using the wide pass to Connor MacDonald and the first try was on the board!

Honiton recovered to level the score 5-5, but it was Exmouth who went in to half-time 12-5 up, MacDonald scoring the try with George Mears converting. After the turnaround Honiton showed why they can be dangerous in open play, scoring two tries, they had the lead 15-12. Resolute defence and much improved phases of play ensured that Exmouth stayed in touch in this see-saw encounter. Caleb Sampson put his body on the line on a number of occasions to help the team in attack and defence. With one minute on the clock Exmouth were seeking the decisive score. Honiton defensive attentions were drawn to stopping the ever destructive Joe Harris, the young Cockles used the extra space to send MacDonald over for his hat trick try.

Mears kept his cool and slotted a great conversion to seal an outstanding victory.

A healthy turn-out of supporters gave both sets of players loud applause at the final whistle in appreciation of their collective efforts.

What was clear from the overall performance was that the hard work out in by all in the pre-season period has clearly been of benefit given the pace and power of this display.

Team: Caleb Bills, Jamie Davies, Charlie Garratt, Jake James-Graham, Joe Harris, Drew Jobson, Oscar Kilvington, Connor MacDonald, George Mears, Keenan Paver, Caleb Sampson, Jake Sharp, Owen Smith, Joe Walker, Josh Wickes, Jake Williamson.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 20:35
Exmouth Sea Angling Club member Darren Bell of Exeterwith a 14lb 12oz 7 drams blonde ray caught during a trip to fish in the Bristol Channel. This is a new club record for the species.

Exmouth Sea Angling Association’s Darren Bell set a new record for the club in terms of catching blonde rays last week, writes Si Boeree.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:46
Parade des Figaros lors de l inauguration de la Solitaire du Figaro Eric Bompard cachemire 2015 - Bordeaux le 22/05/2015

The final countdown is on the start of the 2015 Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard Cachemire, writes Steve Birley.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:30
Sidmouth sailing - the Scorpion championships. Guy Revill and Jack Rea racing on Day Two.

Over the bank holiday weekend, Sidmouth Sailing Club hosted the Scorpion Southern Area Championships and Round Two of the 2015 Silver Scorpion National Circuit.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:28
Cricket

Sidbury entertained Withycombe Rugby Club Dads in what was their fourth outing of the season.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:28
Close up view of tennis racket and balls on the clay tennis court

Budleigh Salterton Tennis Club is hosting a Great British Tennis Weekend next month.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:27
Exmouth Harriers at the Chagford Two Hills race; (left to right); Anthony Hatchard, Dawn Teed and Hugh Marsden.

Three Exmouth Harriers were on parade for the Chagford Two Hills Race, writes Cathy Newman

Read more
Yesterday, 07:27
Exmouth RFC award winners with their trophies

Exmouth RFC held their 2015 Awards Evening to honour the stars of the campaign on and off the Imperial ground turf, writes Jan McCarthy.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:27

Playing in Division Four of the Exeter and District Over-60s League, Budleigh Men have made an encouraging start to the season by winning all four matches played to date, writes Paul Griffin.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:27

Taking place for the 210th time, the Saturday morning Killerton Park Run had a record number of finishers, writes Cathy Newman.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:22

With the season now in full swing, Madeira bowlers have had a busy week, writes Mary Ann Dowrick.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life
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